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Your First 100 Days as an EPMO Head

Published: 19 November 2013

ID: G00255668

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


Enterprise program management offices succeed (or fail) based upon the perceptions of others and rapidly establishing credibility. You have just 100 days to earn initial credibility through results, and to create a value-add perception of your new function.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Assess Your EPMO Opportunity and Get Started
  • Month 1 — Major Activities Involve Listening, Assessing the Environment and Choosing the First Challenges
  • Month 2 — Draft the Year 1 Strategy and Build Support, While Keeping an Eye on Near-Term Initiatives and Execution
  • Month 3 — The Major Activity Is to Finalize a Solid Foundation and Publicize Early Successes
  • Success at 100 Days Is Continuing Support to Go Forward

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