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Project Management Office PMO

Project Management Office  PMO Author Monique Aubry, PhD, MPM
ISBN-10 9781628251364
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 196
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Since project management offices began to appear in organizations over the last decade, project management practitioners and their organizations have been asking how to structure project management offices (PMOs) and what functions to assign them. In The Project Management Office (PMO): A Quest For Understanding, authors Brian Hobbs and Monique Aubry address these questions, providing a look at how PMOs exist today, and some clues about how and why they’re changing. Of particular interest to practitioners, the authors address the roles that PMOs play in organizations, which provides valuable insights for better creating, structuring and governing PMOs. When designing a PMO, an organization has a variety of choices regarding the PMO’s structure and role assignment. By providing a way to define PMOs by type, this research explores how to set up and define a PMO, depending upon the specific type of PMO The authors discuss the many bases for the types of PMOs, including structural characteristics and functions, and how these types affect the PMO’s role in the organization.

Leading Successful PMOs

Leading Successful PMOs Author Peter Taylor
ISBN-10 9781317106814
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 206
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Many organizations profit hugely by utilizing a Project Management Office (PMO); it means they achieve benefits from standardizing and following project management policies, processes, and methods. However, building an effective PMO is a complex process; it requires clear vision and strong leadership so that, over time, it will become the source for guidance, documentation, and metrics related to the practices involved in managing and implementing projects. Leading Successful PMOs will guide all project based organizations, and project managers who contribute to and benefit from a PMO, towards maximizing their project success. In it, Peter Taylor outlines the basics of setting up a PMO and clearly explains how to ensure it will do exactly what you need it to do - the right things, in the right way, in the right order, with the right team.

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge  PMBOK   Guide    Fifth Edition Author Project Management Institute
ISBN-10 9781935589815
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 589
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

The Program Management Office Advantage

The Program Management Office Advantage Author Lia Tjahjana
ISBN-10 9780814414262
Release 2009
Pages 272
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Already a best practice for the majority of Fortune 500 companies, Program Management Office (PMO) is being embraced by large and small organizations eager to efficiently manage all their projects. This helpful guide introduces readers to the business reasons for having a centralized project department and explains the PMO’s functions and how to set up and run a PMO. Readers will find detailed information on selecting projects, conducting project health checks, providing program management training to the organization, creating and implementing a standardized program management process, and monitoring and controlling the overall status of all current projects. The book includes key definitions as well as sample forms readers can use in completing administrative tasks and producing reports. This book is an indispensable introduction to this important and powerful trend in project management.

The Strategic Project Office

The Strategic Project Office Author J. Kent Crawford
ISBN-10 1420028944
Release 2001-11-05
Pages 388
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Describing the initiation, design, execution, and control of a strategic project office, this book provides step-by-step instructions for establishing a PMO. The author emphasizes cost management, cultural change, risk assessment, resource allocation, and skills tracking to increase project value, organizational efficiency, and productivity. He explores various aspects relating to planning and implementing the strategic project office, and concludes by considering how to change the organizational culture to match the new organization. Concise and easy, the book covers the many pitfalls and minefields and provide strategies to avoid them.

Standard for Program Management

Standard for Program Management Author
ISBN-10 9781628253931
Release 2017-10-27
Pages 180
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The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition differs from prior editions by focusing on the principles of good program management. Program activities have been realigned to program lifecycle phases rather than topics, and the first section was expanded to address the key roles of program manager, program sponsor and program management office. It has also been updated to better align with PMI's Governance of Portfolios, Programs, and Projects: A Practice Guide.

The High impact Pmo

The High impact Pmo Author Philippe Husser
ISBN-10 1548239615
Release 2017-10-10
Pages 456
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Read real life stories of PMO who delivered exceptional value to complex projects, programs, and portfolios in a VUCA world. Explore a variety of capabilities that will make you navigate in the most complex environments. Create a high-impact agile Enterprise PMO. Coverage includes: - Dealing with nonlinearities - Surfing on transitions and bifurcations - Thriving with uncertainty and unpredictability - Understanding power laws and tail effects - Chosing between direct and indirect strategies - Focusing on people and great causes - Developing communities of decentralized PMOs - Being a challenger and a coach - Finding your buddy - Bridging cultural gaps - Capitalizing on technology - Analyzing your network - Getting to tipping points - Linking projects and portfolios to strategic objectives - Building your Enterprise PMO

The Strategic Project Office Second Edition

The Strategic Project Office  Second Edition Author J. Kent Crawford
ISBN-10 1439838135
Release 2010-09-22
Pages 394
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The second edition of this award-winning reference provides step-by-step instructions for establishing and maturing a project management office (PMO). Concise and easy to read, The Strategic Project Office, Second Edition covers the four primary areas of knowledge and practice regarding the PMO: governance and portfolio management, resource optimization, organizational change, and performance measurement. Winner of the 2001 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award from the Project Management Institute, the first edition introduced the concept of PMO as a strategic resource. This second edition adds reporting on cutting-edge research on the status and roles of today’s PMO, highlights best practices, and includes case studies of award-winning PMOs. It explores the various aspects of planning and implementing the strategic PMO and provides readers with an assessment model for measuring PMO practice maturity. New in the Second Edition: New and updated information on the use of collaborative and social media tools in project management New chapters on Project Portfolio Management and aligning projects and strategy New information on using the Strategic Project Office as a strategy management center Updated content that reflects the latest version of the PMBOK® Guide A CD-ROM with time-saving templates and forms The first edition has been the foundation for much of my thinking about initiative management, and the second edition takes thought leadership to a new level. Crawford leverages years of experience to further improve an already excellent resource. The first edition of The Strategic Project Office sits on the top shelf of my bookcase. I’m sure that the second edition will have a similar pride of place ... when I haven’t loaned it out to members of my team as homework. —Paul Ritchie, PMP, Director, Global PMO, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Inc. Praise for the Award-Winning First Edition: ... provides a primer that is first-of-a-kind and best-of-class. Read it. Learn its lessons. Apply them. Improve your organization, your projects, and your global competitiveness. —PM Network, Books in Focus

Don t Blame the Tools

Don t Blame the Tools Author Elizabeth Daniel
ISBN-10 0080963714
Release 2009-05-08
Pages 78
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Those managing organisations are often criticised for being ‘faddish’ in their use of new management ideas or innovations, too easily falling into the trap of adopting the latest new idea or concept because it is ‘flavour of the month’. This research-based report presents an in-depth account and analysis of the adoption and implementation of two popular large-scale managerial innovations in four different organisations. It provides case studies of actual adoption and implementation of the balanced scorecard and programme/project management offices. The study explores the reasons for the adoption of the innovations and how these reasons shape implementation success. The report also provides examples of good practice that practising managers use to improve the implementation of new management practices in their own organisations. • Presents an original research-based study that explores the reasons why organisations adopt new management practices (e.g. balanced scorecard and programme/project management offices) • Links the reasons for adoption with the success of implementation • Provides examples of good practice that can improve the implementation of new management practices in organisations

People and Places in Project Management Research

People and Places in Project Management Research Author
ISBN-10 9781443866088
Release 2017-01-06
Pages 220
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This book is the second in a series of volumes focused on publishing the latest thinking and findings in the field of project management research. It focuses on people and places and their role in projects and project management, and draws from conference papers presented at the Australian Institute of Project Management national conferences held in Australia in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Contributors here consist of both academics and practitioners with authors representing the latest developments in Australia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The book brings together papers focused on the themes of project management offices; stakeholders; complexity; and risk management. It concludes with three case studies on the application of project management in specific contexts.

The Complete Project Management Office Handbook Third Edition

The Complete Project Management Office Handbook  Third Edition Author Gerard M. Hill
ISBN-10 9781466566330
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 741
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This updated and completely revised edition of a bestseller extends the concepts and considerations of modern project management into the realm of project management oversight, control, and support. Illustrating the implications of project management in today’s organizations, The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition explains how to use the project management office (PMO) as a business integrator to influence project outcomes in a manner that serves both project and business management interests. Helping you determine if a PMO is right for your organization, this edition presents a five-stage PMO competency continuum to help you understand how to develop PMOs at different competency levels and associated functionalities. It also identifies five progressive PMO development levels to help you identify which level is best for your organization. Updates to this edition include: A refinement of the 20 PMO functions that guide PMO setup and operations A new section that provides an effective evaluation of PMO maturity indicators based on the prescribed 20 PMO functions presented in the handbook A new section on Establishing a Project Management Office that details a comprehensive process for determining the needs, purpose, and functionality for a new PMO Best practices that have cross-industry value and applicability The book includes checklists, detailed process steps, and descriptive guidance for developing PMO functional capability. The up-to-date PMO model defined will not only help you better understand business practices in project management, but will also help you to adapt and integrate those practices into the project management environment in your organization. For anyone associated with start-up and smaller PMOs, the book explains what can be done to create less rigorous PMO functional capabilities. It also includes helpful insights for those who need to specify and demonstrate "quick-wins" and early PMO-based accomplishments in their organization.

The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO

The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO Author William Dow
ISBN-10 098586950X
Release 2012-08-30
Pages 467
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The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO book for free.

Outsourcing of PMO Functions for Improved Organizational Performance

Outsourcing of PMO Functions for Improved Organizational Performance Author Waffa Karkukly
ISBN-10 9781525502620
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 252
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The objective of the Project Management Office (PMO) focused on contributing to competitive advantage and adding value to an organization and its customers to achieve desired 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 guide. This study explains how PMOs operate and why more companies are outsourcing these functions to improve organizational performance. Learn the risks and drivers involved with outsourcing PMO functions as well as the benefit of doing it right. Relying on both a global quantitative and qualitative approach, the author 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 qualitative examination of these case studies, along with surveys, show that outsourcing functions has a positive impact on organizational performance.

Project Management Framework

Project Management Framework Author D.G. Carmichael
ISBN-10 0203971116
Release 2005-08-12
Pages 300
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This book covers the framework of project management, a discipline that is topical in many quarters. The aims of ‘Project Management Framework’ are to understand project management and to stimulate and contribute to a structured way of thinking in applying this discipline. In this work, a systems view to project management is described, based on the realization that management is a synthesis or inverse problem. One of the overriding reasons for writing this book was to counter the myriad of misconceptions and thinking errors that exist amount project management writers and practitioners. In addition, the usage of correct terminology and application of right level of thinking are discussed as factors contributing to the heart of more mature management practices. The subject matter is developed in this edition through looking at the fundamentals of projects and management and subsequently through studying the chronological development of the project life cycle. In order to support theory, numerous case examples from diverse industries are included. Aspects that are generally not available elsewhere are highlighted, whereas project management material that is readily available in other texts has been deliberately omitted. This book is intended to serve students, teachers and practitioners. As only very few prerequisites are needed apart from a basic interest in projects, some exposure to the discipline and a systematic thinking ability, this book serves a broad group of interested readers who want to know more about the discipline.

Business Driven PMO Success Stories

Business Driven PMO Success Stories Author Mark Price Perry
ISBN-10 9781604270761
Release 2013-01-13
Pages 368
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Business Driven PMO Success Stories was written by and with over two dozen contributing authors from the worldwide project management and project management office (PMO) community. It offers executives, managers, and all those involved in the projects of the organization, an understanding of the value a PMO can provide, the knowledge they need to determine the purpose of their PMO, and how to craft a PMO best suited to fulfill that purpose.

Project Management Research

Project Management Research Author Michael Young
ISBN-10 9781443888653
Release 2016-02-08
Pages 260
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This book is the first in a series of volumes focused on publishing the latest thinking and findings from project management research. It concentrates on the Asia-Pacific perspective, and draws from conference papers presented at the International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress held in Brisbane, Australia, in 2011, as well as the Australian Institute of Project Management national conference held in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012. Contributors to this book consist of both academics and practitioners, and represent the latest developments in Australia, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The essays brought together here focus on the themes of project management maturity; governance; programme and portfolio management, and methods, tools and techniques. The book concludes with two papers that explore the future implications for the project management profession.

Only at 7 Eleven a PMO Case Study

Only at 7 Eleven   a PMO Case Study Author Tom Sheives
ISBN-10 OCLC:775356301
Release 2011
Pages 7
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In 2004, 7-Eleven Inc. created a project management office (PMO), which continues today and with remarkable success. The PMO was initiated in the IT area of 7-Eleven, because more than 50 percent of the IT projects were failing to meet the schedule or budget objectives. Using and evangelizing mission statements, PMO goals, a PMO tag line, PMO objectives, best practices, and metrics were integral contributors to the success of the PMO. The PMO's establishment and associated key leaders were all about value creation--business-driven processes. The PMO was not about textbook answers, although in-depth research and reading were done. Goals included scalability, service excellence, process expertise; PMO creators became change agents and business innovators. In addition to the tactical aspects of building a successful PMO, the organization had to create a strategic culture that supported the PMO and its stakeholders. The success of the IT PMO was so remarkable that 7-Eleven Inc. decided to roll out the process across the entire enterprise. This paper reveals the key steps taken to start the PMO, the top best practices currently being used to keep the PMO vibrant, value based, and application driven. The paper shows how 7-Eleven, Inc. uses great PMO tools, including RACI charts, process swim lanes, metrics, dashboards, and resource reporting to manage its highly successful PMO. Get the insider's view of an effective, thriving PMO in this multi-billion dollar company.