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PMO handbook
can anyone suggest good reference for developing PMO handbook
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Baris

When you mean good reference, are your referring to books and literature or certifications?
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1 reply by Baris Erdem
Mar 16, 2022 9:03 AM
Baris Erdem
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Thanks Steph;

I mean more of reference, books or even samples to have idea about the content
Baris,

if a PMO handbook describes what a specific PMO is doing, it is very specific to that PMO, so there will be a wide range of handbooks.

I would see those topics covered in general:
- purpose of PMO
- authorization and governance for the PMO
- functions
- tools / databases
- processes owned, supported
- artifacts

Thomas
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1 reply by Baris Erdem
Mar 16, 2022 9:04 AM
Baris Erdem
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Thanks Thomas; you are right. Its specific to the PMO. My purpose of query to have look to some to get idea about the content, şevel of details, language used and so on.
Mar 16, 2022 4:41 AM
Replying to Stephen Robin
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Baris

When you mean good reference, are your referring to books and literature or certifications?
Thanks Steph;

I mean more of reference, books or even samples to have idea about the content
Mar 16, 2022 8:59 AM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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Baris,

if a PMO handbook describes what a specific PMO is doing, it is very specific to that PMO, so there will be a wide range of handbooks.

I would see those topics covered in general:
- purpose of PMO
- authorization and governance for the PMO
- functions
- tools / databases
- processes owned, supported
- artifacts

Thomas
Thanks Thomas; you are right. Its specific to the PMO. My purpose of query to have look to some to get idea about the content, şevel of details, language used and so on.
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1 reply by Stephen Robin
Mar 16, 2022 9:40 AM
Stephen Robin
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Baris

Thomas and Kiron gave good suggestions.

In terms of books, there is a couple I suggest to read
(1)The PMO Lifecycle Building, Running, and Shutting Down by Dow, William
(2)The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition by Gerard M. Hill
(3)Delivering Successful PMOs
How to Design and Deliver the Best Project Management Office for your Business by Peter Taylor
(4) PMO Principles by Roden, Eileen J. Joslin, Robert Müller, Ralf Scott, Lindsay
Baris -

Setting up a PMO IS a strategic project. Therefore, treat it like that.

Start by ensuring you have a charter which reflects the common understanding of senior stakeholders on the purpose and mandate for the PMO.

Kiron
Thomas and Kiron made valid points.
Check the PMO Global Alliance website. Lots of resources about PMOs.
Mar 16, 2022 9:04 AM
Replying to Baris Erdem
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Thanks Thomas; you are right. Its specific to the PMO. My purpose of query to have look to some to get idea about the content, şevel of details, language used and so on.
Baris

Thomas and Kiron gave good suggestions.

In terms of books, there is a couple I suggest to read
(1)The PMO Lifecycle Building, Running, and Shutting Down by Dow, William
(2)The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition by Gerard M. Hill
(3)Delivering Successful PMOs
How to Design and Deliver the Best Project Management Office for your Business by Peter Taylor
(4) PMO Principles by Roden, Eileen J. Joslin, Robert Müller, Ralf Scott, Lindsay

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