PMO Longevity: Implementation Phase Inputs and PMO-Operations Management Integration

Taiwo Abraham, MBA, PMP, ITIL Expert, CSM, CSSGB and Co-writer
2018 EMEA Recipient

Mr. Abraham was supervised by Professor Jung of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The coauthors focused on helping organizations understand the various project management office (PMO) implementation decisions that may have a significant influence on the longevity of their PMOs. The research adopts a unique view premised on the existing findings on organizational knowledge management, competence retention and popular learning curve theory to argue for the need for PMO longevity and integration with operations management. The authors explore a likely explanation for the typical short life span of PMOs by scrutinizing some inputs of the PMO implementation phase.