PMO (Project Management Office) is rarely heard of being a method of delivery on behalf of an Owner, Corporation, Developer or even PM Agency. Given the great challenges in managing and administrating projects in Latin America. Setting up a PMO is one of the best methods to deliver a construction project. We have been promoting this initiative with our clients with substantial results since 2010.
To explain how a PMO works, first we have to identify the challenges that actually exists in the Management and Administration process of any given project. One of the most important challenges is that Project Management knowledge and fundamentals are not that well known. Its not just about cost, time and quality; its about innovation, standardization, continuous improvement, even learning from past mistakes where sometimes is not an option for many but crucial for the Management of any given construction project.
The majority of the PM companies have focused on being executors, managing the project on a day to day basis without any type of platform, training or planning. This is the reason that many owners and developers have tried, with limited success, to implement their own “in-house management”. they rather take the risk themselves than pay for it.
The PMO will eliminate these risks, the PMO consists of having solid and continuous improved fundamentals that include: Training Programs; Latest Software and Tech Applications; Management Platform such as Management Information Systems, Cost, Time, Scope, Safety, Quality Management Systems, Organizational System as well as Human Resource System.
Doing the same thing and expecting different results never works, our initiative “GO PMO” has been a better alternative for our clients.
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Damián Pizá, is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM); he studied his Masters in Construction Management at the University of Texas at Arlington; LEED AP; OSHA +30; Member of the CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) Member of the Emergent Technology Committee
Founder of PIZA Consulting, company that specializes in providing PMO; PM/CM services; Technology / BIM services; Training; Auditing as well as OSHA and LEED Certifications in Mexico and Latin America for Global and International Companies.