Factor Affecting Project Life Cycle Phases when Working From Home (WFH) during Pandemic COVID-19 for Information Technology (IT) Project in Oil & Gas Sector (PETRONAS)

by Mohamad Hisnurisdi Bin Bakri

June 2021


This paper studies the factor is affecting the project life cycle, mainly to delivery project management applying PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd (PDSB) to meet business user expectations while complying with the Project Management Office (PMO) guideline. The challenge to comply with the project delivery getting apparent when COVID-19 raise in Malaysia starting on 18 March 2020. The push factor for PETRONAS is to follow the rules set by the government to start work from home (WFH).

The initiative towards the direction has been set by PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd (PDSB) recently. However, it will fully integrate by quarter 3, 2021, due to require time to collaborate works with Microsoft and upgrading the existing network. Hence, the project has been pushed harder to set up and prepare to support daily works and continue with an existing business. At the same time, PETRONAS staff as applicable to work as usual. PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd (PDSB), Project Management Office (PMO), started to introduce various application system to support the Project Manager (PM) and the team’s members to deliver existing project assigned to them based on the agreed Scope of works (SOW).

After analyzing, the researchers concluded that all the project life cycle in PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd having good performance and achieve efficiency more or less the same even perform works as WFH by everyone keep playing their roles and support.

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