The Changing Face of the PMO

1:50 pm -2:20 pm

Friday, May 13, 2016

Charles Carrol room # 2203

Paper Title:

The Changing Face of the PMO


Project Management Office (PMO) has been around for more than three decades and in those thirty plus years the PMO (especially IT-PMO and in some case Enterprise PMO) has at times struggled to provide its value to organizations. With the advent of newer methodologies in the IT world, especially, AGILE and Scrum Methodologies, the PMOs are yet again finding hard to keep their feet in the ground in terms of providing value to organizations. In all these years, PMOs have been constantly adjusting to the demands of the organizations , however, primarily focusing on the basic value of the PMO which is being gatekeepers of standards for projects, mentoring project managers and coming to the rescue of troubled projects. Faced with the challenges of providing agility, the PMO is now also tasked with providing value to business owners and reduce the gap in the value perception of the business owner and the project manager. This presentation will briefly go through the significant events of the past decades of the PMO and then present those areas where the PMO will make significant contribution going forward, namely, in the areas of demand and capacity management. In the process of doing so, we will walk through a case study of demand and capacity management that was implemented by the PMO in one of the organizations


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