Project Management Office

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What should be the PMO's role in a Scrum Enviroment?

As we all know Scrum defines 3 roles Product Owner, Scrum Master and the Team. Kanban chart is used to track progress, Velocity is used to measure SPI, Epic, Story and tasks are actually used to ...
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Is there a PMO certification for PMO Directors?

I have my PMP and currently a PMO Director. However, does anyone know of a certification for PMOs?
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What is the definition of “project” in Agile settings?

The context is a PMO running across two development groups, one doing Agile development, the other using the waterfall model. In order to come up with a common approach and engagement model, we would ...
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Members of the Broader Team Find the PMO Burdensome and Valueless

The scenario here is a new IT Services Program that is about six months on a five-year firm fixed price contract, providing IT infrastructure and application O&M services for an organization that ...
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What sort of norms or frameworks can I set up to get portfolio management team to prioritize projects

The idea is that this team of 6 lower, mid and upper managers would would prioritize all of our IT development and infrastructure projects instead of trying to have us work on everything at the same ...
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Project schedule reviews

As a PMO project coach, I am often asked to review the time schedule of projects. Some are detailed schedules in MS Project while some are high level (capacity) planning in a spreadsheet. There are ...
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What are some of the pros and cons of having a Project Management Office?

Are project management offices the exception or the rule in most organisations? Does every organisation need one? Do YOU see value in having one?
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How can a PMO help the adoption of a project management culture in an organization?

I've worked with organizations that have started project management offices (PMO) in order to become more project oriented in their work processes. Sometimes it works, and the PMO becomes a source ...
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Managing projects without a PMO

In a matrixed organization without a PMO, where projects tend to be coordinated by different resources (perhaps a Team Manager, perhaps a technical lead, perhaps the person who proposed a given ...
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What are the first steps to take as a new PMO?

When starting a new PMO role in a small organization, what would be the 5 most important steps to take so that people understand the merit of having a PMO, in addition to bringing real and short term ...