PMO architecture is a framework that outlines the components that make up an organization’s project management office (PMO). The architecture details the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in the PMO, as well as its mission statement, processes, and other systems. It also defines how the PMO will monitor and report on ongoing projects, so stakeholders can track progress.
To begin creating your PMO architecture, you first need to understand the specific needs and characteristics of the project. This means exploring factors such as the complexity and scale of the project, its timeline, budget, and objectives. Doing so allows you to better understand what elements your PMO architecture should include. Additionally, this analysis can help identify which processes require more oversight or resources from the PMO, mitigating any potential risks.
When creating your PMO architecture, assess the functions it will need to achieve. Defining the scope of the system is key to developing an effective model that meets your organization’s needs. To do this, first, consider what processes and activities the system should facilitate. This includes developing project deliverables and supporting structures, implementing a process for data collection and analysis, as well as defining governance roles and responsibilities. Knowing these details helps create a clear framework that enables teams to reach project objectives while mitigating potential risks.
The next step is to design the goals, objectives, and processes of the PMO system. These should be tailored to meet your company’s specific needs, such as reducing risk, ensuring projects are delivered on time and to high quality or accelerating the pace of project delivery. Once you have established these goals, process owners should define a set of activities associated with each area to give teams an actionable plan to reach objectives. Finally, determine which roles and responsibilities are needed for the effective execution of these processes.
Once the objectives and processes are defined, they should be implemented with continual monitoring to ensure your PMO is meeting targets. Monitoring should include regular reviews by an appointed PMO champion or other resource with oversight of the system’s setup and operations. This individual can review data that indicates whether the system is functioning effectively and suggest modifications to processes as needed. The PMO reports back to determine if goals are being met and identify areas for improvement going forward.
Our PMO architecture is related to the many different characteristics of the wide variety of projects such as the degree to which the requirements of the project can be known, the amount of complex technology involved, the number of people and resources required, the overall size of the project, expected duration, strategic importance, and competing demands all contribute to project complexity. This complexity leads to other areas of PMO complexity, such as tool and application, process and methodology, and communications and collaboration complexity. Therefore, our PMO architecture is very important and useful because it provides the means of breaking down these areas of complexity into usable and manageable components.
Our PMO architecture provides the mechanism to instantiate components and tools relative to the processes for which they are used. Some of these components are function-driven, for example, how to develop and manage a project schedule. Other components are capability-driven such as how to communicate and collaborate with project team members. Other components are content-driven such as how to follow the project management process of the PMO.
The user layer represents the components of the PC desktop such as the operating system, applications, and browser. The user layer is the gateway for the workplace professional to all of the tools and applications of the enterprise.
The enterprise layer represents the information technology infrastructure and the vast number of applications of the organization.
The PMO layer, in essence, provides the PMO architecture for the organization and consists of four components; the project portfolio management (PPM) application component, the collaboration platform component, the desktop tools component, and the PMO content assets component.
The PMO architecture enables the required components to be placed, used in context, and continually refined and improved. It simplifies complexity and enables decision making. It brings a sense of order to an environment of people, processes, and tools that often has many different tendencies. The PMO architecture enables the PMO content assets component, a component that many organizations have difficulty addressing effectively, to be placed and effectively used as a key driver of the usage of the other PMO architecture components and a key enabler of the PMO strategy
It is very important to have PMO architecture driven approach as the architecture provides integrated information management to the enterprise
Our PMO architecture helps build the many different components that make up the PMO and how those components relate and linked by a common purpose. Components are all of the tools, applications, platforms, technologies, processes, and organizational knowledge that reside within or is available to the PMO.
Besides our architecture also provides the ability to implement continuous improvement, as there needs to be a way for the organization to incorporate and institutionalize the desired change. This requires modifying existing or implementing new processes and tools as well as effective communication of the changes. Without the PMO architecture to provide context and visibility into such things as processes and tools, it is extremely difficult to keep everyone on the same page
Akratech offers managers on contract with experience in various backgrounds for many years.
Our Project Managers are industry experts and often use Project Management Lifecycle to evaluate complex processes and deliver a successful project. We at AKRATECH help and provide services that involve all the basic and complex steps under Project Management.
We focus on building products according to the Agile methodology. To ensure the success of the product with negligible issues, we break down the Agile Development cycle into short development cycles.
We are glad that you preferred to contact us. Please fill in your requirements and one of our friendly team members will contact you back.