The PMO Office oversees about $30 million dollars in ITSD PAQ projects each year.
Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations from a project.
Project Management Oversight
The Project Management Oversight Office (PMO) provides oversight of project managers in evaluation, estimating, and deployment of systems to support functions of the departments where needed.
The PMO exists to:
- Institutionalize “best practices” identified within the organization as it builds and maintains governance processes for Project Portfolio Management, Project Management, and other functions.
- Help integrate and align project management with business operations in order to support the organization in successfully accomplishing its mission.
- Mentor and coach project managers supporting the various agencies as needed.
- Review Project Assessment Quotes (PAQ), Internal ITSD Projects, Project Change Orders, Request for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI), Request for Quotes (RFQ), and Invitations for Bid (IFB).
PMO Duties and Objectives:
- Provide status to ITSD Management, identify risks and potentials issues.
- Ensure that projects are prioritized and aligned with strategic objectives.
- Facilitate choosing the right project environment (e.g., strategic, infrastructure).
- Support and implement ways to improve efforts (i.e., reduce delivery costs and time).
- Early identification of project issues, budgets, scope and risks
- Reuse knowledge that is working for one agency and may help another
- Eliminate duplication of data and processes among project managers
- Become the source of “best practices” and Project Management tools.
- Act as a knowledge-based center that provides expertise, support, and training.
- Help optimize staff and other assets across projects.