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by J. Kent Crawford with Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

eBook An Inside Look at High-Performing PMOs download ISBN: 1929576293
Author: J. Kent Crawford with Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin
Publisher: PM Solutions Research (October 1, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 120
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Start by marking An Inside Look at High-Performing PMOs as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The authors show how these high-performing PMOs deal with issues in five practice areas: laying the foundation with project and program management; taking project management to the executiv An Inside Look at High-Performing PMOs reveals best practices of some of the most successful project management offices in the world-winners and finalists of the PMO of the Year award.

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An Inside Look at High-Performing PMOs reveals best practices of some of the most successful project management offices in the world-winners and finalists of the PMO of the Year award.

The book features best practices gleaned from the application essays of winners and finalists of PM Solutions’ annual PMO of the Year Award, spanning the years 2006 to 2011. The practices are organized handily into chapters that cover: Project and Program Management. The Strategic Project Office: A Guide to Improving Organizational Performance (Center for Business Practices). Download (PDF). Читать.

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The book includes a set of model role descriptions for staffing the project . People on Projects A New Look at Project Roles and Responsibilities.

The book opens by focusing on the business case for reorganizing companies around the model, the roles of executives in implementing project management change initiatives, and the nuts-and-bolts topics of project personnel management, such as competency, recruiting, and rewards.

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An Inside Look at High-Performing PMOs reveals best practices of some of the most successful project management offices in the world--winners and finalists of the PMO of the Year award. The authors show how these high-performing PMOs deal with issues in five practice areas: laying the foundation with project and program management; taking project management to the executive suite by focusing on strategic alignment and portfolio management; using performance measurement to prove the PMO's value; people management and the value of training; and implementing technology and structure to support the PMO's work. The book also provides a summary of The State of the PMO research as well as PMO of the Year Award program details.
Comments: (7)
Jerdodov
The book contains some ideas for improvement of project management processes in your company. At least I has got some.
Moogura
This is a particularly useful book. As an IT professional with experience working in PMO environments, I can relate to the value of this publication. In particular, it highlights recent trends regarding how PMOs are structured, staffed and deployed within organizations. It emphasizes the high correlation between companies that have a PMO and their project management level of maturity.

In addition, it provides a helpful summary of key criteria used to evaluate a PMO. This is in the form of the best practices used to evaluate the “PMO Of The Year” award.

David Leigh, Commack, NY
Xava
Hoped to get more hands on information on how to grow to a high performing PMO. The information in this book is interesting, but to high over to be useful.
Golkree
I found this title to be particularly intriguing in part due to my personal interest in project management and because my organization is currently implementing a new Project Management Office (PMO). While I found the book at times to be somewhat choppy and quick to change subjects, the real value was in the information gained from companies trial and errors with respect to implementing their PMOs. There is input from a multitude of larger more well-known companies ranging across all industries. Although each company had a decidedly different, albeit successful, approach on the whole it seems as though there was a common theme between companies that employed these high-performing PMOs. Each company utilized innovation, enthusiasm, and executive support to convert their organizations to a project first mentality. Moreover, the book breaks down previous PMO of the Year Award winners both past and present and how they separated themselves from the pack. If your place of work already has a PMO, maybe they're looking to implement a PMO, or perhaps you are in a consulting capacity, I believe you could leverage the information obtained through reading this book.
At my particular organization, our PMO is still in an immature state so while reading this book I had a perceived willingness to absorb any and all tips, techniques, and innovations shared throughout. I caution you not to read too much into the title of the first chapter "What High-Performing PMOs have in common". Obviously if you are just starting a PMO or you are concerned with continuous improvement it would be relatively easy to setup shop in the first chapter and go on vacation for the rest of the book. However in the following chapters is where the real essence of the book reveals itself. What I found specifically fascinating was even after these companies were able to put into practice a flourishing PMO they were not contented to simply remain status quo. In many cases they urged their upper management to support them in an initiative to further develop their Project Management Offices by eliminating segregation between departments, while enhancing both horizontal and vertical communication channels involving project team members. I also enjoyed being privy to the different institutions' thoughts and reasons behind starting a Project Management Office. I thought the authors did an excellent job of painting a nice concise background on each company while illuminating the reader on the initialization of each individual PMO.
It's funny, I understand exactly what a Project Management Office does and how they can positively impact an organization, still when attempting to actually illustrate the "true" perceived value is where I struggle. This is an avenue I was hoping to explore in this book and gain some enlightenment on the subject. Luckily for me (and any others who have dealt with this quandary) there is an entire chapter dedicated to this focus. The chapter breaks down how each company successfully was able to quantify how their PMOs impacted project success rates, displayed variances between cost and schedule, while ultimately aligning with corporate strategic goals.
With current economic conditions being what they are and with the immediate future looking bleak at best, companies are investigating every possible avenue they can to decrease unnecessary spending while increasing process efficiency. With that being said and with the understanding that a well organized Project Management Office aspires to accomplish that very goal, I found myself asking the question: is this just a fad or are PMOs here to stay?
A PMO's primary objective is to be a strong advocate of project management and educate the organization on the discipline. As I previously stated businesses are looking for any kind of increase in value which again is one of the many primary objectives of a Project Management Office. Therefore upon reading over the last few chapters of this book, I quickly came to the realization that applying the discipline of project management to already existing projects and future projects really affords companies the opportunity to reallocate resources far more effectively, manage, foresee, and leverage potential risks, and keep projects scope under control. The author references Forrester Research group as predicting that "PMOs will rise to the top of organizations so long as they can prove themselves capable through these common characteristics: Consistency, Transparency, Flexibility, and Agility" (Visitacion, 2011 p. 101). I for one am buying into the positive trends and believe so long as PMOs are well run, companies will continue to take advantage of their ability to positively transform their organizations. I appreciated having the opportunity to read this title and hope readers find both this review and the actual book helpful.
Alexandra
The book features best practices gleaned from the application essays of winners and finalists of the PMO of the Year Award, spanning the years 2006 - 2011. The practices are organized handily into chapters that cover:
* Project and Program Management
* Strategic Alignment and PPM
* Performance Measurement
* People Management
* Infrastructure and Organization Design.

I've found myself turning again and again to the examples they offer from illustrious companies. In very condensed form, I find "the best of the best" - how savvy project management leaders have turned their companies around by instilling project management culture, developing project management personnel, and building relationships with executives. Sometimes I can identify that I am on the right track; sometimes I receive ideas new to me. Sometimes, to be frank, I say to myself "Shoot, I should have done that!"

To see my full book review [...]
Goll
This book is a quick read and contains lots of good ideas on how to start or mature your Project Management Office. The ideas in the book come from high-quality PMOs across the globe who were selected as winners or finalists of the PMSolutions and PMI PMO Community of Practice "PMO of the Year" award.
saafari
An interesting and affirming read. As the PMO office matures in organizational structures it is good to see true best practices recognized and lauded in an appropriate way. Thank you PM Solutions for your effort in this arena.