Program Management Office (PMO)
Multifaceted, strategic projects allow only small margins of error in
their delivery. Even when an organization achieves success, they are
often unable to duplicate it on other initiatives. This drives the need
for an effective PMO to enable repeatable project
Traditionally there are two distinct types of PMO's: an Enterprise
Project Management Office, and a Large Initiative
Program Management Office.
Enterprise Project Management Office (Enterprise PMO):
Responsible for managing a collection of IT projects across an
organization. Having a larger scope than that of any individual project,
the Enterprise PMO will identify, define, and manage project management
processes that can be replicated by other project teams within an
Program Management Office (Program PMO): A separate
PMO formed to manage multiple inter-related projects that are being
addressed, managed, and typically funded as one comprehensive program.
This type of PMO has a defined duration that ends when the strategic
initiative is complete.
Whether you are establishing a PMO for your enterprise or for a
program, JCS can help. We have worked with many PMOs in a variety of
organizations, and we have first-hand knowledge of what works in a 'real
world' setting and what does not.
Based on the particular needs of your organization, we will work with
you to define appropriate PMO functions and processes. We will help
define and institute governance processes and measurable metrics. We can
help you determine which automated tools will work best for you, and
help you get them implemented and working to support your needs. We can
also help determine the types and number of resources you will need to
staff the PMO.
PMO Leadership & Staffing
In today's fast paced world, PMOs are often called upon to flex
capacity to meet business demands and are required to respond in a
moment's notice. Providing interim PMO staffing and leadership is a
practical solution to short-term needs such as managing the
governance process; calculating staffing requirements and
resource management; defining or updating
processes, standards, or tools for business critical projects;
or driving a major change effort.
JCS' experienced professionals are well-suited for these PMO roles.
Our consultants are high-caliber leaders, many of whom have served as
PMO Directors and Managers in other organizations. We pride ourselves on
our ability to learn quickly and work effectively in different