Managing the Complexity of Today’s PMO
Digital transformation (driven by mobile, cloud, social and big data analytics adoption), brings both disruption and dynamism to enterprises while dramatically increasing complexity. To enable transformation, companies need to become increasingly sophisticated in running their program management offices (PMOs). Today’s PMO must lead globally across business groups, functions, and IT organizations and adapt to new accountability models to meet the fast-paced requirements of changing business environments. And as we see the need for targeted, focused PMOs, we also see the rise of enterprise PMOs (EPMOs) that coordinate across a strong foundation of PMO execution.
Watch IDC’s Application Lifecycle Management & Executive Strategies Program Director Melinda Ballou discuss how to meet these challenges:
- Develop approaches to evolve a higher degree of PMO competency and maturity so that the organization can deliver large and complex initiatives quickly and collaboratively
- Understand IDC’s PMO Maturityscape approach to help assess current PMO status and strategies to move to the next level
- Leverage 3rd Platform solutions to systematically automate project, program and portfolio management to help the transition to drive up quality, efficiency and project velocity.
Duration: 1 hour
Application Lifecycle Management & Executive Strategies Program Director, IDC
Melinda-Carol Ballou serves as Program Director for IDC’s Application Life-Cycle Management research.In this role, Ms. Ballou provides thought leadership, expert opinion, research, and analysis through comprehensive research on application life-cycle management (ALM), with specific focus on software life-cycle process configuration and management, software quality, and IT governance software. Ms. Ballou also offers competitive intelligence and consulting on key aspects of the ALM market to service providers, investment firms, and G2000 end-user companies.
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