foundational aspects of the project management office

The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your comprehension of the foundational aspects of the project management office (PMO) and the PMO competency continuum. To satisfy this objective, address the following assignment key elements:

  • PMO Definition: Based on synthesis of the readings, module lecture, and your research, describe in your own words what the project management office (PMO) is and its purpose.
  • Project Management Environment: Emphasize the PMO’s distinction from portfolio, program, and project management. Identify three key PMO stakeholders and describe their interest. Identify and justify the common PMO types and structures.
  • PMO Value: Explain how the PMO adds project management and enterprise value. Describe the PMO competency continuum framework and its five stages. Illustrate the PMO competency continuum for delivering sustainable PMO value.

Develop a multimedia-rich presentation to address the PMO Foundations Common Assignment Requirements.

  • Your multimedia-rich presentation must contain logically cohesive flow including audio, video, and graphical content.
  • The length of the presentation, beyond the title and reference portions, should be 6 to 8 slides with speaker notes (or narration transcript) which should be equivalent to four to six minutes of narrated presentation.
  • Please present your content clearly, concisely, and cohesively. The presentation must be submitted as a completely self-contained file (PowerPoint)
  • Must include citations from your course textbook (see below), cite at least four current (within 5-years) scholarly resources (peer-reviewed, official governmental reports, and other scholarly sources) to support your suppositions, assertions, and conclusions.

Hill, G. M. (2014). The Complete Project Management Office Handbook (3rd ed.). Boca Raton,

FL: CRC Press.

PMI. (2017). A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge: (PMBOK® guide).

Newtown Square, PA, USA: Project Management Institute.

  • Format your submission per the CSU Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.) standards, which includes an introduction and conclusion.

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