Creating a Program Management Office (PMO)

Is your IT organization equipped for what's next?

Recently, the communications division of an industry-leading, multi-national conglomerate that was going through significant organizational change came to Pariveda with a challenge on their hands. They needed their U.S. arm in particular to redefine and optimize its existing IT services and functions—unfortunately, they had no on-site IT staff or expertise necessary to plan, organize, and execute the required IT carve out. To make things more complicated, they had no standard processes or organizational support structure in place to actually enable the management of complicated and aggressive programs and projects. Despite that, they had numerous global initiatives that were to begin rolling out in the next six months—escalating the already aggressive timeline to become self-sufficient from an IT perspective.

Execute PMO framework to accomplish projects 

Pariveda had a few ideas on how to handle these challenges and more. Pariveda was able to both define and establish a Program Management Office, or PMO for short, that acted as the leader in the IT carve-out effort. Processes and procedures were established to help better provide rigor and structure in terms of both communication and project execution.

All necessary documentation was standardized and organized in a way that allowed secure access to program and project details. As critical work efforts continued to be coordinated and executed, Pariveda was also able to provide the expertise and counsel necessary to help the client develop an initial strategic plan for the ongoing support of both its IT services and its larger portfolio.

PMO framework structures and manages work

The joint Pariveda/client team successfully identified, planned, and executed a number of critical IT projects and initiatives under a tight deadline with no impact to day-to-day business operations. The PMO framework was able to both standardize and enhance communication with U.S.-based and global executives. A number of opportunities for both short- and long-term cost savings were identified, and the client now has a full catalog of tools and templates to structure and manage their work on future programs and projects.

 

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