Project Management Essay Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your comprehension of project planning as a key function for enabling PMO success and business outcomes. To satisfy this objective, address the following assignment key elements:
—In your own words including scholarly reference support,
Define project planning in context of the PMO.
Describe the primary rationale for PMO project planning.
—Compare and contrast the project planning functions between Supportive and Controlling PMO types as described in the PMBOK Guide (6th ed.), Part 1 Section 188.8.131.52 page 48.
—Describe the application of PMO standards and metrics in PMO project planning.
—Summarize how the project planning enables PMO success while recognizing ethical considerations and challenges unique to an international PMO.
Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.
PMO Planning Results Essay
For the assignment, write an essay to address the Module 4 Common Assignment Requirements.
Submit your Module 4 Critical Thinking assignment as a single Microsoft Word document to the submissions area established for this purpose.
Your essay should address the following requirements:
1.Your well-written PMO recommendation essay thesis should be 7 pages in length, which does not include the title, reference, or appendix pages. You need to add headings and subheadings associated with each of the bullet points listed in the common assignment requirements.
2.Format your presentation according to APA guidelines Include title and reference pages.
In addition to your course textbook, cite at least three current (published within the past 5 years) scholarly resources (peer-reviewed, official governmental reports, and other scholarly sources) to support your suppositions, assertions, and conclusions..
Include an appendix for tables and figures as appropriate.
Please write clearly, concisely, and cohesively; use section level headers to organize the key elements of your thesis.
Chapters 9 & 14 in The Complete Project Management Office Handbook.
Part 1: Chapter 4, section 4.2, and Chapter 11; Part 2: Chapter 3 in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
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Li, F., & Xu, Z. (2018). A multi-agent system for distributed multi-project scheduling with two-stage decomposition. PLoS One, 13(10), E0205445. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205445
Sandhu, M. A., Al Ameri, T. Z., & Wikström, K. (2019). Benchmarking the strategic roles of the project management office (PMO) when developing business ecosystems. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 26(2), 452–469. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-03-2018-0058
Serrano-Gomez, L., & Muñoz-Hernandez, J. I. (2020). Risk influence analysis assessing the profitability of large photovoltaic plant construction projects. Sustainability (2071-1050), 12(21), 9127.
Hill, G. M. (2013). The complete project management office handbook (3rd ed.). CRC Press.
Kerzner, H. (2017). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling (12th ed.). John Wiley & Sons.
Project Management Institute. (2018). The standard for organizational project management. PMI Publications, Inc.
Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) (6th ed.). PMI Publications.