6 Critical Ways PMO Supports Project Managers
LAST UPDATED ON: 27TH AUGUST, 2019
Project Management Office or PMO is a specialised or centralised department that is responsible for the managing project manager and coordinating successful implementation of projects in any organisation. In this article, I want to to talk about six major ways that PMO supports Project Managers.
#1 MANAGING SHARED RESOURCES
One of the major roles of the PMO is to manage shared resources for the project. There are times that large organisations have projects that are going on at different locations. They have to make sure that such limited resources are equally distributed so that projects objectives are achieved within that limited resources.
#2 Coaching and Mentoring
Another way that the PMO supports Project Managers is through coaching and mentoring of Project Managers. The PMO has to make sure that they train and retrain Project Managers on best practices when it comes to stakeholder communication and managing project successfully.
#3 Developing Project Methodology
Every organisation over time has come up with unique methodologies for managing their projects. They have to come up with a standard and best practices when it comes to what is applicable for their projects. The PMO is expected to develop the proper project management methodology that can be used in managing projects successfully.
#4 Monitoring Compliance
Another major way that PMO SUpports Project is through monitoring compliance with standards, policies and norms for the project. There are certain PMOs that expect Project Managers to used supplies templates and rules. Where these are applicable, the PMO might put the audit process in place in order to check whether the Project Manager(s) are following the guidelines or not.
#5 Managing Project Policies
It is also the duty of the Project Manager to manage project policies, procedures, templates and other shared documentation for the project. The Project Management Office has to make sure that these documents are tailored to meet the need of the project at hand.
#6 Coordinating communications
Another important role of the PMO to the Project Managers is that they help in coordinating communication across various departments in the organisation. The PMO can assist the Project Manager to identify stakeholders and come up with measures to gather requirements and get maximum support from stakeholders.
#7 Managing Project Policies
It is the duty of the Project Manager to manage project policies, procedures, templates and other shared documentation for the Project. The Project Management Office has to make sure that these documents are made available to Project Managers. They also have to make sure that these documents are tailored to meet the need of the project at hand.
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