As PMOs have evolved and matured, they have augmented their competencies to include things like vendor management and risk management in their portfolio of processes. Additionally, they have developed skills and capabilities to handle complex project situations and balance project portfolios in the face of ever changing organizational and business environments. Many PMOs have now reached a point where an increase in performance means “Just work harder”.
But given the implementation of process improvements, best practices, etc., PMOs are facing barriers to improvement. Organizational dynamics and organizational effectiveness may represent an untapped opportunity for PMOs to enhance performance.
We invite you to answer this question: Do you think PMO structure influences behavior which in turn drives performance? Let us know your thoughts at pmwarstories[at]gmail[dot]com.
1. The opening of the show – “Perspectives”
2. The closing of the show – “Lazy Day”