Episode 193: The Value of a PMO
Published April 9, 2010
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    This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents, "The Value of a PMO," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. For many organizations it takes courage and a leap of faith to start a PMO. Forming a PMO shouldn't be taken lightly; rather the benefits should be and can be clearly documented. According to Gartner Industry Research, "building a PMO is a competitive tactic". Gartner believes that organizations that establish standards for project management will experience half the major project cost overruns, delays, and cancellations of those that fail to do so. That’s what PMOs can do.

    The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, “Be Clear about PMO Coaching." Does your PMO provide coaching? Does it provide training? PMO coaching is actually quite different from project management training. Training implies a formal teacher-student relationship, and usually formal instruction of material. Coaching is more flexible to the situation at hand, and usually involves talking and explaining how things are done in the context of the project and work effort through describing and showing how project management processes, tools, and techniques can assist. If your PMO provides coaching, be clear about what this coaching encompasses.

    The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about the difference between a Project Manager and Project Leader.

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