5 Tips for establishing a project management office (PMO)

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 22-Sep-08

We’re always on the look-out for tips to help our clients. An interesting article on CIO.com recently highlighted these 5 tips:

1. Know what you are trying to accomplish

2. Get executive sponsorship

3. Create a reporting relationship for the project management office

4. Put the PMO in charge of process, not punitive measures

5. Select project management software

Not surprisingly the article is based on suggestions from a software tools provider (albeit with strong consultancy experience), but good advice all the same. Love the closing comment in the article “If you don’t have a good process, you’re not going to get good results” which anyone who has met us knows is a principle at our core