Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Refocus your PMO - part II

Here are the three most important things you can do to ensure your survival;

1.Understand the Critical Importance of Project Health Checks and Audits
2.Ensure only strategically aligned projects are managed – all others should be dropped
3.Manage the resourcing across all projects

In our research of Project Management Offices we have found that the most focus on the technical and tactical side of their responsibility. This includes the development of project management processes, tools and templates. They collect data and present reports. These PMOs are doomed if they don’t refocus their efforts, park all of this job responsibility and think more strategically. The imperative today is to quickly demonstrate how the PMO can have an immediate impact on the continued success of their organization.

My next Blogs will detail how to do each of these things you need to do in order to survive.