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Aspects that Lead to a Successful Business PMO

A business PMO can be successful when it ensures a positive growth curve in the organization. You are not serving the company well if your strategies are not considering the employees, the company culture and its goals. In this article at Innovative Management Solutions, Jeff Collins talks about the aspects that lead to a successful business PMO.

Business PMO: The Journey Begins

As a business PMO member, your aim must be to create an environment that enables the growth of the company business. Following are the aspects that create a successful business PMO:

  1. Aligning with Stakeholders: Stakeholders are the lifeline of a business PMO, so ensure your strategies and policies are mapped to their goals. Engaged stakeholders will be more interested in understanding your challenges. They will also follow your lead in the project decision-making.
  2. Aligning with Business Goals: The key foundational blocks of your PMO strategy should be the business goals. Project managers must enable seamless workflows and processes that are in line with the business strategies. This helps the project to fulfill the requirements of the company and its workforce.
  3. Business-driven Metrics: A business PMO must deploy metrics that measure performance based on its alignment with the business. Instead of focusing on productivity and schedule, you must measure business results, ROI, and risk management abilities.
  4. The Popularity of a Project: Your PMO must create a positive outlook for the project. Address any issues with transparency and swiftly. You can also prepare the team by ideating on possible problems and their solutions.
  5. Leveraging Technology: Since you are surrounded by technology, leverage their benefits to serve the company better.
  6. Flexibility: As things are changing fast, you must adapt to it rather than become rigid about processes, policies, and standards. Encourage more cross-functional activities in an agile work environment.

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