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Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO: Multiplying ROI at Warp Speed by Steve Rollins, Gerald Kendall

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WHAT IS A PMOAND WHAT SHOULDA HIGH VALUEPMO DO?

WHAT’S IN A NAME? EPMO, EPO, PMO, PO…

There are many different names for a PMO, implying different authority and functionality. A PMO that simply measures project work without providing expertise in how to do the work is often called a “Project Office.” The name Project Office is misleading. Many decades ago, the term was used in the construction industry, referring to the main controlling office for a single project. For example, on the site of the construction of the Empire State Building in New York City, you would find the Project Office.

In many companies today, this type of Project Office ...

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