PMO as a Catalyst

There are numerous types of PMO, but in a post for HotPMO!, John McIntyre argues that they are all ultimately “catalytic PMOs.” Catalysts reduce the amount of energy needed to trigger chemical reactions, and PMOs reduce the amount of energy required to complete work. And thus the connection is made.

To really drive this point home, McIntyre asks you to imagine what would happen if your PMO just suddenly disappeared: Likely, projects would continue to be delivered, but at a slower and less effective rate. The same goes for many activities in which the PMO is involved, including portfolio analysis and prioritization, resource management, and project initiation.

The PMO should make life easier for the business. Does yours? You can view the original post here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

Check Also

How to Build PMO Capabilities in Small-to-Medium IT Organizations

Process and structure should fit the size of the organization, regardless of other factors. If …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sorry, but this content
is for our subscribers only!

But subscribing to ACCELERATING IT SUCCESS is FREE and only one click away!
Join more than 40,000 IT Professionals and get the best IT management articles to your mailbox with Accelerating IT Success!

Unsubscribe at any time