Business Driven PMO Setup: Practical Insights, Techniques, and Case Examples for Ensuring Success

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J. Ross Publishing, May 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 528 pages
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Extending upon the many traditional program/project management office (PMO) books that present theoretical concepts and knowledge, Business Driven PMO Setup presents practical experiences and wisdom for those responsible for, belonging to, and served by a PMO. This book is rooted in the shared experiences and business settings of all PMOs and it is organized to provide the reader with actionable solutions to the problems and execution difficulties that PMOs face.

Most PMO books are written by academics, trainers and consultants from the PM community and present academic or theoretical approaches and models that too often fail. The more sophisticated books tend to be limited in application to the larger or more advanced project management organizations. This unique reference presents new material not available in other books that is applicable to PMOs of all shapes and sizes. It challenges and calls into question various traditional approaches and strategies for the PMO citing examples and explaining when and why such academic and theoretical approaches are wrong.

Business Driven PMO Setup was written by over 20 contributing authors that are veteran line executives who either directly manage PMOs, have PMOs reporting to them, or are subject matter experts that service them. These veterans with centuries of business acumen managing both US and foreign companies, divisions, and departments provide valuable insights into ensuring the PMO is setup correctly and remains focused on meeting the needs of the business for which the PMO was created to serve.

Many PMOs are often vulnerable in terms of their continued existence. PMOs with a business mindset never have to sell or promote themselves internally, explain what they do, or worry about funding or their existence. This book establishes a clear bottom-line business mindset and practical approach that any PMO can adopt.
 

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very well... roadmap for implementation.

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Mark Price Perry is a subject matter expert in the practical application of project portfolio management (PPM), collaboration platforms, and PMO content assets. Over the past 10 years, he has become a widely recognized expert in PMO setup as Senior Vice President of Operations at BOT International. Mark has been author of BOT International's “PMO Tips of the Week column” for the past 7 years, sharing experience-based practical insights as a service to thousands of project management professional subscribers. Mr. Perry is a distinguished contributor at Gantthead.com, the leading online professional site for the project management community, and the author of the Gantthead.com blog, “PMO Setup T3 - Tips, Tools, and Techniques.” Mark Perry is also the host of “The PMO Podcast”, the leading podcast for PMOs of all shapes and sizes, and a sought after speaker. In addition to formal project managers and members of PMOs, Mr. Perry has helped tens of thousands of informal and accidental project managers apply the knowledge and techniques of the PMBOK® Guide.

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