A Brief Insight to the Role of a Project Management Office

A department or group within a business that takes care of defining and maintaining the standards of the company’s projects is known as the Project Management Office, abbreviated as PMO. Though there are different types of PMO yet the focus of all of them is one, i.e., project management. As a profession this particular department lays emphasis on the set of skills required rather than the operations.

The four main types of tasks that a Project Management Officer has to perform are: Standardization of reporting, Standardization of processes, Management of Project portfolio and management of project support staff. The reputed small business company of US, the Paragon Technology Group, running under the leadership of Sassan Kimiavi Bethesda, is extremely efficient in providing the best possible services for strategic technological growth, to any company. Among the services available there  is included this PMO implementation service too.

This is a privately owned company by Dr. Kimiavi and is successfully led by him and his wife, that basically serves the private sector. Among its other lucrative services are IT systems engineering, application development, enterprise modernization, financial and equality management, etc.

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The Project Management Office can be divided into three major types, namely: Supportive PMO, Controlling PMO and Directive PMO. Now, let us understand these in a little more details.

1. Supportive PMO – as the name suggests, this sort of PMO mainly provides support to the business in the form of best practices, templates, getting the information of other projects and their expertise, and on-demand enterprise. This kind of PMO exists in all those companies where the control on the projects is rather loose but are successful and the business owner believes that additional control is not needed to be successful. The supportive type of PMO is suitable in situations when the focus is ‘clearinghouse’ types, where the information of the project is to be shared across the enterprise by the Project Manager.

2. Controlling PMO - when the activities, documentations, procedures, processes are dominating in an organization, then the most suitable type is the Controlling PMO. A PMO provides support to the company but the support should be used too. This type of PMO passes regular reviews about the project offices. The controlling PMO works well only when there is enough executive support to keep in place the controls that the PMO applies.

3. Directive PMO - this is the type of PMO that actually takes over the entire project instead of merely controlling it. It provides the project management experiences and resources required to manage the projects. As soon as any company undertakes any particular project they deploy professional project managers from the PMO, and this is what adds professionalism to the project.

It is also because all the project managers have to report to this type of PMO that there is a guaranteed high level of consistency in practice.

The Paragon Technology Group, whose CEO is Sassan Kimiavi Bethesda is a very reliable company to hire to manage all your projects, because of their efficiency and dedication. The objective of any PMO is to implement a common methodology, standardize terminology, introduce project management process that can be repeated over and over again and provide common supporting tools. In a nutshell, the objective of any PMO is to improve the the success levels within any organization.