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Why Everyone Wants a Perfect PMO (and Nobody’s Getting One)

perfectionA perfect PMO, just like a perfect anything, is a complete myth.  However, there are always ways to improve.  A better PMO means a better company, and Brad Egeland suggests just three simple steps to improvement. 

First, get leadership involved.  This is a great way to boost morale.  If the CEO of a company shows up at the kickoff meeting for a new project, your customer will feel important.  This translates to everyone being happy.

Second, make templates.  Making it up as you go along will only work for a short time.  It might seem time consuming to make a project template, but setting standards early will save time later.

Finally, make sure to promote.  This is important even within a company.  When the PMO is visible, it is more likely to be used for both internal and external projects.

Remember that perfection is a myth, but you can always make your PMO more effective.  This translates to both happy employees and happy customers.

About Rachel Ginder

Rachel Ginder was a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success and joined the team in 2013. She also helped with social media and research.

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