How Should The Project Management Office (PMO) Be Organized/Staffed?

October 1, 2008 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: Project Management Office

How Should The Project Management Office (PMO) Be Organized/Staffed?
By Michael Wood

Below is a list of the staff working in a typical Project Management Office:

  • PMO Head: Also PMO Director, usually a manager to VP depending on size of organization and on-going portfolio
  • Project Administrators and Coordinators: Help Project Managers with tracking and compliance tasks – usually there’s one for every 3 to 4 projects
  • Project Auditors : Conduct ongoing & post project reviews
  • Technical Support: Experts on software tools used on projects

PMO Hierarchy

PMO Hierarchy

Michael Wood is the Subject Matter Expert on IT Strategy and Business Process Improvement for www.gantthead.com. His “Helix Factor” book series presents a comprehensive Business Process Improvement methodology that has been used successfully since the early 1980s to help organizations achieve breakthrough results. Michael is a CPA and has served as an adjunct professor for Pepperdine and Cal Lutheran universities in Southern California. In addition he has led workshops on Business Process Improvement, Strategic Planning and System Design on a national and international basis.

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