Last month, I mentioned a four-part series on Projects@Work about establishing PMOs. The first installment was on defining the role of your PMO up front.
Not sure what took so long for the second installment, but it's finally here and worth the wait (maybe it's a monthly series). This installment talks about the types of processes your PMO might undertake, and offers some food for thought with each process area. According to the article, a PMO might consider:
Project Processes (including demand management, approval, portfolio management, project/application lifecycle, and risk mitigation)
Analysis Processes (including business analysis, business case development, and process redesign)
Planning Processes (including planning and tracking, and capital planning and budgeting)
Administration Processes (including methodology management, training, tool development/ownership, and knowledge management)
To date, this series is an excellent primer on PMO startups. It's insightful and obviously written by someone who has had some varied experience in PMO implementation. I'm looking forward to the remaining two parts and will be sure to post the links here.
Kudos to the author, Ted Stephens, an associate principal at Intellilink.