Gartner Research

Clearly Define Your Goals Before Creating a PMO

Published: 13 October 2009

ID: G00169463

Analyst(s): Daniel Stang


Before creating a PMO, pursuants should answer a few key questions, including what core business problem they are trying to solve and what three main goals they would reach by solving the problem.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Identifying the Business Problem
  • Defining the Goals of the PMO to Address the Business Problem
  • Pick Your "P"
  • The Problem and Goals Can Dictate a PMO Structure
  • The Problem and Goals Can Dictate PMO Scope
  • The Problem and Goals Can Dictate Where the PMO Is Positioned in the Enterprise
  • The Problem and Goals Can Identify Target Audiences and Participants
  • How the Problem and Goals Can Help You Define PMO Responsibilities
  • How the Problem and Goals Can Determine the "Life Span" of a PMO
  • The Problem and Goals Can Change for the PMO, So Revisit Them
  • Conclusions

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