8 Key Challenges for PMOs Today

PMOs in organizations continue to change, evolve and mature and with those changes come challenges.

Online PR News – 13-March-2015 – London – The Portfolio Management Office, Program Management Office or Project Management Office (PMO) are increasingly permanent fixtures in organizations today. The PMO structure exists to support an organization's project, program and portfolio delivery capability and provides a variety of functions and services in order to successful achieve that. Over the years PMOs have increasingly matured, moving away from secretarial support to become an entity that enables better business decisions to be made based on clearer insights into project performance.

PMOs continue to change, evolve and mature and with those changes come challenges. PMO practitioners who work in any of the three categories of PMOs need the ability to continually add value and benefits to their organizations.

As part of a new PMO Conference for Central London in June this year it is imperative the conference programme focuses on current challenges. The conference is an opportunity to take a step back for the day, gain some new insights and perspectives into the current changes and return with a new found energy and a fresh pair of eyes.

The high level key challenges for PMOs today include:

Getting to grips with strategic portfolios
Making benefits management work
Understanding the impact of agile projects
Making sense of change management
Delivering capability improvement across the delivery organisation
Focusing on current talent, empowering them to make a difference
Enriching the PMO professional’s own experiences and skills development
Scanning the horizon for emerging practices and threats

All of these areas are causing great conversations and debate within the PMO community. Each PMO, regardless of its remit are keen to understand how these areas are affecting other businesses, competitors and their own organisations.

The PMO Conference in London on the 11th June is being held at One Whitehall, it promises to be the perfect forum for insights and discussions on all these challenges.