Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Navigating to a Successful Enterprise-Wide PMO Creation

Eric Gartner
Noblis-NSP United States
TC Folkedal
Noblis United States


The design and build of a PMO scalable to an Enterprise level should inherently be strategic. This article traces key organizational aspects of PMO design by using a ship building analogy. Specifically, it parallels the historical development of the ship’s command superstructure with advances in creating modern PMOs. This methodology demonstrates the means to assess and deploy capability while simultaneously planning how to position, shape, and ultimately manage strategic growth. This design strategy synchronizes governance, change management and incorporates a maturity model to demonstrate the means of creating sustained PMO value, thereby enhancing its survivability.

Keywords: Project Management, Governance, Strategic Planning.



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