What is a PMO?
A project management office (PMO) is a company’s command center for projects and is responsible for the centralization and coordination of all projects. However, despite what the name might seem to imply, the PMO does not manage projects on an operational level. The focus of a PMO is project portfolio management on a strategic level.
PMO tasks include cross-project resource planning, project portfolio planning – which projects should be implemented when and by whom – and the introduction of methods, tools, and technologies in a multi-project management context.
A PMO is the backbone of the project landscape in a company and the interface between strategy and project work. As such, it makes a substantial contribution to value creation in a company.