Giving It a Name
Assigning a name to a function gives it significance and differentiates it from other functions within the organization. The names or titles typically given to this function include:
Corporate Project/Program Management Office (CPMO)
Project Management Center of Excellence (PMCoE)
Project Management Office (PMO)
Project Support Office (PSO)
Project Office (PO)
These titles are often used interchangeably, and it is usually a matter of personal preference rather than application of any particular standard. A recent effort by various authors who have written about the Project Office provides some definition for these titles. Table 1-1 contains the definitions used in this book, which are also being used in a number of organizations. ...