Project Management Institute

Fannie Mae

Fannie May's Enterprise Project Management Office

A mere eight years young, the EPMO started at Fannie Mae by bringing responsible standards, cutting-edge methodologies, and best-practice processes to the organization’s projects. Its goal has been to “Enable High Impact Change Delivery” through transparency so leaders can make informed decisions while ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission, which is to provide access to affordable mortgage credit in all markets, at all times.

Category: PMO of the Year Award Finalist

A mere eight years young, the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) at Fannie Mae started by bringing responsible standards, methodologies, and processes to the projects being completed at the organization. While they were successful in doing that, they now are the sought out advisors and informers for the data and information that supports strategic decisions. Overall, they support the strategic mission of their organization which is to provide access to affordable credit in all markets, at all times. Since their creation, the goal at Fannie Mae’s PMO has been to “Enable High Impact Change Delivery” by driving transparency so that Fannie Mae IT and business leaders can make informed prioritization and execution decisions all while ensuring alignment with the strategic direction of the enterprise. Their EPMO has focused on continuously maturing program governance, both qualitatively and quantitatively, centering on cutting edge methodologies and best practices. They have evolved their processes to support both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and invested in tools to maximize governance effectiveness. Their service offerings have grown from managing projects to managing programs and portfolios, and they serve as the liaison between the business outcomes and the delivery programs, through the capability delivery framework and value.