Have you ever tried to Google “PMO Service Offerings”? Or have you ever tried “PMO as a Service”? The results, as you would expect, are different, and that makes sense. It’s Google doing its best to provide you with the best results. But here is the issue, the industry is so confused on those two terms and every company treats them so radically different that PMO Managers get completely lost in knowing how to use them. That means to me that there is a lot of confusion for everyone, especially a PMO Manager who is trying to set up Service Offerings for their PMO and does not know where to start.
This confusion we are all experiencing on this topic stops today. I am going to show you how to select the right services for your PMO. Well, I can’t really tell you exactly the services to select, but what I can do is give you the process I have followed over the last several PMOs and have been very successful.
Who am I, and how am I qualified to tell you how to select your PMO Service Offerings? My name is Bill Dow and I have 19 years running PMOs and over 30+ years in the Project Management industry. I have run 10 PMOs across 4 different companies, so I am very knowledgeable in this space and very passionate about sharing my background and experiences.
So, how do you create PMO Service Offerings? It is a good question and one I field a lot with various PMO Managers.
Let’s jump into the process now. There are four fundamental steps to creating your PMO Service Offerings:
Step 1 – Executive Expectations
Step 2 – Business Problems
Step 3 – PMO Types
Step 4 – The Four Ps of your PMO
That’s it, you are done. You have now created your PMO Service Offerings. Simple right?
No, just kidding, let’s dive into the details of each of these now. Let me break this down for you into those four steps, so you understand what you must do in each.
Actually, I was going to do that, but because there was so much content and so much information, I actually created a little ebook for you all and put it up on Amazon.
So, let me give you details on the ebook.
- It is located here with all my other books. Bill Dow’s Amazon Book Library
- People who purchase the book, you get a couple special offers including: 1. Book Downloads and 2. Free Webinar where I cover this material in detail and 3. You get the PDF version of the presentation.
What do you think?
If you liked this article, you have to check out this one as well, I think you will love it. Top 20 Best Project Management Office Director / Manager Interview Questions for 2021
I also think you will love my how to build a PMO article which is here: The Ultimate How to Build a Project Management Office(PMO) Checklist in 12 Steps!
Bill Dow, PMP