Book on Outsourcing PMO Functions by Waffa Karkukly


12 February 2013 – An Investigation into Outsourcing of PMO Functions for Improved Organizational Performance: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study, authored by Waffa Karkukly and first published in 2011 is still available. The topic is more relevant than ever.


According to the book publicity, the objective of project management is to ensure that projects are delivered within budget and on schedule. This study explains how a good PMO office operates and why more companies are outsourcing these functions to improve organizational performance. Learn the risks involved with outsourcing PMO functions as well as the benefits of doing it right.

Relying on both a global quantitative and qualitative approach, author Waffa Karkukly conducts numerous case studies across different industries. The case studies involve • the financial retail industry in India; • the energy and power industry in the United States; • the manufacturing industry in the United States; • the mining industry in South Africa.

Results from both quantitative and qualitative examination of these case studies, along with surveys, show that outsourcing PMO functions has a positive impact on organizational performance. Learn how outsourcing PMO functions can help your organization operate more efficiently than your competitors, and provide your customers with more value with this detailed study and guidebook. This book is based on Dr. Karkukly’s doctoral research on the subject of PMO outsourcing.

Waffa Karkukly is the owner and Managing Director for Global PMO Solutions, Inc. During her career, she has been involved in leading strategic change programs, quality and delivery improvement for projects, programs and portfolios and every aspect of PMO design, implementation and ongoing development for fortune 100 and startups. Dr Karkukly has a PhD in Strategic Program and Project Management and Masters’ Degree in Information Technology. She is a regular speaker on the project management circuit. Waffa is the Certificate Lead Developer for the Business Information Technology Management (BITM) certificate course at School of Continuing Studies at University of Toronto. She teaches courses ranging from foundations of project management to advanced program and portfolio management. Waffa Brings wealth of industry experience in addition to her academic accreditations and experience. She can be contacted at [email protected].

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An Investigation into Outsourcing of PMO Functions for Improved Organizational Performance: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study; By Waffa Karkukly, published by Trafford Publishing, 2011, soft cover, 252 pages; ISBN 978-1-42695-239-5; price = $19.99, info at