Over the past year, we have sponsored several webinars on various aspects of Project Management. We have taken a practical approach using panels of experienced Project Managers who manage groups of Project and Program managers.Over half of the attendees from our most recent webinar have active PMO's in their organization. Managing a successful PMO is a difficult. In the coming months, we will be exploring the day-to-day tactical issues of running a successful PMO organization. We want to look at structure, process and tools. That's a lot of landscape, so we will try to focus on areas we believe you as managers are working to improve in your organization. Some areas being considered for examination include:
· Project Prioritization - Developing a consistent process to evaluate projects and decide which get done next and which get pushed out.
· Project Methodology - traditional project management, Agile, Waterfall? Are you consistent, or using both, or a combination?
· Accountability - What are the lines of demarcation between the PMO and other parts of the organization? Who is accountable to the business stakeholder to deliver a project; IT, PMO, or a Project Management group within the function (Care, Product, Engineering for example)?
· Communication - Even when final delivery accountability is clear, communication over the life of any project often determines how satisfied the stakeholders are at the end. What is their customer experience?
· Tools - What role do BPM, Project Portfolio and other tools play in your process?
· Governance - Does traditional governance conflict with Agile projects? Do Agile tools make older governance tools obsolete?
What are your ideas? Do you disagree with this list, and are you passionate about the role of the PMO? Then we would like to hear from you. Give us your input to improve our session, or better, participate as a panel member. Do it now.
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If you would like to discuss how we can help establish or further develop your PMO or would like to talk about your future business plans and the impact of those plans on your current supporting infrastructure, contact Harry Beane, our Vice President, Solutions.