More About EXPO: The EXpert PMO

Purpose
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This page provides corporate executives, managers, and those involved in implementing project management offices, with access to knowledge and resources to successfully complete a Project Management Office implementation. How do we define success? As fast and cost effectively as possible, while minimizing risk and assuring maximum possible benefit.

Introduction
As you have found this page, there is a good chance that you are actively searching for information on implementing a project management office, or PMO as they are often called. You’ve come to the right place! We have helped set up or improved departmental and enterprise project management offices since the early 1980s.

Many companies are investigating a PMO because of the benefits they can receive, including:

  • Reduced capital expenditures by increasing productivity and reducing waste;
  • Establishing a competitive advantage by implementing mission critical systems faster;
  • Increased quality of results by increasing ease of use and lowering operating cost of standard (yet differentiating) methods;
  • Reduced risk by providing management better insight into problem areas much earlier, becoming proactive, rather than reactive.

The difficulty for most is determining where to start. Implementing an intelligent PMO is a project itself. As with any project, you must begin by defining your objectives and building your project around meeting those objectives. This service guides you through that process and provides you with the resources you will need as you move through the process.

Resources

The following link offers highlights of the services we offer to support you with your PMO project. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.

ProjectExperts’ PMO Presentation (click to download, 100kb)
This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of many different functions a Project Management Office could support, with support for a process for prioritizing the value to your organization and ease of implementation for each.

PMO MS Excel Priority Grid (click to download, 20kb)
This is an Excel worksheet version of the EXPO Project Management Office functions. Use it to prioritize your Project Management Office functions. Download the template, record the ease and value, then summarize your results by implementing the highest-value, easiest functions first.

PMO Improvement Options

The information above has helped many organizations to establish or improve their PMO—without further assistance from us. And, many others—those who have clear objectives, and have ways to clearly measure their results–have engaged us to move a step further. The resources below are mentioned in the presentation mentioned above, and are key to our successes in helping our clients ExPose themselves to better Project Management.

More PMO Resources From the ProjectExperts

Project Audit Support Service
Rapid Initial Planning
Quest For Better Estimates
The Small Project Guide

The PM Performance SeriesIncreasing Personal, Project, Program, and Portfolio Management Performance