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Proj Mgmt Office models
CIO Constituent Group readers:
Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon is evaluating PMO models as our Planning and Project Management Office turns 10 years old. I represent the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) info below and ask you to answer these questions.
· What is your PMO model?
· What are the pros and cons of your model?
· Why did your institution choose that model?
PMI defines three models for a Project Management Office (PMO). They advise clearly defining the role of the PMO, picking one of the three models and sticking to it without trying to do everything.
1. Providing policies, methodologies and templates for managing projects within the organization (center of excellence).
2. Providing support and guidance to others in the organization on how to manage projects, training others in project management or project management software, and assisting with specific project management tools (control tower).
3. Providing project managers for different projects, and being responsible for the results of those projects (resource pool).
Computing Services’ PPMO is primarily a resource pool model, although we do provide basic PM methodology and reporting/tool support. Thanks, Mary L.
Mary L. Pretz-Lawson
Director, Planning and Project Management Office
Carnegie Mellon University