Q-and-A with …

California Department of Technology


How can state government departments be sure that by engaging the California Project Management Office (CA-PMO), they are not bringing on a control agency insider?

The CA-PMO’s goal is to improve successful project outcomes by providing exceptional project management services through qualified, competent project resources. The CA-PMO resources work as part of the client department’s team and will report to the project sponsor. Since the CA-PMO does not have any control agency authority, the CA-PMO is subject to all control agency policies and procedures, just like client department staff. Similarly, PAO will oversee the CA-PMO’s performance related to project scope, schedule and cost, just as it would oversee the performance of the client department staff in executing reportable aspects of a project.



This question and answer — one in an intermittent series appearing in Techwire — came from the California Department of Technology’s Project Management (CA-PMO) website. Content may be lightly edited for brevity and style. For more information about the CDT, go here.