Tag Archives: project management maturity

How to build a sustainable project management system?

Introduction

Over the last 2 to 3 weeks we have published 5 articles about project management, project management office, and failure in implementing project management. These five articles build on each others leading to this sixth article in the series. Continue reading

What are the gaps in PMO implementations and how to close them?

What are the gaps in project management, specifically in PMO implementation? How to close these gaps? These are a couple of the key questions that we have been addressing in this series of articles on PMO Implementation, OPM, and the project management office in general.

Over the last few days (these are old articles that we are updating and re-publishing in 2018) we had published a few articles on PMO: Program or Project Management Office.

With the above articles, we addressed some factors on the “gaps” and today we address closing the gaps. Continue reading

Why some PMO fails or are challenged?

Why some (or maybe many) Project Management Offices, PMO fails? What are the gaps in PMO implementation that could be contributing to their failures? What is the organizational impact? Why a failed PMO might damage project management in the organization or at least dilute its value? Many questions we are posing here to open the discussion.

For the answers, continue to read. Continue reading

What are the possible PMO functions? The PMO Continuum

What are the possible PMO functions? In the context of this article, a PMO can be a project or a program management office. Today, we discuss eight possible functions along the PMO Continuum.

In the previous article we established:

  • The PMO, typically, is for the organization and not for one project or program
  • The PMO, typically, is an organizational unit
  • Not all PMO’s are the same
  • PMO typically stands for Project Management Office or Program Management Office Continue reading