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Tangoing Your Way Through the Executive/PMO Relationship

tangoThe dance between the way your PMO and executive management interact can be as tricky as… any move by Fred Astaire. But no matter how many rehearsals it takes, getting the steps down is perhaps the most important element in your PMO. According to Michael O'Brochta and Curt Finch, projects can fail when executives and project managers don't have a two way communication. Using a personal example from O'Brochta's past, the article shows how managing the expectations of both the project manager and the executive promote project success, and what that initial success means in the scope of the overall executive/PMO relationship.

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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