Published here December 2008.

Introduction | Concept and Purposes 
Responsibilities | Requirements | Solution


For the project management office concept to work effectively, the following conditions must exist:

  • Senior management must be committed to the disciplined and consistent application of formal project management to all projects.
  • The project management office should report directly to an executive or an executive group at the level of project sponsorship; that is, the same level to which project managers report.
  • The project management office must be staffed with individuals who collectively possess the following types of knowledge, skills, and personal traits:
    • Expertise in project planning and control methodologies
    • Expertise in using project management software tools
    • Expertise in implementing and integrating software tools
    • Familiarity with the business, technical, and political aspects of the projects performed in the organization
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Group facilitation skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Communication skills
    • Process discipline
    • Attention to detail
  • The project management office must be equipped with the computing hardware and software necessary to support the function.
Responsibilities  Responsibilities

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