PMO Implementation

When establishing a PMO, it is important to understand how the organization is currently performing and the desired target state.

Institute common PMO functions:

  • Project and Program Corporate Governance.

  • Performance and Financial Management.

  • Risk, Issue and Scope Management.

  • Communications Management.

 

These functions can be applied at a project or program level depending on the organizational need.  By examining the day to day execution of the projects in the organization, the PMO can identify opportunities in project initiation, reviews, project planning, knowledge sharing and status reporting to the executive team and board.

Some recommendations could include:

  • Provide better decision making through gate reviews to mitigate risk.

  • Track program and project progress and identify risks to the C Level leaders.

  • Provide resource management by analyzing resource requests and commitments for projects.

  • Consult and mentor new staff on project management processes.

  • Build and execute implementation plans.