In the Digital Age, EPMOs Must Move beyond the Realm of Project Governance
As the digital revolution continues to sweep through organizations, there is a real danger that enterprise project management offices (EPMOs) will be left behind. EPMOs traditionally have excelled at project governance, focusing on providing the right ecosystem to help projects succeed. This often involves promoting and facilitating the use of project approaches, templates, tools, reporting procedures and so forth. The trouble is that most departments today do not require assistance with such project artifacts. Rather, they need help executing projects as digital disruption intensifies the pace of delivery and raises the competitive stakes. It is this backdrop that is quickly changing how organizations perceive EPMOs. Their net utility to an organization is under renewed scrutiny.