Amy Lewis – PMO Lead at Foreign & Commonwealth Office
“My new programme team (gov. stereotypical) does not see the value in the PMO and fails to understand why we require 4 PMO resources in a multi-million pound high-profile, time-critical programme. In particular, they are questioning capacity of certain team members. I’ve written a PMO charter and we had a programme Board where the PMO was on the agenda in terms of progress to date and key areas of focus (with the aim of getting key senior stakeholder buy-in).
What else would you suggest please? I was thinking in terms of awareness & visibility within our office/to other programme team members, I could have a PMO priorities whiteboard, greater visibility with Programme Director (proactive support and weekly catch-ups) but any other suggestions in terms of PMO value and justification would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!”