The Centre of Excellence : A Pocket Guide†
This guide outlines the role of the Centre of Excellence (also known as a Programme and Project Support Unit or Corporate Programme Management Office in central government) in coordinating and supporting delivery. This function is different from a programme or project support office because it provides the management board with a strategic oversight of delivery.
The guide provides a quick reference to good practice and a routemap to more detailed sources of advice and guidance. It takes account of lessons learned from OGC Gateway™ reviews and other sources; it integrates with existing programme/project and risk management guidance. It helps your organisation to achieve better, more consistent delivery of your organisation's programmes and projects.
(About this Pocket guide)
What is a Centre of Excellence?
A Centre of Excellence (COE) for programme and project management (PPM) is a coordinating function providing strategic oversight, scrutiny and challenge across the department's portfolio of programmes and projects, and for driving the implementation of improvements to increase the department's capability and capacity in programme and project delivery.
(Section A: Introduction)