Managing a combination of traditional and agile projects is generally a requirement for the modern PMO. In this hybrid model, the organization faces many challenges to ensure that the appropriate level of visibility, control, and accountability are maintained consistently across the portfolio.
Traditional projects generally have well defined processes for managing scope, budget and schedule, including metrics to track progress and identify risks throughout the project life cycle. Introducing Agile projects disrupts the core ecosystem of the traditional project portfolio because many times these projects do not have a fixed scope or a well-defined baseline in terms of budget and schedule.
Despite the very different project delivery approaches, the successful hybrid PMO will implement processes and practices that provide consistent planning, reporting, and accountability across the project portfolio.
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Adjusting the project intake process to align the “best fit” delivery approach and resources with each project;
Implementing a planning process that promotes alignment with business strategies and defines project outcomes and measures for each project;
Establishing a consistent project reporting framework to provide adequate visibility for each project; and
Implementing project execution processes and practices that ensure the appropriate level of accountability is maintained throughout the project life cycle.