What is Project Management Office (PMO)?
PMO is the office or department responsible for establishing, maintaining and enforcing project management processes, procedures, and standards. It provides services and support for project managers.
PMO will improve visibility into and control of department, business, and enterprise-affecting programs. A well implemented PMO will result in positive impact on finances, schedules, and customer satisfaction.
PMO's can help Senior Management by providing the structure needed to standardize project management practices and facilitate project portfolio management, as well as determine methodologies for repeatable processes.
How APS can help in setting up PMO?
APS will conduct an assessment of the client's organization to understand the current Program Management process & procedures and come up with a PMO implementation road map based on best practices from CMMI®, Knowledge areas of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK), OPM3.
The Roadmap will include an optimum mix of multiple services from the following:
- PMO kick off workshop
- Project Management training (refer to APS training)
- Assist in developing PMO policies & processes
- Mentor Project Managers
- Program Health check
- Measure performance