The process of methodology implementation is always related to a broader context of project management and project culture of the organisation. The following sequential steps are typically taken:

  • assessment of the existing level of project management and project methodologies
  • establishment or unification of project management standards and methodologies
  • definition of project management processes
  • implementation of processes and functions, including implementation of support tools, as appropriate
  • launch of pilot project activities
  • evaluation of pilot projects an detailing of process configuration, as appropriate

The objective of the project office is to build a robust platform providing for effective and efficient management of projects, programs, and portfolios in accordance with the strategy of the organisation. Nevertheless, the project office does not rival the traditional line sections of an organisation and it does not strive to assume their workload (human resources management, financial controlling, etc.). Instead, it promotes the change process as a tool of strategic and tactical development.