The Impact of PMOs on Strategy Implementation

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Despite a rise in the number of and recognition of PMOs, organizations have not extracted the full benefits from PMOs.

PMOs must be cohesive, have direction from top managers and clarity of purpose to work efficiently and create value. The alignment of PMOs to the goals of the organization is key to driving strategy implementation.

This PMI research report identifies these competencies of high-performing PMOs:

  • Creating an organizational culture of project management
  • Continually evaluating PMO performance
  • Evolving and improving through knowledge management and change management

High-performing PMOs are four times more likely than low performers to be rated better than their peers on strategy execution.

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Part of Pulse of the Profession®, The High Cost of Low Performance 2013 series