Program Management Office (PMO)


Orchestrating Strategic PMO Success

The fact is – most PMOs fail.

PMOs fail for a number of reasons, from lack of executive support, overhead costs, over/under governance, culture or political indifference, and last but not least management consultants ineffectiveness. Regardless, if the PMO is initialized or revitalized by a consulting firm or with internal staff, the likelihood of the PMO success is dicy.

Quviant’s Strategic PMO Difference

We understand the subtle, yet important causes of why some PMOs are effective and others fail. We understand that program and project management consists of PMI or DCMA-type standards, processes, methods and tools – these are not the things that make for an effective PMO – they only aid. We also understand that every organization’s program or project, and culture are unique, so PMO customization and adaptation is essential.

Our approach applies scalable, flexible methods and guidelines. To that we add the key and acute principals found in organizational dynamics, marketing and communications, human resource and resource planning along with industry recognized program and project management practices, methods and tools.

PMO Profit Center Strategies

We help clients realize PMO yield. We design and define how PMOs provide organizations with positive financial results – that is, a positive ROI. Quviant changes the PMO model and charter, defining how the PMO works within and outside the organization.

PMO Types

Generally, there are three PMO types, each having varying degrees of control, influence and governance. Selection of the right style of PMO that yields the most “effectivity” is critical for both PMO and organizational success. We aid clients in understanding the numerous dynamics and considerations within and outside the organizational structure.

Quviant provides strategic guidance on identifying the best PMO style to implement prior to assigning internal personnel or hiring a consulting firm.