Get local and global recognition for your PMO

A vibrant learning process with the exchange of knowledge and experience.

It’s kind of a big deal

The Annual PMO Global Awards is the world’s largest professional award for Project Management Offices (PMOs), their organisations, and leaders.

Do you want to learn from and compete with giants like Telefonica, T-Systems, and Lego? It starts here. The South African PMO Awards is an annual competition managed by Project Portfolio Office to identify and recognise PMOs in South Africa that are delivering value to their organisations. The winners get to suit up and tango with the best on the global stage.

Previous winners


More than a competition

Expert Feedback

Your organisation will be evaluated by both local and international judges, all highly qualified professionals, carefully selected from different industries and sectors. Each of them will be invited to provide improvement recommendations for your PMO and let you know when your PMO is leading the way.


Compare yourself with PMOs in South Africa and ultimately the world against the framework of the competition criteria. Be inspired by best practice to create solutions that will generate more value for your PMO.

Team Recognition & Celebration

Work with your team through the process so that their work, efforts, and results will be known throughout the PMO global community, achieving a sense of pride and a platform to celebrate your journey.


Get free access to all competitors’ success stories, knowing how they overcome challenges and added value to their organisations.


Build a local and global reputation for your organisation and yourself by making your valuable work known around the world, and enjoy all the benefits of becoming a global reference in PMOs.


The winner will represent South Africa in the Global Awards. Being a finalist in the PMO Global Awards, your organisation and your team will receive the applause and recognition of the PMO global community.

The Process

  • Organisations must formally register their submission on this website to be evaluated by the Judging Committee.
  • The Judging Committee will confirm the submissions upon receipt.
  • Successful organisations will be notified and enter the Interview Stage.
  • The organisation that were successful in the submission process will submit responses (roughly 2000 words) on how their PMO meets each of the six criteria.
  • The Judging Committee members will meet with the organisations in the form of a 90 minute online interview.
  • Organisations will present their PMOs for 40 minutes against the 6 judging criteria.
  • This will be followed by a 45 minutes question and answer session with the Judging Committee members.
  • The Judging Committee will score and rank all organisations.
  • The successful organisations will be announced at the end of the Interview Stage.
  • Organisations in the evaluation stage will be allocated a coach from the Judging Committee members
    to provide support and guidance.
  • Organisations will submit full presentations to the Judging Committee members.
  • The Judging Committee members will evaluate the presentations based on the six criteria.
  • The finalists for will be announced at the end of the Evaluation Stage.
  • All finalists will attend the Awards Gala Ceremony to be honoured and recognised.
  • The winning PMO will be announced and finalists and winners will be awarded with their awards and certificates.
  • The winning PMO will be entered into the Global PMO Awards as the South African winner.

Key Dates


26 February - 17 May 2024
- Interviews
15 July - 02 August 2024
- Announcement
08 August 2024
- Submissions
12 August - 01 November 2024
- Judging
04 November - 22 November 2024
29 November 2024
Global Awards
Mid April 2025
PMO's Evolution
This criterion assesses the development and growth of the PMO, focusing on its strategic approach, consistency, adaptability, leadership, and the journey that shaped its current state.
Client Service Excellence
This aspect gauges the range and suitability of services or functions the PMO offers to its clients and stakeholders. It considers how well these services meet the needs of the given scenario and their effectiveness in fulfilling the organization's performance expectations.
Adherence to Best Practices
This criterion examines the PMO's service delivery approach, including the methodologies and techniques employed. It assesses alignment with industry best practices and the PMO's commitment to continuously improving its services.
Innovation and Adaptability
This criterion looks at how the PMO has implemented innovative solutions to overcome challenges and the impact of these innovations on achieving tangible results for the organization.
Community Engagement and Culture
This aspect evaluates the PMO's role in fostering a vibrant project management community within the organization. It considers how the PMO contributes to the evolution of organizational culture and promotes sharing experiences and lessons learned.
Value Creation and Impact
This criterion assesses the tangible benefits and outcomes delivered by the PMO to its customers, stakeholders, and the wider organization. It also examines the PMO's influence on the evolution of organizational culture and maturity, as well as its role in enhancing senior management engagement and sponsorship levels.
  • If you'd like to collaborate with your team offline, download the questionnaire to help you prepare your submission.
  • Entrant

  • Organisation & PMO

  • PMO Background & Journey

  • Value Creation

  • Max. file size: 8 MB.

  • All applications and documents must be completed in English
  • All submissions are made at the expense of the applicants.
  • The organisation’s entrant must obtain all permissions of use from his/her organisation.
  • Participants grant Project Portfolio Office the non-exclusive right to use any submitted copyrighted materials for any business-related purpose, including press releases, and other marketing and promotional materials, including but not limited to video presentations.
  • Project Portfolio Office will not reimburse any expense for assembling the submissions and presentations, for any materials that may need to be created, or for any expense related to the PMO Awards.
  • Project Portfolio Office reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a participant is or has become ineligible for the award.
  • Project Portfolio Office reserves the right to accept or reject entry submissions and Presentations; make or cancel an award, or change deadlines as circumstances dictate, always aiming to promote the PMO Awards quality and benefit the PMO Global Community.
  • Project Portfolio Office reserves the right to rescind an award if it is discovered that any information submitted as false or misleading.
  • Participants, finalists, and winners will be publicized through Project Portfolio Office communication channels and external media. Participants may also coordinate additional publicity with Project Portfolio Office.