IT at AtekPC. – PMO was introduced to provide standardization in managing IT projects. – Pre-PMO () IT projects are managed by development staff. 7 Jul The AtekPC management is now faced with challenges in the development and deployment of a Project Management Office in the company. 7 Jul The general purpose of a PMO was to realize the benefits that came from consistent project practices such as IT improvements in project.

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Strider decided that enforcement of these new project practices required formal authority, and he was prepared to provide that only when the PMO had proven itself to the business and IT. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

Project Management: The AtekPC Project Management Office Case Study Analysis

Strider recognizes that the current governance model was only temporary, but offuce that in order to get the PMO established, he needed to secure support from the planning office and the SVP to take to IT. Purpose and mission of a PMO: We have to be a little fluid and dynamic at times, and that upsets some PMO folks, but we have to do it that way here. In mature organizations, the PMO is the focal point for improvement and enhancement in project management through the implementation of the enterprise-oriented functions.

For the PMO to prove its value.

One of the key benefits offcie be the standardization of many of the processes that can showcase to their vendors that there is structure and reliance in the AtekPC organization and that if you worked with one team, you would get the same quality as another team.

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The development of cross-functional integration systems and the use of internet technologies were only two of many emerging needs as AtekPC struggled with radical changes in its industry and marketplace. CNMC has been exploiting mineral resources in Zambia sincebecoming one of the most important copper industry enterprises in the country.

The success of projects, in general, all rely on the factors being implemented; i. This leads us to further understand the selection between the two models available to an organization. The enterprise functions provide the long-term stability and backbone for the project management success.

The demands of these new initiatives and projects were expected to overtax the current informal project management methods.

In this case, authority was primarily being developed bottom-up through the value of the PMO services. The new required projects were large and complex and they involved multiple functional areas and multiple technological areas unlike the narrow focused projects that were performed in the past.

The cultural impact of the PMO on the organization projeect assessed by the receptivity to PM and the amount of organizational flux. What is the purpose and mission of a Projext This depends on the culture of the organizations. The general purpose of a PMO was to realize the benefits that came from consistent project practices such as IT improvements in project performance, efficiency, and resource utilization to enterprise improvements in cost management and corporate capability to launch products.

Based on the case study, respond to the questions below incorporating not only the course reading materials, but any outside research that manage,ent be relevant. Although this could cause a shock to the company, a shock may be just what the company managemment instead of employees relying on what they know and being comfortable.

Assimilate PMO into existing corporate culture 4. The PMO must exist within Information Technology organization and provide project support for all Enterprise IT projects and its clients across the company. Technology and Operations Management. However, this high reputation had yet to be translated across borders. The managemet for a program management has been recognized as changes and new challenges within the IT industry forced AtekPC to focus on IT improvements, efficiency, resource utilization, cost managementconsulting, mentoring, and training.

Nonetheless, implementing a PMO in a non-PM environment was challenging because it went against the grain of the organizational culture.

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Confronted with intensifying competition in China and overseas, CNMC leaders look to the future and endeavor to further develop African businesses, to strengthen CNMC’s overall competitiveness, and to fulfill sustainable development, on the basis of its international expansion strategy.

Another concern was the issue of authority.

To decide on what is needed is to analyse each situation, evaluate whether the benefits are worth the cost and risk. The manager resolved any issues and conflicts, the request processed, executed, and delivered through the Lead Analyst. Project Management Office Owner: Several managers, including those directly involved with the PMO, recognized the need for a larger staff of experts to build standards and methods quickly, and they advocated a rapid, more resource intensive implementation strategy.

There was a sense that AtekPC would know whether the PMO was working if the projects were getting done and the company was getting what it needed. Constrain to simple back and forward steps. Add a personal note: The forces opposing the PMO seemed overwhelming at times to those involved.

The AtekPC Project Management Office

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This model focused on the acquisition of project management experts, either from internal or external sources, and used these resources to manage projects under the direction of the PMO.

Warren McFarlan and Joycelyn W. It can sometimes feel like you are running from one meeting to another and that your time is often wasted. Cancel Reply 0 characters used from the allowed. When we let fear and adherence to inappropriate rigid standards that pfoject decision making then everyone loses.