Our guide to some of the most important
Management Models for PMOs

Management models and frameworks play a huge part in the work that PMOs do. PMO Managers and Consultants spend a immeasurable amounts of time learning management models, discussing management models and even inventing their own management models.

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When it comes to change management, it is often the role of the PMO to put methodologies and models into practice. Management models appeal to PMO professionals – they can bring order to chaos, aid communication and reduce complexity.

There are almost as many management models available as there are consultants eager to sell them as the solution to all of your organizational and project management challenges. What follows on this page is our attempt to highlight some of the management models that may be of particular interest to PMOs and the organizations they operate within. Each model (or framework, or method) is described and put into context – cross referencing where possible and sharing practical examples where these are available. If you are interested in learning more about a particular model, links are provided for your convenience.

How to use this guide

Explore the models by selecting a category below, or using the search bar. Alternatively, simply scroll down to review the complete list of management models – then click the one that looks the most interesting!

We all have decisions to make. Sometimes we go with our gut. Sometimes we go with what our moral compass tells us is right. But some decisions require a more structured approach. Decision trees are a great management tool to have in your PMO and Project Management arsenal. Decision tree analysis helps you layout the […]

The Critical chain method – also known as critical chain project management (CCPM) is a planning approach that claims to resolve many problems that are seen as endemic in traditional project management. Critical chain management is included in the list of project management methods that PMI expects candidates sitting the PMP exam to be familiar […]

Whether you are working with project stakeholders or setting goals for members of your team, Peter Hawkins’ CLEAR model is a simple coaching model that sets out to achieve clarity of purpose, as well as developing a systemic process that can be used to regularly review progress. Background to the model The CLEAR model was […]

Software Project Management is an art that needs skillful integration of human relations, software technology, and economics in a given context of a software project to make it efficient and easy. The primary challenge experienced by project managers today is that software projects must simultaneously meet the needs of a wide range of stakeholders, including the development team, […]

Would your project management office like to increase your effectiveness while organizing and performing projects? If your team is interested in setting new project management standards, then one management model you will want to understand is McKinsey’s 7-S Framework. This change management model is used to locate organizational problems, adopt new strategies for completing goals, […]

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