Excellent presentation on the Agile PMO give by Mr. Stephen Messenger during the Agile Consortium Inner Circle in Brussels on Oct. 23rd.
This presentation addressees key aspects of running agile project and programme offices. The focus is mainly on the introduction and running of project management offices within an agile environment. As agile becomes increasingly popular among development teams within larger organisations frictions often arise between the different ‘cultures’. Often a PMO is seen as the ‘process police’ to be feared rather than a centre of excellence to be called upon for support, guidance and assistance. The PMO is often caught between the projects and the overall organisation, with demands coming from both sides. Getting the best for the business while ensuring the most important projects to the business receive a key focus to ensure maximum success, remains key however.