Hide & Seek
This is known as "sweep under the carpet." When the project sponsor asking for statuses, the Project Managers present a heavenly report. Everything is on track and on budget. Their plan is perfectly planned and executed. All stakeholders love the project. After project status meeting, the Project Managers will step out from the heaven and go back to the reality - chaotic hell. Everything is totally opposite on what the report says.
Without PMO - the visibility is manipulated and impaired.
Duck, Duck, Goose
This game is also known as "back stabbing." When something goes out of hand, the group of Project Managers will start solving the problem by finding the "goose." The identified "goose" will start finding another "goose." This cycle continue endlessly. Thus, the fun is endless as everyone is living in an illusion that they are working very hard to solve the problem. In actual fact, nothing is solved.
Without PMO - nothing is really get solve at its root cause.
Time is cost, and cost affects profitability of a project. To increase profitability, time has to be reduced. Thus, this game is famous and known as "fast and furious." When Project Managers need to follow a recommended practices, time is wasted in documentations and thinking; nothing really get done on the ground. To accelerate the whole cycle, they assume every projects are the same and copy-and-paste from other projects. When the documents are ready, they happily executing the real work. In reality, they have buried countless mines in their projects - from other projects.
Without PMO - good practices are skipped at the expense of project success .
When one day your Organization decided to be a grownup. That's the time PMO can answer that call. With right PMO, all these childish games will come to an end - for good. Other children will soon realize they cannot continue be childish and decided to grow with your Organization. At that very moment, your Organization has stepped up in its maturity level. Congratulations!
Now the decision is yours - you can decide to continue playing these games or otherwise.