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PMO Types and Maturity

05 November 2007

PMO Types and Maturity

As was shown above, the issue of PMO type is related to the development of the PMO over time and PMO maturity. In MPOM™, maturity is measured in three stages: basic, standard, and advanced. The planning performed for Project Initiation and documented in the PMO Charter will take a PMO to the basic level, or perhaps to the standard level. Further development is defined after the PMO is stable, in a PMO Improvement Plan. The three stages of PMO maturity correspond to the four types of PMO as summarized here.

A PMO provides basic services at all stages of online project management development.

A basic PMO:


May be a general PMO

 

Is most likely to be a supportive PMO

 

A standard PMO

 

Can be a supportive PMO with guidance for improvement from controlling services

 

Can be a controlling PMO that also provides supportive services

 

Can be a directive PMO


An advanced PMO

 

Can be a controlling PMO that also provides supportive services and takes direct control of special projects

 

Can be a directive PMO that is guided to improve by internal or external controlling services

This topic is discussed further in the next two sections, PMO Influence and PMO Maturity.


 
 


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