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Old 06-27-2010, 12:56 AM
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Default How to start as a newcommer PMO


I'm recently employed in a company as program manager of 4 complex projects that are started a few years ago.
What should I do as first steps to move from a stranger to a professional program manager?
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:35 AM
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Same in here....would be happy to hear the answer too.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:50 PM
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I would think training in a PMO course might be helpful.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:01 PM
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Thanks for the replies
I have passed the PMO course, However, there's no point for how to start in a new company which has old started projects.
By the way, I have reviewed the documents and source codes and try to adapt with the new environment
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:24 AM
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Hi folks, I am new to this forum. Would like some information on approaches to set up a Program Management Office (PMO) for a client. Any pointers towards that will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:36 PM
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Hi There,

In short - Start with a P3M3 assesment to understand the "As is" situation of the Portfilio, Programme and Project Management Maturity. From there the assesment should serve as your roadmap when aligned to your strategy, corporate policies and proceedures.

This will get you to the "To be" situation through implementing the Gap between the "As Is" and "To Be" you will need to implement and embed framework methodologies for a standardised project approach.

From there you need to develop a value proposition and terms of reference for the PMO, a PMO Structure that will support your serveices delivered through your deployment model.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:40 AM
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There are a couple things you can do:

first you need to make sure that your mind is as sharpened as possible. The better you are able to complete your task and the more knowledgeable you seem, the more respect you will get.

Do your own research, take some courses. Do whatever it takes for you to be as knowledgeable and prepared as possible.
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