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Seven Best Practices for a Highly Effective PMO

Published: 10 March 2016

ID: G00300627

Analyst(s): Mbula Schoen


PMO directors are increasingly being challenged to "prove" the value of their organization. To pre-empt such a situation, they can employ these seven best practices to improve PPM practices and demonstrate the PMO's role supporting the organization and its strategic goals.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Staff the PMO With the Right Set of Knowledge, Skills and Collaborative Behaviors to Make the PMO Credible
    • Case Study
  • Develop a Track Record of Success by Identifying and Executing High Impact, High Visibility Initiatives
    • Case Study
  • Focus Your Efforts on What the Business Really Cares About
  • Build a Framework That Shows Alignment of Everything the PMO Does With the Strategic Enterprise Objectives
  • Provide Senior Leadership With Simple and Unambiguous Information
  • Fully Highlight and Showcase Your PMO Achievements
  • Evolve the PMO to Support Bimodal IT and Digital Business

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