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The PMO In An Agile World: Can't We All Just Get Along?

August 3, 2011

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Much has been written about the benefits of Agile development, and it has been proven that Agile development teams consistently deliver higher-quality applications faster than those that follow traditional practices. However, one role has been conspicuously absent in these discussions: the role of the project management office (PMO). Development teams often see PMOs as bureaucratic teams that create barriers as opposed to providing support. But PMOs play an important role managing expectations for a broader audience. PMOs and application development professionals need to establish closer ties, and in order to do so, they need to rethink communication strategies and build stronger trust.

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Table of Contents

  • Developers, Project Managers, And The PMO — Disconnected And Discontented
  • Forrester Identifies The Problems And How To Fix Them
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • The PMO And Agile Teams Can Get Along — But Both Sides Have To Give
  • Supplemental Material
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