A PMO provides centralized processes, tools and tracking for a set of projects – helping with status monitoring, prioritization, resource management, support, control and evaluation of these projects. MNB's outstanding depth of experience in methods, tools and program and project management help to ensure effective project planning and management, and an appropriate focus for getting projects done on-time, within budget and scope, and with quality performance.
A key enabler of organizational project management
One of the greatest challenges that companies face in making the move to an organizational approach to project management is the creation of an effective, valued and strong Project Management Office.
MNB's PMO Implementation methodology provides a blueprint and roadmap for rapidly defining and implementing a world-class Project Management Office within your organization.
Among the greatest challenges in the implementation of a Project Management Office is ensuring that it is viewed throughout the organization as an enabler and not as a threat. Our PMO Implementation methodology has been designed to address some of the critical issues associated with building an effective Project Management Office:
| •||What is the role of a true Project Management Office?|
| •||How do we avoid creating the 'project' or 'methodology' police?|
| •||What is the balance between mentoring and directly managing?|
| •||To what degree is the Project Management Office a support organization versus an interventionist organization?|
| •||How do we build consensus that the Project Management Office is a critical provider of value to our project management discipline?|
MNB's PMO Implementation methodology builds on many years of developing and implementing leading PMO organizations. Our process provides a roadmap that addresses the definition of not only its structure and approach, but the process of communication, marketing, staffing, launching and evolving the Project Management Office over time. Thoroughly addressing all these issues allows your PMO to become a critical lynch-pin of your organization's project management success.
MNB's PMO Implementation methodology provides support for the key dimensions of building and developing your Project Management Office capability, including:
| •||Definition of the role and purpose of a PMO in a project organization.|
| •||Identification of the roles, responsibilities, procedures and processes associated with the performance of a PMO.|
| •||Strategies and tools for articulating the business case for and marketing a PMO within your organization.|
| •||Communication and implementation approaches for marketing the value and need for a PMO, and providing stakeholders with on-going status and implementation progress.|
| •||Essential templates, tools and guidelines for performing the functions of a PMO.|
| •||Strategies for identifying, selecting and implementing supporting tools and systems to support and maintain the operations of a PMO.|
The advantages to your organization of adopting MNB's PMO Implementation methodology includes access to a tested, proven approach to the development, deployment and communication of a Project Management Office capability:
| •||Your PMO staff will enjoy the benefit of clearly defined roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for not just the development of the PMO but also its on-going operational execution.|
| •||Your management team will be provided with the portfolio, program and project progress information necessary to ensure the effective delivery of your organizations projects, and be able to focus on those critical areas requiring the most assistance.|
| •||Your project teams will receive the support, guidance and assistance necessary to manage their projects effectively and ensure that all organizational stakeholders are aware of project progress, issues and outcomes.|
| •||Your project customers will enjoy a clear appreciation of the progress and attainment of project outcomes and the delivery of measurable value from your project organization.|
| •||Your project managers will receive the support and have access to the resources necessary to consistently deliver successful projects in harmony with the rest of your organization.|
For more information on how our PMO Implementation methodology can guide your organization in the creation of a world-class Project Management Office, contact MNB today.