Title:Business Driven PMO Success Stories: Across Industries and Around the World
Author:Mark Price Perry
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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 the fulfill that purpose.

This book outlines a roadmap for how to set up an effective PMO aligned to and driven by specific needs of the business. It provides new perspectives and views that will challenge PMO managers to reach greater professional heights, while giving them the means with which to do so, including a chapter on career paths for PMO managers. Templates included both within the book and as downloads from the publisher can help readers set up PMO processes and project management methodologies.

Business Driven PMO Success Stories showcases 27 diverse PMO manager success stories, developed by contributing authors, that offer a breadth of knowledge on how to ensure a successful PMO. The author stresses the importance of tying the goals of the PMO to organizational goals.

This book is written in a breezy, easy-to-read style and is beneficial to anyone now working for a PMO or thinking of creating one.

Key Features:

•Makes project management understandable and workable for people and organizations unaccustomed to formal controls using an easy-to-read, visual approach
•Explains project management fundamentals and then walks readers through the entire project lifecycle from management aligning a project with the organization’s strategy, to creating a project plan, and finally to completing the project
•Starts each chapter with a list of the subjects to be covered, explains the theory behind the subjects and then with the use of examples, visual aids, tools, and techniques applies the theory so that the organization can develop the “right balance” of informal and formal communications, processes, and controls
•Presents step-by-step instructions aimed at assisting a project manager or team member working on a project or in creating a project management framework for the organization
•Illustrates the practical application of theoretical ideas by including examples based on real-life events
•WAV offers downloadable business driven PMO mandate, strategy, and executive dashboard primers and templates— available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
Publisher:J Ross Publishing
Date Published:2013
PMI Product ID:00101444701
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