Gartner Research

Q&A: Should Project Managers Be Inside or Outside the PMO?

Published: 08 April 2010

ID: G00175471

Analyst(s): Audrey Apfel


As projects, project managers and project management offices proliferate, organizations have figured out where project managers should report for maximum effectiveness.

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  • Can you help me locate some information on the organizational structure of project management offices (PMOs)? What I am looking for is to see whether it is better to have project managers in a separate PMO or whether it is better to embed project managers in line areas within the IT structure.
    • Decentralized Model
    • Centralized Model
    • Conclusion

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