Crowne Plaza Atlanta
Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta-Perimeter NW
1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sales | Retail
Auditing the Program Management Office (PMO):Improving Program Performance “You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.”Will Rogers We can’t audit the PMO; we don’t know what they do!
Why are all the PMO processes and procedures invisible?
This Camelot office is spending too much of our corporate budget! Auditing the PMO is really going out on a limb. Back in the Y2K days, the PMO was seen as the most promising and fastest growing management structure in the profession of project management. That is until many of them, primarily in the Information Technology sector, started to fail and they are still failing. Some of the structures had the wind and fire but lacked the earth and water to sustain the effort and demonstrate the structure’s value to the business. What most of the organizations failed to understand is that “Everything is connected to everything else”. The PMO is no different than other function departments and periodically needed to be audited.
Here’s the dilemma! How do you audit a PMO? What do you start with first? What are all the elements to ensure you have covered everything to improve the business benefits? What are the most logical and value-added metrics for a PMO? Is the PMO too top heavy and why can’t they apply Lean approaches?
Just like any other functional department in a business the PMO requires policies, processes, procedures (infrastructure) as well as the methodology to drive the delivery of business programs/projects to the approved budget and schedule. It all has to work together and be compliant. Learn techniques, processes and tools required to audit the PMO to improve its efficiency for the business. TakeawaysIdentify critical audit elements of the PMO and more importantly what wastes to eliminate
Understand the essential audit elements required in the PMO structure
Learn how to audit the PMO for value to the business
Define the sustainable PMO structure for the business size and objectives
Develop means to audit the PMO resource capacityPrerequisite
½ day; 4 hoursWorkshop Materials
Auditing the PMO 280.00