It’s no secret that the success rate of PMOs across the globe isn’t enviable.
Over the years, PMOs have developed associations with descriptions like cost-eating overheads, slowing things down, bureaucracy, and providing little value. Their reputations often precede them and the expectations from them are often unaligned with what they can deliver within a specific timeframe.
There are plenty of PMOs out there that are doing incredibly well, sitting at the strategy table, and delivering the outcomes that are expected of them.
But they don’t get heralded enough, so we (and our executives and stakeholders) usually bump shoulders with bad press.