PMO (Project Management Office)
Does Your Business Need a PMO (Project Management Office)?
Project management is fairly easy for a new business. With only one or two projects taking place, it doesn't take much to get a handle on everything. However, as the business grows and the number of projects increases, project management can become overwhelming – unless something is done to make it easier and more efficient. This is where a PMO (Project Management Office) comes in.
A PMO is responsible for keeping track of the standards and specifications of projects, allowing governance on intake and approval, creating efficient ways of handling tasks, keeping required documentation in place, providing guidance and best practices, and keeping track of ongoing project metrics.
PMOs are utilized to establish governance and to ensure that the efforts are aligned and not duplicative. They also allow for the teams involved to communicate and not over stepping on each other shoes. PMOs ensure that the initiatives are moving properly from ideation all the way to execution and closing while a tracker is established to ensure a pulse check is applied frequently to know what is working, what is not working, and what changes need to be made mid-course.
sayAplus can help you establish and mature solid Project Management Offices whether they are project-specific, departmental, or for the enterprise.