Project Management Office - BUSN9189

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Spring Term 7 15 (7.5) Ramesh Vahidi checkmark-circle


Project Management Office (PMO) is a group or department within the organisation whose job it is to define and maintain the standards for project management within that business. This module is aligned with P3O ® guidance and gives hands on training on The Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3). An advanced Project Management Office may have wide-ranging responsibilities for the setting up and development of the project management function within the organisation and this module will delve into how processes, procedures and other mechanisms are developed, implemented, monitored and communicated to enable the operation of common standards of project management within all projects undertaken by the organisation. This module will help learners to develop their PMOs. Students will study different real life case studies on successful PMOs in different international contexts.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 24
Private study hours: 126
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Portfolio Assessment report (briefs and final framework) (3000 words) (60%)
VLE test (40%)

Reassessment methods:
100% coursework (100%)

Indicative reading

Axelos (2013), Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices, 2nd Edition, The Stationery Office Ltd, UK
Duggal (2018), The DNA of Strategy Execution: Next Generation Project Management and PMO, John Wiley & Sons, UK
Kerzner (2017), Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance, 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons
Project Management Institute (2016), Governance of Portfolios, Programs, and Projects: A Practice Guide, PMI Publications, US

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Develop and apply Project Management Methodologies
- Demonstrate the best-practices Project, Programme, and Portfolio Maturity Models
- Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the control and governance mechanisms to improve organisations competitive advantage
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of different project management software applications (project, programme, and portfolio)

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective evidence-based decision making
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of how to improve creativity and originality in selecting and applying appropriate governance mechanisms for problem formulation and solving;
- Apply the systematic use of latest technologies in the project management field
- Demonstrate Intercultural and ethical competency


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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