SAP PMO


A Project Management Office (PMO)

is a team that sets and maintains the standards for project management within an organization. It is in charge of creating procedures and best practices that will help the organizations operations work smoothly. Functions often include control, training, coaching, and mentoring to support the project manager. This work provides the project manager more time to develop a project quickly. For large projects it can represent a considerable amount of savings per project, resulting in better customer satisfaction and productivity improvements.

A Project Management Office (PMO)

is a team that sets and maintains the standards for project management within an organization. It is in charge of creating procedures and best practices that will help the organizations operations work smoothly. Functions often include control, training, coaching, and mentoring to support the project manager. This work provides the project manager more time to develop a project quickly. For large projects it can represent a considerable amount of savings per project, resulting in better customer satisfaction and productivity improvements.

Key Capabilities of SAP PMO include:

  • Choosing the right mix of projects, an element of strategic planning
  • Linking executive strategies with ongoing and future projects
  • Managing the product portfolio correctly
  • Improving the results of projects, strategically aligned with the company objectives

The first step is from management to give a medium and long-range strategy, outlining the steps to be achieved. The PMO team often bridges the gap between the strategic vision of the company and the implementation.

SAP PMO performs the following tasks:

  • Define the project type and project plan
  • Initiate sprints
  • Manage project issues and risks
  • Manage project documentation
  • Manage quality gates and sign off
  • Close sprints

It is possible to improve the rate of successful projects in addition to those that come in under budget, meet time requirements, and meet milestones. A good PMO has the resources needed for delivery, has a plan, and holds meetings for town hall project updates. The definition of the roles and responsibilities of the PMO members are critical key factors for this success.

Success factors in the implementation of an SAP PMO include:

  • Ability to define quantifiable measures
  • Determining the right time to observe those results
  • Making sure the PMO has the necessary resources
  • Working to establish creditability in the organization
  • Having a great project manager

Key considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • How to Design a Planner Workbench for Improving Planner Productivity. This article explains how the standard SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) interface helps production planners update different planning objects and parameters. Learn how to design an interface to help you improve productivity.

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