How Strategic Thinking is Forced based on PMO?


By İpek Sahra Özgüler

Istanbul, Turkey

Shaping the future is important for all organizations.

Shaping organizational future via strategic thinking is much more important.

Every organization wants to change the world, to form the future, to be the leader in that, to catch the value of that, to increase their profit after touching the lives of many people while providing new products and services. Of course, it is not easy.

Developing a new look within existing world, environment, organizations, customers, requirements; discovering different ways; supporting them with products and services are hard.

In this paper, I will outline how strategic thinking is forced based on PMO.


First of all, let me define what strategic thinking is.

“Strategic thinking is defined as a mental or thinking process applied by an individual in the context of achieving success in a game or other endeavor.

When applied in an organizational strategic management process, strategic thinking involves the generation and application of unique business insights and opportunities intended to create competitive advantage for a firm or organisation” [1] [2] [3] [4]

Steve Jobs was a good example for that. He developed a way to find strategic thinking for Apple.


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About the Author 

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Istanbul, Turkey

İpek Sahra Özgüler graduated from the Istanbul University with the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineeing and from Middle East Technical University with Msc degree in Software Management. She became a certified PMP in January, 2012.  Now she is working as Project Portfolio Manager in TAV IT. Before TAV IT, she worked in the best global and local companies as program manager, project manager, product manager, system analyst on a variety technical and creative projects and fields including aviation (TAV IT), telecommunication (Turkcell Superonline), audit (Deloitte), FMCG (Coca Cola) and defence sector (Havelsan). Her article named “When I Decided to Develop Multi Processing Project Manager’s System” published in the book “A Day in the Life of a Project Manager”.  İpek can be contacted at [email protected].