Description of a hybrid PMO

This will be a very quick blog post more for completeness. In the last 2 articles covered the administrative and pro-active PMO’s.  Obviously these are the 2 extremes of a the PMO maturity model. In many cases a PMO is implemented that is somewhere between these 2 models (or even one that starts of as…

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Description of a managerial / pro-active PMO

The last post dealt with the definition of the reporting PMO.  This is the one most senior managers have experienced and unfortunately has the perception that it is purely consolidating data and adding little value, hence it is usually staffed by junior resources. At the other end of the spectrum is a managerial / pro-active…

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Description of an administrative / reporting PMO

The Administrative or Reporting PMO (report clearing house) is the basic form of PMO.  Due to this it is the type of PMO that most management have experience of. The main purpose of an Administrative PMO is: Report consolidation Report distribution Track deliverables / milestones Programme administration Document management Report Consolidation In order to simplify…

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PMO manager role and responsibilities

This post spends some time considering the role of the PMO manager. If an organisation is serious about improving the project delivery capability through a PMO, it is very important that the right candidate is appointed to the role. Unfortunately, as many organisations view the PMO as an administrative centre, they automatically assume that it…

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PMO tracking project progress

PMO project monitoring and project tracking

Project monitoring and project tracking is a very important aspect of the responsibilities of a PMO.  In fact, regardless if a PMO is in place or not, project tracking must be done. Why you need project tracking and project reporting The reason for this is in order to ensure that a project is making progress…

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PMO tools – project document storage

It is usual for a project or programme to create a number of important documents during the duration of the project.  Due to the time invested to create the project documents, it is very important that it is easy to locate them. It is unfortunate that in many cases project documents are stored in multiple…

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PMO tools – project procurement

Procurement is often over looked when setting up a PMO.  This is usually because there is some form of process for securing external resources, software, vendor, etc (or the true reality, smart people know a way of getting it done).  Interestingly, the Project Management Institute dedicate an entire chapter in the PMBOK (book of knowledge)…

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Project communication

PMO tools – project communication

Project communication is important and must not be overlooked during mobilisation. Learn how the PMO can help the process

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Project resource planning

PMO tools – resourcing

A guide to the important Project Management Office (PMO) tool of project resource planning.

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PMO tools – project change control | Change Management

Project Management Office Tools: An overview of the Project Change Control process – including some tips to help.

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