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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The AtekPC Project Management Office

Present to your audience. Gardner had projecf expectation that the PMO model would be more heavy than light. Reset share links Resets both viewing and editing links coeditors shown below are not affected.

Finance and High level budgets: To provide standardization in managing large complex projects and to gain improvements in planning and performance of initiatives. The PMO was being introduced in order to provide standardization in managing these projects and to gain improvements in the planning and performance of ayekpc initiatives.

Due to the culture of AtekPC, support had to start from the top and not all of the senior staff was equally enthused about the PMO concept. Newer Post Older Post Home. Looking forwards to apply what I learned in PMP classes in my company.


He believed that more buy-in was needed from the functional areas officf. How much PM is enough PM? Send the link below via email or IM.

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Although this could cause a shock to the company, a shock may be just what the company needs instead of employees relying on what they know and being comfortable.

Develop performance metrics 6. They would have to be willing to prioritize projects and make the tough choices and tradeoffs. The PC industry was changing, and AtekPC was dealing with remarkable pressure from larger competitors. Please be sure to include your own name in the filename, last name first then first initial for example: Nonetheless, implementing a PMO in a non-PM environment was challenging because it managemen against the grain of the organizational culture.

Warren McFarlan, and Joycelyn W. Senior executive buy-in obtained 2.

Warren McFarlan Non-profit governance at its core is very different from for-profit governance. To succeed we have to develop an organization that will be flexible and will be accurate in its reporting. It can sometimes feel like you are running from one meeting to another and that your time is often wasted.

The AtekPC Project Management Office Case Study was assigned for this class to provide an overview of the challenges faced by management in the development and deployment of a PMO in an existing company.

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. If we go too rigid, it will fail. Draft a program charter for AtekPC utilizing your reading assignments, outside research, and the guidelines and model charter linked to this week’s lecture and attached below.


At AtekPC, the current responsibilities of a PMO were limited to IT projects even though there were ongoing discussions about expanding its scope to an enterprise level PMO that would include business projects in the future. Nelson felt there was not enough education about project management to know the difference between PMO light and PMO heavy.

See more popular or the latest prezis. Issues brought out in the case include defining the PMO’s purpose and mission, the structure and governance of the PMO, and how to successfully implement it in what appears to be a resistant culture. There is something to valuing entrepreneurial spirit and having less structure, however this is a technology company. The demand for resources was more throughout AtekPC, and the PMO would need to prove itself in order to earn the resources they wanted.