More About EXPO: The EXpert PMO

Purpose
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This page targets those who intend to successfully complete a Project Management Office implementation. Our audience includes corporate executives, managers, and internal consultants, project managers, and key internal stakeholders. We offer access to our knowledge and experience in implementing effective project management offices. How do we define implementation success? As fast and cost effectively as possible, while minimizing risk and assuring maximum possible benefits.

Introduction
As you have found yourself on this page, there is a good chance that you are actively searching for information on implementing a project management office, or PMO as they are often called. You’ve come to the right place! We have helped set up or improved departmental and enterprise project management offices since the early 1980s.

Many companies are investigating a PMO because of the benefits they can receive, including:

  • Reduced capital expenditures by increasing productivity and reducing waste;
  • Establishing a competitive advantage by implementing mission critical systems faster;
  • Increased quality of results by increasing ease of use and lowering operating cost of standard (yet differentiating) methods;
  • Reduced risk by providing management better insight into problem areas much earlier, becoming proactive, rather than reactive.

The difficulty for most is determining where to start. Implementing an intelligent PMO is a project itself. As with any project, you must begin by defining your objectives and building your project around meeting those objectives. This service guides you through that process and provides you with the resources you will need as you move through the process.

Resources

The following links offer highlights of the services we offer to support you with your PMO project. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.

Our PMO Presentation (click to download, 100kb)
This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of many different functions a Project Management Office could support, with support for a process for prioritizing the value to your organization and ease of implementation for each.

PMO MS Excel Priority Grid (click to download, 20kb)
This link is to an Excel worksheet version of the EXPO Project Management Office functions. Use it to prioritize your PMO functions. Download the template, record your estimate of the ease of each function’s implementation, and value to you. Then, summarize your results. Start your PMO project by implementing the highest-value, easiest functions first.

PMO Improvement Options

The information in our PMO Presentation has helped many organizations to establish or improve their PMOs. And, many others—those who have clear objectives, and have ways to clearly measure their results–have engaged us to move a step further. The additional resources below are mentioned in the presentation available above. The resources are key to our successes in helping clients ExPose themselves to better Project Management.

More PMO Resources

Project Audit Support Service
Rapid Initial Planning
Quest For Better Estimates
The Small Project Guide
Project Management Learning

The PM Performance Series
Personal, Project, Program, and Portfolio Management Performance