By Felix C. Veroya
Last April 23, 2022, the global train-the-trainer for one of my awaited training and certification programs this year has started. It was a cohort of project managers across the globe – United States, Australia, Middle East and SouthEast Asia. Learning is all over the room and best practices are being shared from one slide to another.
During one of the segments of the first two (2) days, we were asked how a Project Management Office (PMO) benefits the organization. Before I share with you the answers that we shared during the class, let me first give you an idea of what a PMO is.
A PMO is a group consisting of internal and external entities (stakeholders, interest groups etc) which defines, maintains and ensures standards for project management to deliver strategic initiatives. – PMO Guidebook 1st edition, PMO Global Institute
Now, what are the benefits of having a PMO to the principal organization?
Practicing Project Management is not enough. We need to venture into a more structured and reliable way to manage our project related resources and achieve our strategic projects through a Project Management Office.
Let’s continue to be #significantlybetter project managers, together!
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