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PMO's (Project Management Officer) role in a Scrum Environment Project Management Officer can focus on the following: In a large organization the Scrum Master will inevitably run up against organizational impediments. The PMO can be the escalation point for such issues and help overcome such impediments, if the Scrum Master has difficulty dealing with them....


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Officially, yes, PMO strictly means a separate department, the Project Management Office. However, if you are just beginning to introduce project management, or if you have another role with the acronym PM, it is likely that the people you deal with will use PMO to mean "representative of the Project Management Office" until you train them to call you a ...


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Your OP is slightly disturbing and appears to be a tail wagging the dog strategy. You indicate that you need to control the types and numbers of projects based on number and skill set of your PM. It's the other way around. Your projects for the year should dictate what you need by way of PM and should trigger either shedding those you don't need or hiring ...


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I wanted a little more background, and by reading your other posts I see that you are/were a product owner for a group of 10 developers. I will answer assuming that this is still true, but the answer will be much the same if your position has migrated to a project manager within DevOps. It just means you will work with the current product owner to provide ...


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Great answers from everybody. I want to append on @Perry Wilson's answer regarding "strengthening the methodology and standardizing process", i.e. which Project Models you use within your company. In the company I worked for (as Process Leader of Product Portfolfio Development process), we had bought a lot of companies and all had their own Project Models. ...


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Honestly, I'd be cautious about the idea of "training" business owners. You've really just got "a classic salesman's problem." How to convince people that your approach does have merit, that it really will reduce costs and business risk, and that you actually understand their point-of-view. (Which is necessarily altogether different ...


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Who should train business stakeholders very short answer: Someone who has the knowledge and a hint upfront: It is not only that they should be trained, they must be motivated to do the "new" part of their work and as always with "new" work, nobody wants to earn new workload. Now the longer and explanatory part: I have no idea which ...


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You didn't say what kind of projects these are. If you are talking about software, data and technology work then generally it is better to focus on products and value streams rather than projects. In software, projects tend to matter very little and the product is what your business stakeholders should be (and probably are) focused on. As Tiago suggested, ...


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This is a systemic problem, and although you may support business stakeholders to understand what prioritisation means, you will definitely need senior management support. In your case, you mention you have joined the project to stablish a prioritisation method. That's a demonstration that senior management is aware of the problem (which in itself is a big ...


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I've seen the term "PMO Analyst" being used for junior PMO personnel. How do other departments / units within your organisation refer to similar positions - say in finance or Personnel areas? Could you align with them in some way?


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How about calling the role PMO Secretary?


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How about Project Expediter? The PMBOK 5th Ed, has this to say about the role: A project expediter works as staff assistant and communications coordinator. The expediter cannot personally make or enforce decisions.


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How about Project Coordinator?


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Operations and maintenance operations are a function of a healthy system development lifecycle. For reference, check out IEEE-12207. That document clearly defines what Operations and Maintenance activities are. Operations activities are normally defined as largely upgrades and installs. While these can be checklist-driven, they are time-boxed. For example,...


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Good Job Titles Describe Officeholders' Roles I'm looking for a job title as an answer in both questions. The underlying problem is that you're assuming there's a canonical answer to your questions about organizational structure and job titles. There isn't. Instead, you should focus on describing the role. According to Wikipedia: The PMO strives to ...


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Yes, the word itself means "Project Management Office" and it is a department not a job role. The PMO department can have staff with different roles other than a Project Manager. In larger organizations there can be people responsible for defining the corporate Project Management policies and procedures, documentation templates etc and not have any direct ...


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The first metric is at least 10 times more important than any of the others. Does it fulfill the company's strategic mission? If the company doesn't know why it created a PMO, then the PMO should be shut down. Someone else will quote the precise number but if I recall correctly 90% of PMO's fail in 3 years, largely because they serve no strategic ...


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What is it you aim to gain from an answer? What is your role in which any understanding of this matter is relevant? Whether an individual or an organization follows either perspective (or even yet another) of the ones you described is most likely dependent on one of the following: Individual interests "Business" usually leads the charge when there is a ...


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None. Scrum has no role for project managers or a PMO.


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