Evaluate Your PMO

Take this short quiz to see if your project management office is on the right track. Rate your PMO according to how well it performs in the following areas. Use the scale below and then we'll calculate your total to find out how your PMO measures up.

Rating Scale
3 - We've got it covered.
2 - It's OK, but could be better.
1 - Needs some serious improvement.
0 - Couldn't be worse.

Top 10 Critical Success Factors for a Project Management Office

1. The PMO has senior executive-level support.

2. A superior process for selecting project managers and teams has been established.

3. Project teams include participants from multiple business functions and disciplines.

4. A high standard of truthfulness and integrity exists within the PMO.

5. The PMO serves as an "ambassador," communicating with all internal and external stakeholders.

6. Training of project managers is competency-based (rather than purely academic).

7. Project management methodologies, tools and templates are standardized.

8. A useful knowledge library of best practices is maintained as part of the PMO.

9. The PMO is involved in all projects from start to finish.

10. The organization's project portfolio is managed by the PMO.

Source: Project Management Solutions Inc.
Quiz provided by PM Solutions, the Project Management Experts (TM). PM Solutions is a management consulting, training, and research firm dedicated to optimizing business performance through project management initiatives. Visit our website at http://www.pmsolutions.com.

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