The Agile Team and the Project Office
In this article, Carlos Eduardo dos Santos Nunes shares some of his experience of situation where an Agile team has to cooperate with a Project Office (PMO). In some situations, you have to take into account the importance of project management, based on the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and enhanced by the Project Office (PMO) to support software projects. He proposes a matrix based on the degree of maturity of managing IT projects for the two parties involved. One of the quadrant is ideal point where the The PMO and IT staff have the necessary knowledge to apply best practices in project management, each within their particular line. If the Agile team and the PMO are not both in this quadrant, then the projects will be in trouble.