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How Can a PMO Become a TMO?

With the growing rage for agile transformation, some PMOs have already adapted to change by turning themselves into a TMO or transformation management office.

However, with the mere change of title, a PMO cannot transform. To deliver value and enhance the capabilities of a project team, the PMO must initiate progressive measures. In this blog by Philippe Husser, the author explains that transformation is still a far cry from what people assume.

What Does a Real TMO Look Like?

A transformed PMO indicates a 360-degree change in appearance, characteristics, and revolutionized conventional approaches to deliver out-of-the-box projects. Transformation brings new developments, new ideas or strategies. Each phase of transformation brings new and exciting processes that help in delivering innovation.

Significant Distinction

From a conventional PMO, the TMO is more advanced and improved. Here are three main distinctions between a PMO and a TMO to understand where your existing PMO is lacking:

  • A conventional PMO is limited to deliver valuable outcomes for the project team while gaining the trust of stakeholders. But a TMO is efficient enough to establish a secure network with the potential stakeholders, understand the system, and develop interactive plans to please the clients.
  • A TMO facilitates a complex development system by addressing the needs of different levels of projects with smart tools and software. It supports the usage of diverse approaches for various divisions and hierarchy levels. However, a PMO offers used templates and tools to facilitate the different nature of projects.
  • A TMO creates new plans, tools, hacks, and roles to address customers’ needs while the PMO remains stuck with conventional approaches to develop a project.

The author believes a TMO is a cultivator of fresh ideas, approaches, tools, and processes. It continually works on growing quality projects by paying attention to the details like a farmer does. Click on the following link to read the original article:

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