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Three Ways to Ensure PMO Relevancy

Published: 12 May 2015

ID: G00277701

Analyst(s): Lars Mieritz

Summary

Even PMOs that consistently provide a successful project, program and portfolio function will, over time, accumulate tasks and responsibilities not originally intended. That's why PPM leaders need to run occasional "reality checks" to ensure the PMO hasn't lost sight of its mandate.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Protect the PMO Function and Relevancy Through Annual Reviews and Updates of the PMO Mandate to Ensure Alignment With Organizational Goals
  • Ensure That the PMO Is Staffed With or Has Access to the Roles and Skill Sets Necessary to Support the Most-Valued Needs of the Business
  • Review, Update and Make Known the PMO's Value Contribution to the Organization by Actively Identifying Cross-Enterprise Opportunities and Highlighting the Additional Benefits Delivered

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