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Four Steps to Setting Up a PMO That Delivers Value

Published: 17 April 2018

ID: G00355404

Analyst(s): Mbula Schoen


Many varieties of PMOs exist, and even PMOs within one organization can differ widely, but there are four broad types that deliver value. Program and portfolio management leaders must take four key steps to choose and set up the best type of PMO for their organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Identify the Main Reasons for Setting Up a PMO
  • Step 2: Assess the Maturity Level of Your Organization’s PPM
  • Step 3: Choose Your PMO Setup From the Four Types That Deliver Value
    • The Activist PMO
    • The Delivery PMO
    • The Compliance PMO
    • The Centralized PMO
  • Step 4: Adapt the PMO to Support Digital Business

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