Gartner Research

Deciding Which of Four EPMO Styles Is Right for Your Organization

Published: 10 September 2012

ID: G00239503

Analyst(s): Donna Fitzgerald, Michael Hanford


Organizations are increasingly making the decision to establish an enterprise-level program office. The problem is they often aren't sure exactly what they want these organizations to accomplish. Experience has shown that one of the four styles outlined here will be right for you.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Reporting EPMO Emphasizes Transparency, Visibility
    • Case Study
    • Recommendations
  • Operational EPMO — "One-Stop Shopping" for All Things Project
    • Case Study
    • Recommendations
  • With the Strategic EPMO, Executing Strategy Is the Name of the Game
    • Case Study
    • Recommendations
  • The Business Transformation Office Can Even "Make an Elephant Dance," Given Enough Time and Effort
    • Case Study
    • Recommendations

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