How project management offices (PMOs) function differs as widely as the organizations they serve.

A PMO may oversee and execute projects, implement process improvements, serve as a center of excellence, or align projects to the organization’s strategy.

The consensus seems to be that the more focused and flexible the PMO is, the higher the chances are that it delivers value to the organization—and that is the ultimate goal.

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Can a ScrumMaster be a project manager—are the positions one in the same? I pondered this question for about three weeks after becoming a Certified ScrumMaster, and have concluded that they are not the same, rather they are two distinct roles. However, a project manager can fulfill the ScrumMaster role and often does.

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