Project Management Office

A centralized Project Management Office (PMO) gives organizations the capability to achieve favorable results regularly across their full portfolio of projects-creating a framework that can shift project management into a favored position for you, over competition. Whether your organization is just starting to investigate the advantage of a formal PMO, or your current PMO is not reaching the results management has calculated, DKDouglas Consulting can help take your PMO to the next level.

A Project Office fulfills two fundamental roles:

  • It gives enterprise-level project management services.
  • It serves as a project management center of exceptionalism.

Implementing a formalized project management process in a company or organization that has not used a structured approach to project strategizing and control can present substantial challenges. A phased approach to implementation assists companies to overcome resistance to change, allows lessons learned in early phases to be integrated in the systems installed in later phases, and ensures that a solid framework of project-level info is available before to rolling-up enterprise-level data.

DKDouglas Consulting uses four implementation phases: Initiation, Project-Level Installation, Enterprise-Level Installation, and Maintenance.

The Initiation phase:

  • Energizes the organization.
  • Repair any current at-risk projects.
  • Sets the stage for the next stage, the Installation phases.

This stage contains the selection of pilot projects that have the potential for near-term successes, and the transmission of those success stories to the organization.

The Project-Level Installation phase:

  • Gives a structured project planning and control method for all intended projects.
  • Creates the project management framework necessary to support the consistent, successful application of project management methods by the Project Office on future projects.
  • Offers training and guidance to the Project Office staff.

The Enterprise-Level Installation phase:

  • Creates the foundation necessary to support business decision-making based on schedule, resource, and cost information “rolled-up” from the full portfolio of projects.
  • Transitions the daily responsibility for developing and maintaining individual project plans from DKDouglas Consulting to the Project Office staff.

The Maintenance phase:

  • Shifts the accountability for supporting all of the project management requirements of the organization onto the Project Office staff.