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Study of standardization of planning process in a Project Management Office (PMO).
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sustainable development
The essay/thesis does not meet the University's criteria for sustainable development
Abstract [en]

This thesis is about the standardization of the planning phase in a project management office (PMO). The purpose of the research is to find the way to standardize the planning phase in PMO. This purpose is motivated by the relevance of planning phase in projects. Planning is about to forecast, and the consequences of a bad forecasting can be critical for the developing of the project. The research question of the study is the following one:➢ How can the planning phase be standardized in a Project Management Office?To answer this question five interviews have been performed. The interviewees were senior project managers from different companies in Sweden. In order to keep the confidentiality, the names of the managers and the companies which they belong to are omitted. A literature review has been done to set up a theoretical framework and validate the results from the interviews. The study concludes that the only part in planning which can be easily standardized is the work breakdown structure. The results showed that standardization of planning phase as a whole is a big challenge for PMO and also that specialization helps in great measure the standardization of planning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , p. 48
Keywords [en]
“Project Management” “Planning project management” “Planning” “Project Management Office” “Standardization”
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27259OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-27259DiVA, id: diva2:1222230
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Industrial engineering and management
Educational program
Management of logistics and innovation – master’s programme (one year) (swe or eng)
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2018-06-13, 11:219, Högskolan i Gävle 80176 Gävle 026 - 64 85 00, Gävle, 11:00 (English)
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Available from: 2018-06-21 Created: 2018-06-21 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved

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