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Business Driven PMO Setup by Mark Perry

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Organization: Constituent-Oriented vs Inwardly Focused

For many executives considering the implementation of a new project management office (PMO), Figure 2.1 depicts a familiar dilemma. In many instances, no sooner is the potential for a PMO mentioned than a runaway train leaves the station—fully loaded with ideas and opinions for what the PMO ought to be. Regrettably, these ideas are not focused on the constituent for whom the PMO exists to serve; instead these ideas are inwardly focused on the PMO itself as if it were a stand-alone business entity, unbridled and free to pursue whatever objectives and course it chooses. Rather than first taking the time required to fully understand the business need for the PMO, enthusiasts hastily advance ...

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