For the past two years, I have had the privilege of organizing the largest project management conference in British Columbia, Canada. I led the operational transformation of a deficit producing event to a profitable, 100% volunteer based organization in under one year.

One of the key elements of ensuring the success of my team was developing a foundation of processes and documentation. This is also known as the PMO or Project Management Office of an organization. “The best place to start when considering whether or not you need a PMO is to take a good, hard look at how your company operates and see if different segments of it are already working together across systems and groups in harmony, or if they operate as silos with different systems and don’t often talk to each other. If your company is the latter, then a PMO can help. Also, if you’re about to implement any significant projects or strategy changes — or the strategy you already have isn’t being met, a PMO might be right for your organization.” says Michael Fritsch, Vice President PMO at Confoe.

One of the best tools in organizing your documentation is Sharepoint Online. Today, any small company can afford a PMO for the small price of a monthly subscription fee. It can be used for any operational department from accounting to marketing.

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