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Setting Up a Project Management Office

Posted by Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The role of a Project Management Office (PMO) differs greatly across industries and companies; there is no standard PMO model for ensuring success.  The most effective PMO structure closely supports a company’s corporate culture, its’ business needs and current Project Management capabilities.  This means that a Project Management Office must evolve along with its’ customers need and capabilities.

Responsibilities of a PMO can range from providing support functions for the project management community to directly managing projects.  Generally PMOs provide some combination of:

  • Project management guidance and mentoring to project managers in the organization
  • Developing Project management processes and methodology and working to get these adopted by the organization
  • Developing and delivering Project Management training
  • Centralizing the ownership and management of Project Managers
  • Selecting, implementing, maintaining and supporting project management, portfolio management and resource tools for use by the organization
  • Providing Reports or Analytical analysis of Project, Portfolio and Resource information to the organization
  • Developing and maintaining the companies Roadmap for implementing and improving an organization’s Project Management capabilities.

Building a PMO that is right for your organization requires an understanding of your current PM capabilities and your organizations ability to absorb change.  A good Roadmap for implementing a PMO must be based on sound and effective Project Management practices and be related to the pains that your organization needs to resolve.

Pinnacle has the breadth of experience to help you chart the way.  If you are a small group and simply need help in defining a Roadmap to establishing a PMO we can help. If you are a large and complex organization that needs help in establishing procedures, roles and responsibilities and setting up an Earned Value Management, or Enterprise Project Management, PMO we know what to do.

We have worked to establish or evolve PMOs in a large number of industries.  Our breadth of experience can save you time and money and accelerate the benefits that having a PMO brings.

Contact a Pinnacle professional today to get started. Give Us a Call or Send Us an Email


Topics: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Enterprise Project Controls (EPC), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Training, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc.

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1993, Pinnacle provides a wide range of professional services through 4 primary service lines: Management Consulting, Technology Systems Implementation, Training & Education, Functional Fulfillment. Pinnacle has extensive experience implementing and optimizing enterprise-wide capabilities in all Project Management related practices.

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