To successfully complete this week’s discussion, you will need to refer to:
- Chapter 12, “The Project Office,” in your Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence textbook.
- What Is a PMO? [11 min].
- How to Successfully Lead a PMO [59 min].
A PMO plays a major role in propagating the project management culture in any organization. For this discussion, assume you are tasked with establishing a PMO in an organization.
Please respond substantively to the following (3–4 paragraphs):
- What are the key characteristics of a successful PMO?
- Would you hire an experienced project manager or an external consulting company to establish the PMO?
- Be sure to provide your rationale.
Be sure to provide full citations and references, formatted according to Strayer Writing Standards.