Why do PMOs Fail?

Why do PMOs Fail?

Project Management
More and more Project Management Offices (PMOs) are seen both as saviors as well as fiascos waiting to happen. Through empirical and statistical data, we now that companies all over the world get very excited about the idea of having some sort of internal entity that will help with managing resources, provide training, set overall standards and guidelines, and be the repository, as well as aggressive collector of lessons learned and other helpful internal data. However, most people also know or have heard of, PMOs that fail within a year of their implementation. Therefore, managing principals and project managers get excited about the thought of having a PMO, but are also wary of being the ones whose PMO fails on their watch. So what is the answer? Go ahead and…
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Developing a Project Management Office (PMO) is in itself a Project!

Developing a Project Management Office (PMO) is in itself a Project!

Resources
One of the more exciting parts of the work I do is helping my clients expand their businesses. Whether they buy out another company, open a new office across the country or overseas, or simply increase their staff due to client needs, they recognize the benefits of developing and implementing a PMO. And this “temporary endeavor” is, of course, a project, which needs to be approached as such. However, some of my clients sometimes chuckle when I tell them we need to start with a charter, and then continue on with a project management plan. They see these tools as redundant for an internal PMO. The charter and PM Plan, they believe, is only necessary when running projects for their clients, but both of these documents are essential to be…
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Developing a Project Management Office (PMO) is in itself a Project!

Developing a Project Management Office (PMO) is in itself a Project!

Resources
One of the more exciting parts of the work I do is helping my clients expand their businesses. Whether they buy out another company, open a new office across the country or overseas, or simply increase their staff due to client needs, they recognize the benefits of developing and implementing a PMO. And this “temporary endeavor” is, of course, a project, which needs to be approached as such. However, some of my clients sometimes chuckle when I tell them we need to start with a charter, and then continue on with a project management plan. They see these tools as redundant for an internal PMO. The charter and PM Plan, they believe, is only necessary when running projects for their clients, but both of these documents are essential to be…
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How to start a Project Management Office (PMO) in your organization

How to start a Project Management Office (PMO) in your organization

FAQs
As you probably know, there are a lot of articles, white papers, and blogs about how to set up a PMO. You have probably been thinking of setting one up for months or even years, but you can’t find the time or are concerned about the cost to your organization, the resistance you might get from the board of directors and/or the staff. Sound familiar? That’s because most organizations, if not all, go through the same decision-making process. What I recommend you do first is ask yourself these simple questions: Do you feel like you keep reinventing the wheel each time you start a new project and or project/process? Do you think you have the processes, guidelines, templates, etc. needed to start and run a project, but you just don’t…
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The PMO Conference 2019 London

The PMO Conference 2019 London

The PMO Conference is curated and designed for you, the PMO practitioner. Focused on portfolio, programme and project offices, this one day conference is all about learning more about your chosen profession. From a full programme of PMO expert speakers, a dedicated PMO exhibition full of PMO products and services and time to network with new PMO contacts or reconnect with friends and ex-colleagues, the day is 100% PMO focused. Find out the latest PMO research Discover and learn about a whole host of new PMO ideas and techniques Meet, network and share with other like-minded practitioners Take time out to reflect and refocus on your work Join other PMO Directors, Heads of P3O, PMO Managers, Programme Managers, PMO Analysts, and PMO support practitioners. The conference is open to anyone with an…
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APM PMO SIG Conference Bristol

APM PMO SIG Conference Bristol

85% of organizations in the UK have a PMO and yet as a discipline, it still needs to justify its existence. On this auspicious month, delegates will be treated to new views of their PMO thanks to speakers from around the industry to help them fall in love with their every day, their people and their future. Join the Association for Project Management PMO Special Interest Group Annual Conference APM PMO SIG Conference Bristol
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