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Define and maintain the standards for your project management in-house!

Project Management Office Set Up

What does PMO stand for?

PMO stands for Project Management Office. This is a group within an organisation that defines and maintains the standards for project management.

What do PMO managers do?

The people within the Project Management Office are the keepers of best practice, project status, and direction all in one place.

Why is PMO necessary?

The Project Management Office strives to standardise and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects.

Project Management Office

Introduce Project Management Office in your business

When we launch a Project Management Office we start by initiating a new project to control the process. The method is the same as when setting up any other project. We start off by analysing your current needs and then, based on the results, we develop a tailored design that can then be implemented and introduced into the organisation. Across the various phases, a structured change management approach must engage and communicate with the stakeholders to ensure the PMO’s acceptance and success. Making sure everyone is on the same page and knows where they fit in is vital to ensuring their buy-in to the project and has a direct effect on its success. One of the main goals is to establish a complete, up-to-date, meaningful and ideally also prioritised project list or Dashboard. Only then will you know what your company is really working on.

The roles of a Project Management Office

The PMO has a number of important roles to play within an organisation. These include:

Project Support

PMO’s provide necessary project management support in the form of coaching and guiding project managers in various ways the organisation can run projects.

Project Management Process

Project Management Office needs to ensure the development and implementation of consistent and standardised business processes.

Data Gathering

The PMO is responsible for gathering relevant project data and presenting this to management. They are responsible for tracking the overall status of projects.

The Project Management Office plays a large role is keeping the project on track and maintaining levels of consistency within the project.  

The Benefits of a Successful Project Management Office

Having a successful Project Management Office can make or break the completion of a project within a business. The benefits of a PMO include:

Aligning a portfolio of projects while at the same time keeping an eye on future strategy

Delivering programs within a budget, on-time and according to the initial scope

Understanding the links and dependencies between various projects in the program portfolio

Improving the communication within the project team among all stakeholders