Gartner Research

Is Your Organization Ready for an Enterprise PMO?

Published: 07 November 2011

ID: G00219055

Analyst(s): Donna Fitzgerald


Whether or not an enterprise PMO can be effective often depends on how executive management assesses the organization's current market conditions. This research outlines four possible responses, and maps the appropriateness of an EPMO under each circumstance.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Introduction
  • Executive Readiness for an EPMO Depends on the Business Environment
    • For Operationally Oriented Organizations, the EPMO Is a Solution Looking for a Problem
    • When Change/Adaptation Is Inevitable, the EPMO Is Often the Right Answer
  • Evaluate Your Organizational Readiness, and Set Up the Appropriate EPMO Services to Match
    • Skip the EPMO If Your Organization Is in the Run-the-Business Quadrant
    • Build a Project Capability Office If You Are in the Planned Improvements Quadrant
    • If You Are in the Survival-Induced Change Quadrant, Focus on Portfolio Management
    • Build the EPMO If You Are in the Strategy-Induced Change Quadrant
  • It's All About Readiness

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