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Updated by Mark Phillipy on Nov 08, 2013
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Advantages of a Project Management Office (PMO's)

These are advantages to having a PMO in an organization.

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Process Standardization

Process Standardization

The PMO will standardize the project management processes for the organization. This standardization should result in improved projects.

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Project Prioritization

Project Prioritization

As the PMO gets a handle on the organizations portfolio, projects can be prioritized based on their value to the business.

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Improve Predictability of Project Delivery

Improve Predictability of Project Delivery

With improved and repeatable processes, projects should be able to be delivered in a more predictable manner.

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Improve Project Success Rate

Improve Project Success Rate

According to the Standish CHAOS Report in 2009, operating an established PMO is one of the top three reasons that drives successful project delivery.

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Improved Management of Resource Allocations

Improved Management of Resource Allocations

The organization will have better control over the management of its project resources. In theory resources should be able to be more fully allocated.

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Improved Project Metrics

Measuring the progress of projects will be improved as the PMO identifies the proper metrics.

  • Mark Phillipy - PMP, is a seasoned IT Professional with 26 years experience including over 16 years as a project manager. Mark is known on-line as The Sensible Project Manager (SensiblePM) where he blogs about project management and hosts the Sensible Project Manager Podcast.

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