Gartner Research

How to Avoid the 'Seven Deadly Sins' of a PMO

Published: 25 June 2008

ID: G00158630

Analyst(s): Donna Fitzgerald

Summary

Sometimes knowing what not to do is almost as good as knowing what to do. A PMO that conscientiously avoids the "seven deadly sins" presented in this research is well on its way to success.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Overview
  • Analysis
    • The First Deadly Sin: Ignoring Resource Capacity
    • The Second Deadly Sin: Refusal to Deal With Troubled Projects
    • The Third Deadly Sin: Failure to Create a Bottom-up Program
    • The Fourth Deadly Sin: Failure to Adopt Release Management
    • The Fifth Deadly Sin: Failure to Speak the Language of Business
    • The Sixth Deadly Sin: Failure to Get Projects Off to a Good Start
    • The Seventh Deadly Sin: Expecting Software Alone to Solve the Problem

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