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Project performance  > PMO

PMO Adapted to Your Business Reality

Why a PMO?

We need a PMO to:
 • Improve the projects performance and increase the probability of project success;
 • Standardize the project management process, especially the planning and project monitoring phases
 • Report to senior management if the allocated budgets are used in an efficient and effective way

 Our Approach

Our approach is based on the premise that no two PMO’s are identical. So, to better adapt the PMO to your needs, we assess your project management maturity and perform an analysis of your project management needs in order to recommend the type of PMO that is best suited to your context..


PMO's Responsabilities

       Improve project management expertise;
       Accompany and support project managers;
       Manage individual project performance;
       Manage the project portfolio.
    PMO's Types
    Based on scope:
    Corporate PMO - All projects of an organization (see page EPMO)
    Sectorial PMO - Several projects of one department or business line
    PMO for one project - PMO temporarily built for the needs of one particular project/programme
          
                
    Based on responsibilities :
    Advisory - coaching, best practices, training, support (no project management authority)
    Centralized - Proposing and imposing corrective actions (can intervene directly in the project)
    Hybrid – Quality insurance, support for project managers, operational monitoring of projects (can recommend corrective actions without intervening directly in the operational management of projects)
                           

How to implement an efficient PMO?

We can help you to :
 • Choose the right type of PMO;                 
 • Define the PMO resources;
 • Describe the processes of PMO;
 • Support you in its deployment.

To know more

PMO With or Without Project Managers ?

Should project managers be under the direct authority of PMO? Those in the pro camp say that, this way, PMO would have more power and responsibility in project operational management. On the other side, opponents believe that, in this case, the head of PMO would have two hats; first, as the guardian of best project management practices and, second, as the responsible party of project success. As this situation could place the head of PMO in a situation of conflict of interest, they think that the PMO should be independent in order to keep its neutrality in project management.

In any case, there is no conclusive statistics confirming that PMO is more or less effective if project managers are under its direct authority.  

Project Management Methodology - Security vs. Innovation

The project management method that we propose is developed by RSM Techno and is completely aligned with the best practices of the industry, including the PMI PMBOK. The method in question is entirely Web-based, it is complete (activities, tools, templates,practices, etc.) and can be easily adapted to your reality.

The role of project management methodology and especially its implementation approach have changed. The focus has moved from rigid methodologies that promote safety, towards flexible methodologies, which are more open to taking risks. The role of project methodology should be to ensure compliance,standardization and consistency of project management processes, but at the same time, it should allow a certain degree of innovation and continuous improvement. There is no innovation without risk and, if we promote security at the expense of risks, many opportunities can be missed. Basically, we have to find a balance between security and innovation. Faced with this choice, RSM Techno opted for flexible project management methods that can be easily adapted to the specificity of each project. Again, "One size does not fit all".

 


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