Permanent or Temporary Office

A PMO can be set up either as a temporary or permanent office. A temporary office may be set up to manage a particular group of projects. For example, a number of organizations set up PMOs to overview their Year 2000 initiatives. Other examples include managing an acquisition or managing a major organizational transformation project. The motivation for a temporary office is to support a set of projects with a fixed duration. A permanent office is suited to supporting an organization's projects on an ongoing basis.

Although an organization may initially adopt the temporary model, the value demonstrated and the infrastructure established often lead to the PMO being given expanded responsibilities and a continued mandate.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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