PMO typically stand for Project, Program or Portfolio Management Office. More recently this has been referred to as Enterprise Project Management (EPM) or Portfolio Project Management (PPM). Regardless it requires leadership, we call that leader a “PMO Manager” but organisations may have their own role name. At the Enterprise level the PMO typically exists to provide Project Management support, but more importantly support for Governance, typically through providing visibility and analysis to decision makers. Program and Project specific PMOs tend to have different needs, with more of a delivery focus. One size doesn’t fit all, similarly the person must match the needs of the PMO as well as where in the life cycle the PMO is (forming, transforming, performing/operational).
We are PMO specialists, in fact PMO was the primary focus of Core Consulting Group for many years after the company was established in 2006. We were one of the first organisations to specialise in PMO, from day one we have been contributing to the profession and thought leadership. We are a founding member of the AIPM PMO Special Interest Group for example, our Director is on the editorial team of the AIPM Magazine and co-ordinates “The Office” regular PMO feature in that magazine.
Our PMO Managers are skilled and experienced in establishing, improving and/or managing Portfolio Management, Program Management and Project Management Offices. Our PMO Managers will deliver value whether it is a permanent Enterprise PMO or a temporary project or program PMO.
We understand the difference a well-functioning office can make to the governance, planning, controls and delivery of projects, programs and portfolios. We also understand the importance of establishing the right PMO culture – being a service to the organisation rather than a police presence. The PMO’s we implement and manage support decision making providing positive impact on organisational success and ensuring the investment in the PMO returns tangible value.