European cooperation: the Austrian Patent Office successfully completes the Project Management Office project - news

    European cooperation: the Austrian Patent Office successfully completes the Project Management Office project

    The Austrian Patent Office (ÖPA) successfully completed the Project Management Office (PMO) project within the framework of the ECP5 Project Management Certification for IP Offices.

    Project closure took place on 15 July 2021, making ÖPA the third national IP office to complete the PMO project after the Slovenian and Spanish IP Offices.

    The aim of the project was to improve ÖPA internal project management processes and templates and define a clear strategy to set up a PMO.

    The establishment of a PMO will provide ÖPA with applicable guidance, processes and tools to successfully set up, develop and maintain appropriate support and controlling structures for project management activities across the organisation.

    These structures will facilitate:

    • ÖPA management decision-making by providing information about prioritisation, dependencies, risk management and deployment of resources across the organisation;
    • information about project portfolio performance, particularly regarding time, cost, quality and other organisational constraints;
    • identification and realisation of project outcomes and benefits;
    • project-related communication.

    This release is the result of work carried out by the EUIPO and its partners in the framework of the European cooperation projects. These projects support the IP offices in developing more efficient, reliable and user-friendly tools and services for trade marks and designs within the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN).