A mature Programme Management Office (PMO) function can provide a full picture of your change landscape through organisational breadth, timely, and transparent decision making and thereby ensuring that your change investments are maximised.
Growing your PMO function – like a garden
The flowers you plant today will blossom in the future. By taking care of your garden, they will come out every year and by planting a variety of flowers, you can enjoy them at different times of the annual cycle.
An enterprise PMO (ePMO) function can be compared to the trees in your garden, giving it shape and boundaries. Individual projects are like the flowers. When they are in harmony with the overall layout, your garden will look well and balanced.
An effective PMO function can ensure your business reaps the value of your investments, and thereby can ensure that:
However, if you neglect your change portfolio, several issues can arise:
Scaling your PMO …
Our experts understand how PMO departments s operate, having real life understanding of what works well and what less so. To understand how to improve your PMO function, we have set out our thinking around the PMO journey and its maturity.
We distinguish between three levels, combining process maturity with organisational breadth. There are different shades of each level depending on your change agenda.
A fully matured PMO function may not be what you need right now if your PMO function is providing the insights you need to deliver your change agenda. However, you may want to look at our maturity assessment to see where you are today and where you might want to take your PMO.
Your checklist to maturing your ePMO?
Project One has the expertise to support organisations in the journey of moving up the maturity curve and ultimately building an optimised, enterprise focused PMO function that is aligned to the size and complexity of your organisation. Our approach includes:
We have an experienced team and comprehensive, adaptable tool kit to accelerate you through these steps.
To discuss further, please contact Nick Houlton
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