The PMOSIG Program Management Office Handbook: Strategic and Tactical Insights for Improving Results

Author: Craig Letavec and Dennis Bolles

ISBN: 978-1-60427-044-0

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The PMI® Program Management Office Specific Interest Group (PMOSIG), consistent with its vision to be the leading professional community providing innovation and thought leadership in the area of the PMO and related subjects, has created this book to achieve its mission to return direct value to the PMO community. This PMO handbook contains chapters submitted by more than 20 notable authors, subject matter experts, experienced practitioners, and thought leaders with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. These contributions provide insight into practices that successful PMOs have employed to return direct value to the organizations that they serve.

As an edited work, this book provides realistic strategies, methods, insights, and case examples to serve the needs of organizations, PMO practitioners, and the project management community as a whole worldwide. It features practical guidance on a variety of PMO-related topics in the areas of:

  • PMO governance—Covers roles in organizational governance, portfolio management, and organizational change management

  • PMO strategic and tactical aspects—Includes examples of how PMOs have participated in the strategic and tactical management as well as in the management of programs and projects to achieve business benefits

  • PMO services—Covers the development and management of governance policies and procedures, standards, methodologies and processes, education and training programs, tools and templates, PMO technical systems, and program manager, project manager and portfolio assignments

  • PMO setup and execution—Includes best practices and case studies for successfully aligning new PMOs with business objectives, delivering benefits and ROI, and managing and expanding the PMO’s scope of services

  • PMO performance and maturity—Describes the processes used to drive excellence that enhances the PMO’s long-term sustainability as a business function

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