Developing a Project Management Office in the Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
This case example, a supplement to the report, PMIAA: Strengthening the Government Delivery Foundation, highlights project and program management capability building within The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Following a major reorganization in 2010 around functions and divisions of the energy sector within EIA, the organization also uncovered the need for increased matrixed project coordination. This example highlights EIA’s journey in developing a Project Management Office (PMO) to develop, implement, and enforce a more rigorous project management governance framework to bring discipline and performance consistency to their projects and programs. This report highlights important lessons learned from EIA’s experience and provides contacts for further follow-up and support.