Bill Casey and Wendi Peck
© Executive Leadership Group, Inc.
The Program Management Office (PMO) is a favorite silver bullet of organizations aiming to improve their project management.
The PMO is an organizational entity that can dramatically improve an organization's ability to deliver on its promises. However, the term "PMO" has come to have different and shifting meanings. It's hard to know what people are talking about when they suavely boast of their own PMOs, or suggest that you set one up for your organization. It's helpful to have a field guide to tell one possible PMO from another—and which one is right for your situation.