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Agile PMOs Focus On Portfolios, Not Projects

Organization: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

October 2, 2017

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This is the Organization report in The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook For 2018.

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Responding to demand for high-quality customer experience, firms are pervasively adopting Agile and taking on more initiatives. When these digital initiatives scale, the lack of enterprise program management maturity is evident. Consistent disciplines are essential, but past portfolio management office (PMO) failures make enterprise architecture (EA) pros leery. Modern PMOs take a center-of-excellence approach to strike the right balance: building competencies; delivering them in a lightweight, service-oriented approach; and stripping bureaucracy. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Table of Contents

  • Traditional Technology PMOs Must Embrace Agile
  • The Modern PMO: Data Analyst And Coach
  • Recommendations

  • Forget About Methodology — Focus On Consistent Results
  • Supplemental Material
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