There are numerous types of PMO, but in a post for HotPMO!, John McIntyre argues that they are all ultimately “catalytic PMOs.” Catalysts reduce the amount of energy needed to trigger chemical reactions, and PMOs reduce the amount of energy required to complete work. And thus the connection is made.
To really drive this point home, McIntyre asks you to imagine what would happen if your PMO just suddenly disappeared: Likely, projects would continue to be delivered, but at a slower and less effective rate. The same goes for many activities in which the PMO is involved, including portfolio analysis and prioritization, resource management, and project initiation.
The PMO should make life easier for the business. Does yours? You can view the original post here: https://www.hotpmo.com/blog/pmo-as-a-catalyst