Perceptions of PMOs
May, 2021 – Guy Thorpe – (3 min read)
I am always interested to hear different people’s perceptions of PMOs……
I was recently asked at an event I was attending what I did for a living by the person who sat next to me, I politely replied “amongst other things I help PMO’s.”
The person then proceeded to pour out his experiences of working with different PMOs, all of which sounded to me like they were set in a bad 1980’s sit-com complete with PMO officers sitting at decks drinking coffee while sifting through piles of templated documentation.
His perception of PMO’s are a far cry from the modern-day reality of most PMO’s that I know, maybe his organisations PMO really is stuck in the past. But it got me thinking about how PMO’s can shake off the image of bureaucracy.
What’s your perception of PMOs – left or right?