Gartner Research

Master the Success Criteria to Lead a Reporting EPMO

Published: 16 April 2015

ID: G00275762

Analyst(s): Donna Fitzgerald

Summary

Of the four styles of EPMO that Gartner has identified, the REPMO is the most common. The secret of success in REPMO and PMO leader roles lies in being perceived as a trusted source of truth about whether or not projects are actually on track to deliver the value the enterprise hopes to achieve.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Remove Conflict and Nonparticipation by Building Consensus With Project Managers About What to Report and Why
  • Build Your Relationship With the PMs Who Are Managing the Top 50 Projects, in Order to Get Real Information, Not Just Data
  • Determine Specifically What Should Be Reported to Senior Management, How Often and in What Form to Enable Well-Informed Decisions as Quickly as Possible
  • Realize That the Only Real Authority a REPMO Must Have Is the Ability to Tell the Truth About Project Status — Don't Be Afraid to Use It

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