Project Management Institute

In search of alignment

four EPMO leaders discuss how they build c-suite buy-in to deliver big results

The data is clear: Enterprise project management offices (EPMOs) drive project success. Yet they're not necessarily understood or respected in the C-suite. The key to ensuring executive support, EPMO leaders say, is to clearly define how the office adds business value and position it as an extension of strategy. Organizations that align their EPMO to strategy see 27 percent more projects completed successfully and 42 percent fewer projects with scope creep, according to PMI's 2016 Pulse of the Profession’ report. But only 44 percent of EPMOs are highly aligned, Pulse data shows. To illuminate how to earn and maintain buy-in from the top, PM Network turned to four current or former EPMO leaders around the world.
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