Tag Archives: Project Management Office

Is it time to rethink the project management function?

Is it time to rethink the project management function? What triggered this discussion, is a recent post on rethinking the PMO. I know I have written on this topic before, but many articles on social media keep popping up, which encouraged me to write again. Today, we will make the case to rethink the project management function. We advocate moving from PMO to OPM, organizational project management.

First, we will start with some definitions to ensure alignments. Continue reading

The SUKAD Way for Managing Projects

Would you be interested in project management seminars?

Project Management Seminars

Would you be interested in attending an evening (or daytime) project management seminar?

This article is to seek your input on selecting topics for a project management seminar series.

We also want to address organizations if they would be interested in partnering with us by hosting one or more of these seminars or even full-day workshop. Continue reading

Forget about building the PMO, build the project management system!

A large percent of organizations – at least in the “West” – have project management offices (PMO), so why are we saying “forget about building the PMO”? Well for once to grab your attention:).

The PMO PoliceOn a serious notes, some organizations that are implementing a PMO, they implement with it the project management system and this is good – we can learn from these organizations. On the other hand, some organizations implement a PMO – supposedly to improve project management in the organization – but what they end up implementing is a reporting (spy) agency or a police force. 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

What is a PMO and how to differentiate between PMOs?

What is a PMO? Is it a Project Management Office, Program Management Office, or something else? How to differentiate between the different types of PMOs? In this article, we are shedding some lights on the emerging (or growing trend) of something called PMO. This is the first article on PMOs and there will be more.

This is an old article that we are updating. Continue reading