The strategic program management office
Program management offices (PMOs) are the strategic organizational component that can significantly help companies achieve competitive advantages and reduce operating costs and delays. This article describes the structure and purpose of strategic PMOs. In doing so, it details the eight essential PMO components, including assessment, methods and standards, training and support, and tools. It then discusses the role PMOs play in helping organizations mature and link their projects to corporate strategy. It concludes by explaining the strategic PMO's function, mission, and purpose.