Evolution of the Project Management Office: A Guide to Helping the PMO Thrive
The Project Management Office Org Chart of the Future
Traditionally an administrative function and largely responsible for project facilitation and trafficking, more companies are positioning their project management offices (PMOs) and the teams behind them to take leadership roles. Such organization requires a new way of thinking about project management to drive enhanced efficiencies and productivity: potentially elevating a project executive to a C-level position, and arming every tier and role of project-based workers with critical skills and decision-making competencies.
Evolution of the Project Management Office: A Guide to Helping the PMO Thrive discusses:
- The benefits of a more strategically empowered PMO
- Organizing the PMO, the roles you need to fill, and the jobs they need to do
- Creating a clear path of advancement to skill up your employees and improve performance (and retain more talent)
To keep PMOs operating optimally within your organization, you need good people who are excited about project management as a career path, and you must provide them with the tools and opportunities to help them excel along that journey. To attract that talent, it's important to define each role specifically based on the needs of your company and then promote that career path widely within your organization. Visible support from company leadership for this new project manager approach sends a clear signal that project management's role has changed within the organization.