Now more than ever, companies want to deliver products and services better, faster, and cheaper. The problem organizations address today involves enterprise-wide solutions requiring an integrated approach and building increasingly complex products and services. In most cases, “Organizations know what they do, but they do not know how they do it.”
In essence, organizations need an easy and straightforward approach to manage their workflow to achieve their business objectives.
Online-PMO’s allows non-technical employees an easy way to document and maintain processes to meet different business challenges and drive value. That’s because ONLINE-PMO is quick to adapt and learn, with intuitively easy-to-use, no-code form and workflow design tools. ONLINE-PMO is a flexible, no-code solution that can be used across an entire enterprise. Help your departments enjoy the standard workflow they need without straining your IT resources while enabling faster time-to-value and efficiency. In other words? Help them do more with less.
The value that Online-PMO brings to an organization is:
- Provides a simple way to decompose and maintain business processes, identifying areas of decomposition and redundancy
- Eliminate issues and reduce costs by simplifying rapid improvement
- Provide specific just-in-time training
- Leverage continuous learning and improvement to mature the organization
- Increase process improvement by sharing business processes
Several IT industry standards, maturity models, methodologies, and guidelines exist today that organizations can use to improve their IT. To illustrate how easy and simple Online-PMO workflow is, we have decomposed several industry standards to offer a simplified solution for Portfolio, Program, and Project Management by utilizing and integrating our framework.
What does Online-PMO’s Offer?
- Immediate ROI: ONLINE-PMO provides direct access to the entire set of tools needed for intuitive.
- Lower Total Cost of Ownership: Reduce total costs thanks to no infrastructure requirements, predictable pricing, and the ability to embed risk and compliance best practices within processes.
- Ease of Use: ONLINE-PMO is built for self-service: design and publish workflows for any process with no coding, IT, or developer involvement necessary.
- Centralization & Collaborate: Global access to centralized documents, workflow statuses, analytics with real-time collaboration.
- Cross-functional Adaptability: One solution used for your processes across multiple functions and departments.
- Flexibility & Scalability: Respond fast to changing needs with an agile methodology enabling iterative design and implementation
Online-PMO began with the idea of creating a straightforward approach for organizations and individuals to leverage industry standards without spending a great deal of time and money. The only thing we knew was the general direction in which we had to. As we marched along, we were continually looking for good ideas. We went to professional society meetings and quizzed those who had “been there and done that.” We reviewed each of the process improvement initiatives that came along. If there was an idea that we liked, we tried it out; if it did not work, we moved on.
Things began falling into place, and our direction became increasingly apparent. As our progress continued, we discovered there were fewer and fewer experts who could help us. We were treading where others hand never been. If we were going to keep advancing, it was apparent we had to do it on our own. We had to become experts. By the end of a decade, we had achieved a process model that was indeed a showcase. It was not until later that we were able to define the popular platform to tell others how to get there, Online-PMO.com was created.
The purpose of Online-PMO is not to alter or create another standard or methodology, but to develop and enhance processes and procedures by utilizing and integrating the framework of recognized industry standards from organizations like CMMI, ITIL, COBIT, Six Sigma, ISO, PMI, and IIBA.
Our objective is to assist both organizations and individuals in improving organizational performance and throughput. Online-PMO has a unique strategy to simplify industry standards by applying Objective Oriented Business Process Modeling decomposition. As a series of interrelated components, processes permit information and material flow across multiple methodologies while simultaneously protecting the proprietary nature of standards. This approach enables rapid configuration of methods; in essence, industry standards are modeled in such a way as to permit ”plug and play” capability between organizational processes.
The ambition of Online-PMO is to provide processes and procedures to organizations and individuals that support at level 5 – optimizing maturity.
Online-PMO not only benefits organizations by reducing the cost and time in their organizational surety efforts but also the members by allowing them to create a structured portfolio, program, project management plans, and schedule more efficiently while adhering to industry standards. Resulting in rising productivity, and increase in throughput and reducing costs within the organization
For many organizations, information and the technology that supports it represents their most valuable, but often least understood, assets. Successful enterprises recognize the benefits of information technology and use it to drive their stakeholders’ value. These enterprises also understand and manage the associated risks, such as increasing regulatory compliance and critical dependence of many business processes on information technology (IT).
The need for assurance about the value of IT, the management of IT-related risks, and increased requirements for control over information are now understood as vital elements of enterprise governance. Value, risk, and control constitute the core of IT governance.
IT governance is the responsibility of executives and the board of directors and consists of the leadership, organizational structures, and processes that ensure that the enterprise’s IT sustains and extends the organization’s strategies and objectives
Furthermore, IT governance integrates and institutionalizes good practices to ensure that the enterprise’s IT supports business objectives. IT governance enables the enterprise to take full advantage of its information, thereby maximizing benefits, capitalizing on opportunities, and gaining competitive advantage. These outcomes require a framework for control over IT that fits with and supports the Committee of Sponsoring Organisations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO’s) Internal Control-Integrated Framework, the widely accepted control framework for enterprise governance and risk management, and similar compliant frameworks.
Organisations should satisfy the quality, fiduciary, and security requirements for their information, as for all assets. Management should also optimize the use of available IT resources, including applications, data, infrastructure, and people. To discharge these responsibilities, as well as to achieve its objectives, management should understand the status of its enterprise architecture for IT and decide what governance and control it should provide.
Online-PMO provides good practices across a domain and process framework and presents activities in a manageable and logical structure. Online-PMO good practices represent the consensus of experts. They are strongly focused more on control, less on execution. These practices will help optimize IT-enabled investments, ensure service delivery, and provide a measure against which to judge when things do go wrong.
For IT to be successful in delivering against business requirements, management should put an internal control system or framework in place. The ONLINE-PMO control framework contributes to these needs by:
- Linking to the business requirements
- Organizing IT activities into a generally accepted process model
- Identifying the primary IT resources to be leveraged
- Defining the management control objectives to be considered
The business orientation of Online-PMO consists of linking business goals to IT goals, providing metrics and maturity models to measure their achievement, and identifying the associated responsibilities of business and IT process owners.
The process focus of ONLINE-PMO is illustrated by a process model that subdivides into processes and procedures in line with the responsibility areas of plan, build, run, and monitor, providing an end-to-end view of IT. Enterprise architecture concepts help identify the resources essential for process success, i.e., applications, information, infrastructure, and people.
In summary, to provide the information that the enterprise needs to achieve its objectives, IT resources need to be managed by a set of naturally grouped processes
But how does the enterprise get IT under control such that it delivers the information the enterprise needs? How does it manage the risks and secure the IT resources on which it is so dependent? How does the enterprise ensure that IT achieves its objectives and supports the business?
First, management needs control objectives that define the ultimate goal of implementing policies, plans, and procedures, and organizational structures designed to provide reasonable assurance that:
- Business objectives are achieved
- Undesired events are prevented or detected and corrected
Online-PMO has designed and created these publications, primarily as an educational resource for chief information officers (CIOs), senior management, IT management, and control professionals. The Online-PMO does not claim that the use of any of this content will ensure a successful outcome. This content should not be considered inclusive of any proper information, procedures, and tests or exclusive of other information, processes, and tests that are reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. In determining the propriety of any specific information, procedure or test, CIOs, senior management, IT management, and control professionals should apply their professional judgment to the particular circumstances presented by the specific systems or IT environment.