Terry Doerscher of Planview has an fascinating blog about what he calls PMO 2.0. The premise (a spin on the Web 2.0 jargon) is that today's PMO isn't your grandmother's PMO anymore.
Today's PMO is becoming more of a business center of excellence, with responsibility often spanning beyond project management into business consulting, operations workflow, ITIL, and other organizational process initiatives. It's also becoming a key component of organizational leadership.
Here's a good blog entry Doerscher posted on improving accountability through PMO leadership. Some good insights here.
Although not directly related, I also liked this post, where Doerscher talks about the five ways you can almost guarantee having mediocre (at best!) planning practices.
Planview - Blogs - Enterprise Navigator: Five Steps to a Mediocre Planning Cycle
I'll be participating in a panel at a PMO 2.0 Leadership Forum on April 22nd in Philadelphia. The event is hosted by Planview, but it is not vendor-specific or tool-driven. It's simply a forum on emerging PMO practices and challenges. Should be some interesting discussion.