Project Management Office (PMO) Services Why a Program Management Office?

The primary reasons for implementing a PMO with an organization is the promise of improved efficiency and effectiveness by making best use of available scarce resources.

The Benefits of an Effective PMO

The benefit of increased effectiveness will ensure. that project management processes are delivered in a correct, consistent, and timely manner.

A One Stop Shop for Project Management

A centralized point of contact for all project related queries, issues, status, contacts, risks and costs.

Organizational Visibility

A PMO provides organizational visibility about project status, progress, issues and risks. It can provide a standardized and consistent process for project escalations and change control with a consistent process for identifying and escalating risks earlier.

Benefit Realization

An important role of a PMO is to review business cases for new projects and to identify any gaps in the realization of strategic benefits. In addition as part of monitoring and control, to review the business case at different stages of the project to ensure it is still valid.

Improved Monitoring and Control

A PMO can increases the efficiency in tracking progress of projects and improving the monitoring and control of projects by providing a single point of contact.

Improved Resource Management

It allows improved resource management with priorities managed based on timelines, budgets and resource levels.

Improved Resource Management

It allows improved resource management with priorities managed based on timelines, budgets and resource levels.

Consistent Project Delivery

A PMO can facilitate consistent project management (methods, processes, tools, reporting) with repeatable project delivery and less reinventing the wheel from improved project estimates based on project history and lessons learnt.

Governance and Communications

A PMO ensures proper communications to relevant stakeholders with the benefit of a standardization of project status reporting that allows an effective view of the current portfolio projects.

The implementation of an effective governance process will ensure that projects comply with best practices aligned with business objectives.

Mature project management organizations have a clear, well-communicated strategy and know how each project supports it. Installing effective project management includes putting in place a portfolio management process to evaluate and prioritize every project for its fit with the business strategy and objectives. This needs to occur very early in the whole project lifecycle, during the project proposal stage, if at all possible.

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