Project Management Office

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Clarus Group can help you establish a best-in-class Project Management Office

We utilize our knowledge of Business Process Management to team with leadership in developing a PMO structure that is specific to the business and IT needs of the organization.  This can involve a traditional PMO structure or a PMO based on new approaches such as Lean, Agile, Kanban, or even a combination of these methods.  We will work with the stakeholders to identify the best practices and processes to maximize the R.O.I. on the PMO.

Keys to building a successful PMO:

  • Define a clear scope and purpose of the PMO
  • Understand which type of PMO is needed, not a “One size fits all” approach
  • Have a good communication strategy to drive organizational acceptance of PMO
  • Define Data requirements and have accurate data in order to report metrics
  • Achieve, document, and communicate. Achieve successes, document them and communicate these successes, regardless of how miniscule

Project Management Office Duties

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Key Positions in the Project Management Office

Clarus Group offers solutions that are planned and executed through several key positions.  We have expert consultants that fill these roles and will focus on strategy, plan and execution for your programs and projects to ensure smooth delivery of IT solutions across your organization.

 

Project Management

A project manager is the person responsible for accomplishing the stated project objectives. Key project management responsibilities include creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the constraints of project management which are cost, time, scope and quality. A project manager is often a client representative and has to determine and implement the exact needs of the client, based on knowledge of the firm they are representing. Learn more about our project management practice at Clarus Group.

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Business Analysis

Business Analysis is a disciplined approach for introducing and managing change to organizations, whether they are for-profit businesses, governments, or non-profits. Business analysts work across all levels of an organization and may be involved in everything from defining strategy, to creating the enterprise architecture, to taking a leadership role by defining the goals and requirements for programs and projects or supporting continuous improvement in its technology and processes. Learn more about our business analysis practice at Clarus Group.

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Why establish a PMO?

According to a Gartner study, organizations who establish standards for project management, including a PMO, with suitable governance, will experience half the major project cost overruns, delays, and cancellations of those that fail to do so.

6 Good reasons to implement a PMO

  • PMO’s are significantly better at meeting critical success factors, including having effective sponsorship, accountability, competent staff, quality leadership and demonstrated value
  • 32% of project failures are due to inadequate project management
  • PMO’s deliver a return in three to six months by providing the visibility needed to cancel, postpone, or scale back unnecessary or less strategic projects
  • 68% of project do not meet time/cost/quality targets
  • PMO’s allow organizations to standardize communications across programs and projects saving time and money
  • 69% of project failures are due to lack and improper implementation of project management methodologies