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PMO Creation

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Douglas Young
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There seems to be many jobs asking for creation of PMO’s. Obviously I’ve worked in PMOs for a long time in many different environments, however, if I was asked to build A pmo from scratch, I’m not that sure where I would begin - anyone want to comment I would very much appreciate it - keep it clean though.

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PM Hut
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Usually a PMO means "Project Management Office", but can also mean "Program Management Office".

I’ve published so many articles on the creation of a PMO, this one that is quite concise and technical: Steps for Starting a PMO.

If you want something more comprehensive and detailed, please check this series on Building Your PMO (ignore the first entry titled Project Management Series).

I hope this post was helpful to whoever is considering initiating a PMO in his or her organization.
Brad Lord
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fair enough

Samer Zawaydeh
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Dear Bard,

The PMI has a standard for Program Management. The latest edition was published in 2009. It can be in any industry.

www.pmi.org

With kind regards,

Samer
Brad Lord
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PMO means Programme Management Office

It is a term used in IT/Banking world. Basically same as Project Office in the real world.

Shanmugam Thangam...
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For PMO set up we need apply or mapping of project management process into the system. For that you need write each process / procedure/ forms to follow the project managemant process. You need write each procedures /responsibily/ what to perform/ who to perform, etc.
For Example Project Control
Time Planning
Procedures to prepare / analyse the programme
Responsiblity / Duty of Project Control manager, Planning manager, Planning Engieer, Cost Controler, etc
Samer Zawaydeh
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Dear Douglas,

I would recommend that you contact:

www.pmousa.com/courses/index.cfm?CourseID
www.allpmo.com

and get the material and if you are interested, you can get certified as well.

PMO: Project Management Office

Basically, you need to have all the documentation and resources to support your projects and make the deliverables on time.

With kind regards,

Samer

Mike Testro
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Hi Douglas

What is a PMO?

Best regards

Mike Testro