2010 Global Research Report: How Project Management Offices Can Improve Organizational Effectiveness
Immediately improve the results of your PMO/EPMO with the recommendations in this research report.
Project Management Offices (PMOs) are often seen as non-revenue generating and are therefore vulnerable in difficult economic times. Yet they provide important benefits to an organization and can contribute to its overall effectiveness by ensuring that projects are successfully and efficiently implemented.
We undertook our research to find out how Project Management Offices can improve the overall effectiveness of their organizations, what strategies they can undertake to realize this goal and what may be stopping them from succeeding. We started our research by identifying organizations world-wide. We conducted almost 100 in-depth interviews with CEOs, Senior Executives and PMO staff. This was supplemented with over 850 comprehensive on-line surveys. Our first research report was released in 2005. This report includes the research results of various sizes of organizations from both the private sector and public sector.
In a climate of limited resources such as now, PMOs are expected to generate savings and efficiencies for their organizations. Our research shows that well-run PMOs are able to do this. This new report reveals six directives to guide your PMO to this end that require minimal investment to implement. It also tells you how to implement each of the six recommendations including how to:
- Drive organizational success with project management
- Create the supportive structures necessary for project management to thrive.
- Gain sponsor and management support for project management.
- Communicate and market the PMO/EPMO to the department and/or the organization.
- Manage the challenges of portfolio management.
- Deliver consistency in project processes, tools and templates to improve project success rate.
- Document and retain knowledge from projects for future benefit.