Setting up and Implementing Project Management Offices (PMOs)

Obtain the necessary skills to manage projects aligned with your organization's strategy.

Macrosolutions has implemented more than 100 project management offices in several countries that manage more than US$18 billion in investments.

These Project Management Offices (PMOs) include several industries such as petroleum and petrochemical, construction, steel, information technology, automotive, mining and financial services. Learn more about our differentials in the work of implementing autonomous and departmental project management offices.

Key issues addressed

  • Lack of control and chaos in the execution of the project work
  • Project performance well below the expected/desired
  • Lack of standardization in project work
  • Low teams’ performance
  • Strong presence of improvisation
  • Lack of planning
  • Breakdown of communications
  • Risk imminent perception with no control planning

Scope of work

  • Current maturity assessment and Gap's Analysis in the organization`s project management performing
  • Project management process model definition
  • Documents models development and adjustment
  • Executive reports establishment based on the management by exception principle (PRINCE2)
  • PMO`s team development
  • Technological infrastructure analysis
  • Proof of concept and pilot project
  • Assisted operation
  • Coaching

Fact sheet

Estimated duration [?]

4 to 6 months

Work Complexity [?]

Medium to high

Client's team (minimum required) [?]

1 Project Manager and 1 Analyst

Client's team allocation x Macrosolutions team allocation [?]

25% Client's Team
75% Macrosolutions' Team

Project estimated number of visits [?]

6 visits

Maturity Level (minimum required) [?]


Languages [?]

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Organizational level of coverage [?]

Corporate: ★★★
Departmental: ★★★★★
Project: ★★★★★

Supported standards and methodologies

Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • PMBOK® Guide
  • PMI Practice Standard for Estimating
  • PMI Practice Standard for Risk Management
  • PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure
  • PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling
  • PMI Project Manager Development Competency Framework
  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)®
  • PMI Practice Standard for Earned Value Management*
  • PMI Practice Standard for Configuration Management*
UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
  • M_O_R (Management of Risks)
  • P3M3 (Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model)*
Scrum Alliance
  • Scrum Methodology
International Project Management Association (IPMA)
  • ICB® IPMA Competence Baseline

* Optional standard or methodology that can be applied upon request.

Areas: approach comprehensiveness

AreaApproach comprehensivenessDescription


Includes the processes required to ensure that the various elements of the project are properly coordinated.


Includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.


Includes the processes required to ensure timely completion of the project.
CostOptionalIncludes the processes required to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget.


Includes the processes required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.
Human Resources


Includes the processes required to make the most effective use of the people involved with the project.


Includes the processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposition of project information.


Systematic process of identifying, analyzing, and responding to project risks. It includes maximizing the probability and consequences of positive events and minimizing the probability and consequences of adverse events to project objectives.
ProcurementOptionalIncludes the processes required to acquire goods and services from outside the performing organization to attain project scope.


EHSOptionalInvolves processes related to work safety, health and environment, including specific regulations.
Strategic Planning


Involves the processes which link projects with corporate strategy through the indicators of the Balanced Scorecard's goals.