Project Management Office
Project Management Office
The Project Management Office (PMO) established as a Centre of Excellence in 2008 and approved by H.E the Minister as a Support Office. We act as the source of guidance, documentation and metrics of best practices of project management using the Enterprise-wide Project Management System (PMS). We provide direct support to all Ministry’s sectors in project management support, building project management capabilities through training, coaching, and facilitation such as Risk Management sessions to project teams. The PMO is also the process owner of the Project Management Information System Lite (PMIS Lite) collaborating with Information Technology Directorate (ITD) that owns the system.
– In 2019, the PMO has achieved several major achievements. One of the main achievements was the PMO Ministry of Works, won the PMO Global Awards- ‘PMO of the Year 2019 Asia- Pacific Region’ nominated by the PMO Global Awards Committee as a recognition for the most outstanding Project Management Offices in the Asia- Pacific Region. The PMO Global Awards have chosen PMOs from 64 countries, where the evaluation process is online and representing four (4) regions (Africa, The Americas, Asia-Paciﬁc, and Europe) and winners honored at the Final Awards Ceremony at London in October 2019. Another achievement was within the PMO tools and processes, with the objective was to ensure reliability and accuracy of the information uploaded into the Project Management Information System (PMIS) database. Based on an earlier assessment, we successfully raised the data accuracy from 60% to 95% stored in PMIS. This was the outcome of PMO working with the Directorates representatives highlighting the gaps, missing data and monitoring the progress of the data update program on a weekly basis.
– The PMO, as a Registered Education Provider (PMI-REP), continued conducting the Project Management Institute (PMI) credential courses that enabled participants to take professional certification exams: PMP and CAPM. To date, PMO’s internal training saved BD37, 300 in training costs and trained 147 employees from Works Affairs, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning. The ministry currently has 46 PMPs and 22 CAPMs certified.
– The MoWMAUP PMO is the first in the government organizations within the region that have achieved this status. The PMO awarded one thousand, nine hundred and eighty-five (1985) Professional Development Units (PDUs). The PMO completed 100% of our training plan for 2019. In addition, we conducted a customized project management training to MED engineers. Our PM Advance courses for the PMPs grants 15 PDUs in a year. The PM Advance courses conducted in 2019 were Project Claims Management in April, Project Finance in September (in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance & National Economy), and Projects’ Challenges in December.
– As part of PMO’s operations, we continue working with sectors to improve communication gaps through the implementation of business processes re-engineering, to include other sectors and directorates in the project’s lifecycle. This includes extended services to external consultants and contractors for Road strategic projects to ensure PMS compliance and improve projects’ delivery.