Thursday, February 6, 2014

Project management office (PMO)

Is a management structure that standardizes project governance processes and facilitates the sharing of knowledge, resources, methodologies, tools and techniques.

Different types of PMOs
Supportive - Provides a consultative role
Controlling - Provide support and require compliance
Directive - Controls the projects

Primary functions of a PMO

  • Managing shared resources across all projects administered by the PMO
  • Developing project management methods 
  • Coaching, mentoring, training and oversight
  • Monitoring compliance 
  • Developing and maintaining project polices, procedures, templates
  • Coordinating communication across projects 
PMBOK reference pages 11,12

Reference video

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