Project Management Office

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PM Role in Software Maintenance

I am working to establish a formal PMO in my current organization. Senior management and I agree on most things, but there is one point on which we cannot agree. We have several software maintenance ...
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What should the job title be of the person who runs a Project Management Office? [closed]

What would be a good job title of the person who is typically tasked to run and manage a PMO?
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PMO is a department/area or a role?

Usually I read it about as a area or department, the Project Management Office. But, in my company, the newly created project management department is using the word to describe: The schedule of ...
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PMO Value Add Metrics

What would be the best group of metrics to use to measure PMO value in services organization? What do you use in your org,if any? By this I am talking about more of the soft metrics like repeat ...
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What is the relationship and flow between an Enterprise Architecture Practice and the practice of a PMO?

Depending on whom you speak with, people have different views depending on the structure of the organization. The first of these views is that when the business has an idea, it engages with the PMO ...
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What should be the PMO's role in a Scrum Environment?

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 ...