To convince people that your PMO will not be just another bureaucratic wall to progress in the organization, you should target quick wins early in the PMO’s life. A post at PM Majik touches upon five basic actions you can take to yield some value from the PMO right away:
- Make a central register of all ongoing projects, which currently likely does not exist. Include major details of every project, like budget, expected start and end dates, manager, sponsor, project description, etc.
- Build a standard project reporting process that can be easily digested by stakeholders, and make use of a red/amber/green (RAG) system of tracking how well things are going.
- Define standards for what RAG levels are to reduce ambiguity in reporting and interpreting.
- Build a central contact list for who should be contacted for items regarding specific projects.
- Maintain an easily accessed schedule for steering committee and governance meetings.
For further elaboration on these actions, you can view the full post here: https://www.pmmajik.com/pmo-tips-5-actions-pmo-quickly-add-value/