Senior Delivery Executive that would head the PMO for both Managed Services and Transformation. Set standards for how projects are runThe PMO builds up a common set of practices, principles and templates for managing projects. Ensure project management standards are followedWhile the PMO sets project management standards, it also must ensure they are followed by performing regular assessments of projects. Gathering of project data and production of information for management reviewThe PMO will track the status of all projects in the organization based on updates from the project managers. They will standardize the way this information is compiled and reported to management. The normal way to present the information is using project dashboards which provide a clear way to keep track of the status of projects. Source of guidance and advice for project managersMost PMO’s develop into a centre of excellence for project management and can provide guidance and coaching to novice project managers or new project managers who need to understand how the organisation runs projects. In many organisations we work with, the people running projects are not always formally trained project managers and the PMO plays a key role in assisting this group. Creating a project management office (PMO)Managing and facilitating the portfolio management processCapturing project requests and ensuring each request has sufficient information to assess the project.Keeping an up-to-date repository of projects underway and requests pending review.Implementing scoring and prioritization models to help assess which requests should be approved.Managing a resource capacity plan or resource forecast to help understand resource availability for projects.
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