Gartner Research

The Lean PMO: Promoting Lean Practices From Project Initiation Through Closure

Published: 21 November 2011

ID: G00224691

Analyst(s): Matt Light

Summary

The PMO need not be seen as "paper pushers" and "the process police." PMOs can drive improved performance, not only on projects but also on related processes, before and after project execution in the value stream, from project initiation through project closure.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • A Lean PMO Promotes Lean Practices From Project Initiation With Living Charters
  • Key "Engagements" for the Lean PMO
  • A Lean PMO Targets Waste in Project Products and Process Artifacts
  • Lean Versus Obese: Are the Processes the PMO Supports Putting on Weight?
  • Closure — Neither Too Soon Nor Too Narrow: Remember That Project Charter?

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