WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE?
WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT (PM)?
Project management “is the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience to achieve specific project objectives according to the project acceptance criteria within agreed parameters”.
WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE (PMO)?
Project Management Office (PMO) “is a group or department within a business, agency or enterprise that defines and maintains standards for project management within the organisation”.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PM AND PMO?
- PM consist of a project manager(s) who manages the individual projects and the key constraints set for those projects within a business.
- Project managers are responsible for managing the day to day running of the project, objectives set by the project sponsors and other relevant stakeholders in the business.
- PMO consist of an entire team who are responsible for enterprise level planning, methodologies, risk management, resource management and all other support features.
- PMO does not manage the project, like a project manager, but the PMO directly supports project managers once a project is underway.
- The PMO is a part of the project management team within the organisation.
- PM differs from management because it has a set timeline of when the project will be completed.