Is a PMO the Right Strategic Plan

Brad Egeland

Whether you have a PMO or just one or more project managers or even no true defined project managers, projects still happen. ​ The question is, do you need a Project Management Office (PMO) wrapped around the process of running these initiatives, projects, engagements or tasks? Download the white paperProjects happen no matter what your office infrastructure looks like.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO


Get rolling on a new maturity plotline for your PMO, with four competencies that script a strategic change. Fall movie season is upon us and like your favorite new flick, your PMO might be undergoing a plot-twist as the year wraps up. Hopefully you don’t turn your PMO into a horror movie along the way, but you might be able to create a thrilling ride as you focus on customer outcomes and prepare for the changes ahead.

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Building an Effective Communication Strategy for Your PMO (Program/Project Management Office)


Any one who has ever had to suffer through excessive use of the “reply all” email function at their organization immediately understands that deciding what to communicate to whom, at what level of detail and at which point in the process can be a puzzle for the PMO. Download our free Communication – A Key Driver for Project Success white paper to see how your organization can improve project communication and team collaboration

Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach


In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. In the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale , the focus of the PMO can no longer be on executing on-time and on-budget, but instead on the delivery of value as the outcome. Lean and Agile PMO

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success


Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office. Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Tad: Well good, clearly it is the PMO that is landing much of this, but it’s actually the innovation or strategy groups that start much of this activity. The PMO has a much higher percentage of actual traction, but the chief innovation office is new.

Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration


Then a focus if you have it, a PMO or a EPMO, where you can focus on capacity and best practices. Larry: What that looks like from a project management theory, you’ll be familiar with this of course, is really coming in exactly and this is taken directly from Gartner’s PPM Market [State 00:15:32] of the Universe paper. This can be from the task, the project managers to the ongoing folks that roll up to the PMO.