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.

Tools and practices that will improve your business

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!

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