Boost Project Clarity and Flexibility with a PMO

  • by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts
  • November 15, 2008
Management
Projects that are governed in ad hoc fashion or hatched in chaotic environments have lower success rates. These failures can often be attributed to bureaucratic wrangling, or because established methods and procedures have not been fully adopted by all project team members.

It’s a lesson Sam Gorham has learned well. An IT professional with experience establishing PMOs in various industries, Gorham says a PMO can improve the clarity and flexibility of the company’s project portfolio.

“Managing a single ERP project or several smaller projects can be done fairly easily. However, when the number and complexity of projects increase, it becomes more difficult to manage the portfolio without structure. A PMO allows the organization to have one central focal point and becomes the control mechanism needed to ensure proper project management,” says Gorham.

Davin Wilfrid

Davin Wilfrid was a writer and editor for SAPinsider and SAP Experts. He contributed case studies and research projects aimed at helping the SAP ecosystem get the most out of their existing technology investments.

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