The Role of the Transformation Office

Intuity Consulting
The role of the Transformation Office

Another great article from McKinsey on the pivotal role of the transformation office.

Many companies set up a project-management office (PMO), led by a spreadsheet-savvy analyst charged with tracking myriad transformation initiatives. Their transformation leaders attend PMO meetings, tick boxes, and generate reports.

A few key points:

  • An effective transformation office will reinforce the transformation culture at all times.
  • An effective transformation office will approve initiatives through a structured stage gate process.
  • Transformation offices will be unflinchingly fact based.
  • Transformation office meetings are not about presentations and grandstanding they are about removing roadblocks and keeping the focus 100% on the transformation agenda.
  • The transformation must establish a clear set of rules for the valuation and evaluation of transformation initiatives and everyone must be trained on the use of the rulebook.

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