Strategy, People and Operations as influencing agents of the Project Management Office performance: an analysis through Structural Equation Modeling

Abstract The environment in which organizations operate is shown increasingly complex and competitive, leading companies to structure themselves in order to get quick, flexible and innovative responses. Projects are important instruments for promoting change and development. Since the 1990s, it’s been intensified in organizations the creation of the Projects Managements Offices, accepted by executive, which is the central point of support within the organization, so that work oriented by projects will be completed within the constraints of the business. The international research indicates the Project Management Office as a focus of interest, since the results found have not yet reached the answers needed to help professionals to solve their problems. This paper aims to evaluate the performance of the Project Management Office, from the constructs: “implementation strategies”, “capacitation and personnel training” and “control of the operations environment in projects”. The approach was a quantitative research in a single cross-sectional study and the conceptual model was examined with Structural Equation Modeling. The results indicate the degree of influence of constructs on Project Management Office performance, and people, is the most significant predictor, followed by strategies and finally operations.