2.3. Structuring the EPMO

The position of an EPMO within a hierarchical organization establishes its degree of authority, acceptance, adoption, and autonomy—and, thus, its “ownership” of the responsibility for establishing, distributing, and supporting project management best practices within the enterprise. Figure 2-2 shows an example of such a structure and illustrates how the EPMO might be implemented in a large organization with multiple divisions, business units, or regional operations. The number of layers and project management units within each layer depends on the size of the unit, the number of annual projects in a portfolio, and the complexity of the projects within the various levels of the organization. For small to midsized organizations, ...

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