PMO Career Path – 5 Concerns Joining a PMO

pmo career path concerns

Warning Sign—roberthunt1987 (Flickr.com) Are you considering joining the PMO Career path? All project management offices are not created equal, and the perception of a PMO’s value within an organization will greatly influence a project manager’s decision to pursue a position in it. Here are five concerns that could discourage a project manager from seeking a…

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IT Portfolio Management Goals and Benefits

IT Portfolio Management

Juggling the Portfolio—Dvortygirl (Flickr.com) The IT portfolio management process is a method of rationalizing an organization’s suite of IT applications to meet business needs. IT portfolio managers analyze existing applications, current and future projects to identify gaps and improvement opportunities within an organization’s IT portfolio. On a cyclical basis, an IT organization is allocated funding…

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PMO Career Path – 6 Reasons to Join a PMO

PMO Career Path

Climbing your Career Path (Flickr.com) Adding a PMO assignment to a project management career path can offer project managers experience in program-level risk and change management, expand their awareness of business issues and develop leadership skills. It can also offer the opportunity to become part of the solution to project management processes in need of…

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PMO Issues – Does a PMO Help or Hinder?

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Credit: Scott Maxwell In theory, project management offices and project managers work together to deliver value to the organization in a consistent manner. In practice, PMOs and project managers can step on each other’s toes in a clash between results and processes which create their own set of pmo issues. Here are five best practices…

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Project Management Office Example

Project Management Office Example - Revised

A recent Google search on “project management office” revealed about three quarters of a million commercial links providing consulting products, tools and expertise for PMOs. Many of these links offer methods and theories for managing PMOs, but few provide insight into an actual PMO in action. Following the first installment in this series (PMO Functions…

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PMO Functions Explained

pmo functions

The PMO Form and Function The project management office (PMO) often emerges as a construct to manage the project portfolio as a company’s project management maturity increases. The PMO may sit at different levels in the organization and provide a variety of functions to a program, organization, or an enterprise. Before organizations implement a PMO,…

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