PMONow! The Quick PMO Startup Service

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Organizations around the world are implementing formal project management processes and disciplines to deliver their work initiatives on time, within budget and to an agreed upon level of quality. Part of the ability to execute better, faster and cheaper comes from your ability to implement common project management processes and practices. Many organizations have attempted to deploy common processes and build competencies by creating a Project Management Office (PMO).

People often wonder what it will take to implement a PMO. The answer is “it depends”. It depends on the specific needs of each organization and the vision for how each PMO will help meet the needs. There are many potential products and services that a PMO can be responsible for depending on the needs of the organization. The PMO is typically responsible for acquiring and deploying a common project management process to the rest of the organization. However, they can also do much more, including training and coaching, project audits, consolidated project status reporting, project management certification, portfolio management, etc.

Many PMOs focus too much on internal activities and not enough on providing value to the rest of the organization. These PMOs think their job is to design new processes and templates. At TenStep, we focus on making sure the PMO provides value to the organization. We call this the “Value Add PMO”.

TenStep can help you understand how to best define and utilize a PMO within your organization. We have the expertise to help you define a PMO Roadmap that results in a Value-Add PMO.

We will use our predefined PMO model to guide you through:

  • Discussing the current and future state of your organization
  • Uncovering the gaps to move toward the future state
  • Identifying the PMO services to close the gaps
  • Understanding priorities and resource requirements to implement the services
  • Mapping out the timeline to deploy the services, concentrating on the most critical aspects first
  • Validating the resource requirements to complete the work

Creating a PMO Roadmap that guides the PMO work over the next 12-18 months

A Project Management Office can add significant value to your projects and to your entire organization. Deploying your methodology is not a trivial affair. If you are really serious about your organization adopting the new methodology, you must structure and implement Deployment Project(s), taking a long-term, holistic view.

We’ve done it before and we can help you get there. Make sure you don’t miss an important step in the journey.

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