Project Management Office (PMO)
Module 1: Introduction to the PMO
The reading assignments this week, including the Module 1 interactive lecture, present an introductory framework for the project management office (PMO). Address the following discussion topic key elements:
- Explain the key distinction between the PMO and project management.
- Additionally, respond to one of the following options:
- Identify an international organization that has a PMO (which may be based on your work experience). Characterize the organization’s PMO structure and type.
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- Identify an international organization that could use a PMO. Characterize the type and structure of PMO you would recommend for the organization.
Hill, G. M. (2013). The complete project management office handbook (3rd ed.). CRC Press.
Kerzner, H. (2017). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling (12th ed.). John Wiley & Sons.
Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) (6th ed.). PMI Publications.
Introduction and Chapter 7 in The Complete Project Management Office Handbook
Part 1: Chapter sections 1.2.3 and 1.2.6; Part 2: Chapter sections 1.1 – 1.4 in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
Project Management System Resource Center (PMSRC): Module 1, page 3
Miller, J. (2017). What is a project management office and do you need one? CIO (13284045), 1.
Project Management Institute. (2020, October). PMO of the year – The final round.
Sergeeva, N. & Ali, S. (2020, Mar). The role of the project management office (pmo) in stimulating innovation in projects initiated by owner and operator organizations. Project Management Journal, 51(4), 440–451. doi: https://DOI: 10.1177/8756972820919215
Vukosav, D. (2019). The 24/7 PMO: A virtual project management office, staffed by people around the globe, can meet today’s business needs. PM Network, 33, 28–29.