Project Management Office Improvement

Purpose

Benefits

Who needs an PMO Improvement 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 with off-shore and 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 Improvement Service is to assist clients in improving the organizational performance based on a previous customized assessment of the structure, goals, decision authorities, processes and methods. Based on that assessment, various custom services will be provided to improve the organizations performance in one or more of the following areas and any others that are deemed appropriate:

  • Organizational leadership and dynamics
  • 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 (varies depending on need)

  • Project management staff integrated and implementing best practice methods and standards
  • Consistent application of standards, methods and tools
  • Project Governance employed in accordance with management expectations
  • Project risk management is an integral part of the Project Management Office
  • PMO is providing effective project communications and reporting
  • PMO is focused on the projects needing management attention
  • Collaborative review approach that transfers knowledge and capability to your organization
  • Rapid, independent evaluation of real issues and problems affecting projects
  • Needs based development plans

Who needs an PMO Improvement Service

The PMO Improvement 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
  • Projects that have been in delivery for a long time