Ushering in the era of the Strategic PMO

Illustration image for Sciforma Blog Post from our CMO Valerie Zeller wrapping up 2019 and ushering the strategic PMO

As it wraps up not only a year, but a whole decade, this December calls for a good look back on past developments and achievements.

For the past 10 years, constant, accelerating, transformational change has disrupted the way we live, work, and think. This has compelled organizations to adapt by embracing and driving strategic change initiatives. 

In this landscape, data has emerged as a key asset for insightful change management. Through change analytics, data can be leveraged to shape the strategy: based on the analysis of past scenarios and performance, we can predict what is likely to work, or not.

In this context, it is no surprise to observe the rise of the PMO as a strategic function, as it essentially holds and governs the data. Here at Sciforma, we help many PMOs put their data to work to support them in their journey, and we have noticed that an increasing number of our PMO clients are positioning themselves as strategy powerhouses.

By harnessing the power of data and analytics, PMOs are taking power back. It is time to say goodbye to the ‘Zombie PMOs’ as depicted by Gartner - those underachieving, spineless PMOs which merely monitor process compliance, with little to no focus on the bigger picture. In fact, we are ushering in the era of the Strategic PMO, playing a new transversal role, and leveraging its clear view of all activities and resources to support the organization's transformation journey.

So, how about you? How do you plan on using data to ideate and drive fruitful strategic change, and position your PMO for a more strategic role?
Or, if your organization doesn’t have a PMO yet, will 2020 be the year? If you are wondering whether to set up a PMO, have a look at our latest infographic.

Below are some of our best resources of the year.

Valerie Zeller

Happy Holidays,

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Valerie Zeller

Valerie is Sciforma Chief Marketing Officer and likes to research and share how a Project and Portfolio Management Solution can help you achieve your business goals. Main interests: digital transformation, change management, strategy execution. Send your thoughts @valeriezeller