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Ali Hussain Albaiti and Hemaid Eid Alsulami (Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia).
Disciplinary: Industrial Engineering, Project Management.
Keywords: Program management office (PMO); Vision realization office; Multi-Project Management; Public sector; Maturity level; PMO framework; Strategic Management; PMO success; Control and monitor project performance; Project management methodologies; Project management competencies; Organizational Learning (OL).
Project Management Offices (PMOs) have been adopted worldwide by many companies and government agencies to cope with the accelerated pace of change in all industries and fields. In Saudi Arabia, PMOs have gained much momentum recently, especially in the public sector. Many offices were established in all types of governmental authorities to manage and support the implementation of Vision 2030 programs. However, the specific roles of PMOs and their added value to organizations are still vague. This study develops a framework for identifying PMOs’ functions, maturity levels, and effect on the public sector organizations of Saudi Arabia. A questionnaire was used to solicit responses from 29 PMOs around the country. Findings revealed that PMOs have an overall moderate maturity of the provided services. Their focus is to control & monitor project performance, develop project management methodologies & competencies, and support strategic management. Thereby, PMOs were able to affect organizations positively and create values. The results showed that the overall effect is moderate on many aspects of the organization, mainly on strategic management and project management. Also, PMOs contribute to improving multi-project management, organizational learning, and culture change.
Paper ID: 12A8T
Cite this article:
Albaiti, A. H., and Alsulami, H. E. (2021). The Effect of Project Management Office on the Organizational Performance: A Case Study of Saudi Arabia. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 12(8), 12A8T, 1-16. http://doi.org/10.14456/ITJEMAST.2021.167