Project Management Office Assessment

Purpose

Benefits

Who needs a PMO Assessment Service

 

Purpose

In today’s world Project Management Offices (PMO) face some of the broadest and most difficult challenges of any function to include:

  • Shortening cycle time to deliver projects
  • Increasing demand for finite number of critical resources
  • Integrating contractors and off-shore or near-shore services
  • Increasing expectations with decreasing budgets
  • Current programs:
    • Slipping schedule
    • Exceeding budgets
    • Missing expectations
    • Working across all boundaries; business, cultures, time zones
    • Obtaining consensus and collaboration
    • Obtaining sufficient numbers of qualified project managers
    • Changing work environment
    • Changing business priorities
    • Increasing need for executive visibility
    • Staying abreast of evolving information reporting requirements

The purpose of the PMO Assessment Service is to assist clients in assessing the organizational structure, goals and decision authorities to meet desired business objects are in line with expectations. Assess how the PMO conducts:

  • Review and approval of proposals
  • Project reviews and project dashboard reporting
  • Change control
  • Escalation of project issues
  • Project risk management
  • Executive level dashboard reporting
  • Project management methods, standards and tools
  • Project management training and development

Benefits

  • Holistic overview of the health of the portfolio:
    • Maturity of project management staff
    • Consistent application of standards, methods and tools
    • Project governance
    • Project risk potential
    • Project communications and reporting
  • Understanding of which projects need management attention
  • Collaborative review approach that transfers knowledge and capability to your organization
  • Rapid, independent evaluation of real issues and problems affecting projects

Who needs a PMO Assessment Service

The PMO Assessment Service is recommended for organizations that have multiple of the following criteria:

  • Geographically dispersed projects
  • Multinational teams
  • External partners delivering a substantial portions of projects
  • Delivering projects to external clients
  • Global projects
  • Business critical solutions
  • Dynamically changing organizations and environments
  • Growing project portfolios
  • Project delivery issues