Since project management offices began to appear in organizations, academic researchers, project management practitioners and their organizations have been asking how best structure project management offices (PMOs), what roles, functions and leadership styles should they adopt to provide the maximum value.
Less than 33% of PMOs reach the full potential which indicates a limited understanding in how PMOs should be defined not only at the project, program and portfolio levels, but also with organizational enterprise PMOs, departmental, divisional and research PMOs. There is virtually no experience nor understanding how to design topology for a networked set of PMOs to address organizational issues irrespective of industry, organization type and size, that optimally supports the organizational needs of today, and tomorrow.
This course brings together the latest in academic research and best practices across the project, program and portfolio (strategic) areas into a PMO framework based on the AIPMO® standard that will allow the attendee to understand the building blocks of project, program and portfolio management, success factors, success criteria, PMOs types, assessment of the current PMO setups in terms of SWOT and then a roadmap to strategically design and implement a topology of networked PMOs to ensure PMO alignment to organizational needs. Furthermore, strategic PMO capabilities can extend beyond the traditional functions of project, program, and portfolio and into the realm of organizational and transformative change for sustainment of strategic business execution excellence.
As a PMO expert, you will be able to assess PMOs in operation within the context of your organization, the project types they support, appropriate leadership styles, PMO functions including their ability to act as catalysts to knowledge sharing units that seed and support innovation groups whilst understanding the risks associated with long-term PMO performance. In doing so, will you will have an opportunity to find out why some PMOs might perform below expectations, what are the drivers for change, as well as learn how to improve individual and collective PMO performance in an organization to achieve maximum business value. You will be able to design and establish an enterprise-wide PMO strategy based on a PMO topology concept – modeled to your organization environment and from this develop your PMO services and capabilities based on the ‘Group PMO services and capabilities catalog’. You will also understand the content and purpose of key PMO document deliverables both at the group level and at individual PMO levels. Key documents from the course will be provided so you can use them immediately at your workplace to allow a quick start in building and running high performing enterprise-wide PMO organization.