Project Office

A Project Office provides a permanent functional area and staff tasked with creating and managing the framework, techniques and culture required to deliver successful projects. It provides the foundation for IT to control, measure and share information and all essential elements for a customer-focused, business-centric approach to project management.

The Project Office is also a facilitator of change and acts as the focal point for identifying and evaluating new technology and business initiatives and products. It is responsible for the following functions:

  • Establishing the project management methodology/approach
  • Developing/selecting/delivering project management training
  • Creating and managing the culture and techniques required to manage projects
  • Managing the enterprise project portfolio
  • Providing the base/rules/tools for resource management
  • Continuously improving best practices
  • Monitoring project activities across the entire organization
  • Consolidating reporting to management