The Project Management Office (PMO) provides the project apparatus necessary to ensure not only that program objectives are met and status is monitored, but also are reported consistently. Without a robust, proven PMO framework, project delivery is left to chance. With PMO processes in place, predictable, measured success is assured.

PMO Responsibilities
Understand IT strategy
Establish standards
Manage risk
Monitor project
Monitor external service providers
Track/Escalate issues
Leverage best practices
Identify common issues
Value for Client
Standardization of processes
Reduction of redundant processes and resources
Standardized status reporting
Analysis of resource use
Reduction in project risk
Improved IT productivity

PMO is Implemented in Two Overlapping Phases

Inititiation Phase - The initial structure, roles, responsibilities and processes for the PMO are defined, established and implemented in this phase. The initiation includes:
Refining standard roles and responsibilities
Customizing ASP - Web Solutions standard PMO procedures to meet client needs (e.g. change management, impact analysis, escalation procedures, reporting, etc.
Conducting training

Ongoing Phase - In this phase, progress is monitored, issues are resolved, best practices are promoted, program initiatives are monitored and progress is reported to senior management.

ASP - Web Solutions PMO Framework is a comprehensive, yet simple, set of best practices and processes that:

Establish a standardized method to manage projects
Provide strong project controls
Support gathering of standardized metrics
Are vendor/tool neutral
Enable focused executive reports