A PMO’s mandate is not set in stone. As the needs, objectives and expectations of an organization change, the PMO mandate must also shift to reflect these new realities. Here are three ways that program/portfolio management leaders can help make sure the PMO maintains its relevancy.
Many organizational change initiatives start with a bang and end with a whimper. New ideas need dedicated champions to sustain momentum as people lose interest and obstacles are encountered. Here are some ongoing activities to keep individuals engaged, informed and supportive.
Agile anticipates being wrong, or at least not exactly right, and the same principle applies to any organization becoming agile. The best approach is to simply get started and commit to the fundamentals: prioritize, re-plan, release frequently, seek constant feedback, and trust enough in the cycle to continue.