PMO Implementation for Engineering Business and Delivery of Transformation Change Programme

The situation

The business was trading in a narrow market with a small number of customers and was struggling to expand as a result. This position was also considered a high risk to its operational success.


The Assignment

Having secured a position on the board of directors it was agreed I would lead an initiative to setup a PMO to drive a business transformation strategy and elevate the business to a new level, pursue new markets and thus mitigate against the current operational risks. These represented the strategic goals of the business.


The Approach

Run the delivery of the PMO as a project. We did this by:

  • Creating a business case
  • Communicating our intentions to all staff and requesting support
  • Reviewing current processes and procedures for project work
  • Assessing current level of project management maturity
  • Appointing key personnel to PMO and outsourced training
  • Implementing standard project management methodology based on gaps
  • Defining scope, schedule, and reporting methods for project
  • Holding final review meeting with key personnel
  • delivering PMO charter and manual (a brief document)


  • Client: Engineering

  • Category: engineering,

  • COMPLETED: 01 May 2020

The Result

The PMO setup project was delivered in six months. The business had the capability to deliver on its transformational change programme with the PMO as its driver. The PMO included a charter, trained personnel, governance structures, methodology (PMI), processes, procedures and supporting tools and templates. It was also determined that the PMO would require to be partly externally resourced to deliver on the transformation programme.