n South African Journal of Industrial Engineering - The relationship between project management office maturity and organisational project management maturity : an empirical study of the South African government infrastructure departments




The Project Management Office (PMO) has been associated with organisational project management competence. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence to support this perception. This study examines the relationship of PMO maturity and the nine knowledge areas that describe Organisational Project Management (OPM) by collecting data from 129 PMO executives, staff, and project managers in South African Government Infrastructure Departments (SAGID) using a structured questionnaire. The results show that a PMO's 'strategic' maturity has the highest impact on all nine areas of OPM. It is thus recommended that public organisations need to accelerate the strategic maturity of their PMOs to benefit from them.

Die projekbestuurkantoor word met organisatoriese projekbestuurbevoegdheid assosieer. Daar is egter min empiriese bewysstukke om hierdie persepsie te regverdig. Die verwantskap tussen die projekbestuurkantoor volwassenheid en die nege kundigheidsareas wat organisatoriese projekbestuur volgens die Project Management Institute (PMI) beskryf, word ondersoek deur inligting van 129 projekbestuurkantoor uitvoerende beamptes, personeel en projekbestuurders in die Suid-Afrikaanse Regering se Infrastruktuur Departemente te versamel met 'n gestruktureerde vraelys. Die resultate wys daarop dat die projekbestuurkantoor se strategiese volwassenheid die grootste invloed op al nege die kundigheidsareas het. Dit word dus aanbeveel dat publieke organisasies die strategiese volwassenheid van hul projekbestuurkantore versnel om sodoende die meeste baat daarby te vind.


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