The concept of the program management office is also referred to by the three letter anagram PMO, refers to the centralized management of the particular and unique program and or series of programs in the hopes and for the purposes of taking advantage of their cohesion for the purposes of garnering and gaining benefits and or other forms of control advantages and improvements in efficiency and cost savings at times. This can involve, but is not limited to, attempting to eliminate redundancies in the areas staffing, tools, techniques, and resources among others. Among the most crucial involve the early stages in which it must be determined exactly where any particular overlaps and or redundancies may exist. This early determination is essential in the hopes of making sure that the redundancies are properly chronicled and that the maximum efficiencies can be attained.
This term is defined in the 3rd edition of the PMBOK but not in the 4th.