Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

The reasons behind the need of the PMO are fairly straightforward; it is critical that software industry companies have their IT understand business processes. The PMO can serve as the translator between the business units and IT, providing IT with the required information for development. SSSIT is using EPM Microsoft tools that help PMO office to control all projects and summarize their progress besides giving more details about nine knowledge areas.

EPM is a disciplined approach to project management and resource management that deal with the project work in an organization as a collective whole and often involves in some or all of the following elements:

  • Using a clear, consistent methodology and processes for the organization.
  • Creating a specific PM process based on project type, size, risk, complexity or other factors.
  • Establishing a project life-cycle model to guide and control projects through the life cycle.
  • Establishing strategic project control to decide on project investments and resource allocation
  • Selecting and deploying enterprise level project management tools to promote consistency and support project data integration.

EPM appear complicated for the eye, but actually it’s just a part from project management methodology that let project managers to have a full control over complex projects. Regardless of your experience in project management, you will encounter EPM, and if you can leverage its benefits and capabilities, your project will be more likely to succeed.