Help, I've just implemented a PMO!

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Part 1 of a farce in 6 parts. Why not help 'David' by posting your answers below?

Dear all,

I’ve just gone and implemented a PMO. We did it for really good reasons. Project and programme control was rather hit and miss, so we thought this would be the answer.

Unfortunately, all that seems to have happened is that we’re spending a lot more on our project and programme management overhead, we have no better performance (not that I can  measure it!) – but we do have some great standards, templates and process guides.

I’m getting all kinds of stick for doing what I thought was the right thing. Help - where did I go wrong?

Yours Etc

Part 2 - Help, I've just implemented a project management tool!

Part 3 - Help, I've just trained everyone!

David Dunning

Posted by David Dunning on 2nd Apr 2013

About the Author

David Dunning is the founding director at Chase Management Services and Chair of Corporate Project Solutions. He provides director level advice, guidance and critical friendship in portfolio, programme and project management. He is very interested in aligning innovation and portfolio management, and is currently focusing on developing a core P3M data model with other volunteers to give the public domain the basis for a shareable P3M Governance framework.

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