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Program vs. Contracts

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Colleagues...I have been searching and searching and can't find a particular post.  I believe it was one of Vern's talking about the role of the program office vs. the role of the contracting office, and articulating the responsibilities of the PMO vs. the responsibilities of the contract office(er).  If someone recalls this better than I could you please either message me or post the link.

Thanks in advance, and if you are in DC...stay cool...this will be a hot stretch.  

~ JJ

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One other recollection ~ it was a post about who was in charge.  I believe Vern was making that the PMO was in charge of the success of the program pushing back a bit on the notion that the CO is ultimately in charge.  Ringing any bells?

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No...viewed that one.  Holy crap!  I think I am beginning to imagine things!

It was a line of argument that was something like COs often over-value their role and responsibility, and that program offices are responsible for the success of the program, by which the CO contracts out to help satisfy program objectives.  COs are not the ones driving the bus, they are more like the navigators.  At least that is how I recall it.   

I should advise my wife to start with the long-term care insurance because my mind may be slipping.  She accused me of remembering things in my own way to begin with.

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