Title: The role of project management office in the multi-project environment

Authors: Seweryn Spalek

Addresses: Faculty of Organisation and Management, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 2A, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland

Abstract: The number of projects run by companies has increased significantly over the last two decades. Therefore, apart from the challenges associated with single-project realisation, the multi-project environment created new issues that companies have needed to address. In the mid-90s of the last century, the concept of project management office (PMO) was proposed to support companies simultaneously managing numerous projects. This article discusses the role of PMO as a facilitator of the activities supporting operations in the multi-project environment. The results of the study of PMO cases are presented according to the needs addressed to them by companies.

Keywords: project management office; PMO; efficacy; multiple projects; knowledge management; enterprise development; facilitators.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2012.047891

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2012 Vol.12 No.2, pp.172 - 188

Published online: 13 Jul 2012 *

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