The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Second Edition

Gerard M. Hill

August 22, 2007 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 752 Pages - 23 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420046809 - CAT# AU4680
Series: ESI International Project Management Series

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  • Illustrates how modern project management processes can be aligned with the organization’s business interests
  • Addresses a range of topics, from methodology development and resource management to vendor management, project portfolio management and business performance
  • Offers 20 function models that can be used to guide deliberation and development of PMO operational capability
  • Describes the depth of PMO responsibility needed to meet the unique oversight, control, and support requirements of every organization
  • Provides special guidance for establishing and managing a small PMO
  • Summary

    The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Second Edition identifies the PMO as the essential business integrator of the people, processes, and tools that manage or influence project performance. This book details how the PMO applies professional project management practices and successfully integrates business interests with project goals— regardless of whether the scope of the PMO is limited to managing a handful of specific projects or expanded to oversee the total practice of project management within the organization.

    The book first considers the five stages of PMO capability, each benchmarking a particular level of capability achieved if functions are fully implemented. Each stage is also indicative of the organization’s maturity in project management, with the PMO’s role and responsibilities advancing from project management oversight and control at the lower end of the competency continuum to strategic business alignment at the higher competency stages.

    This revised edition then examines 20 function models that can be used to guide the organization through the deliberation and the development of PMO operational capability. These models suggest what project management capability can be realized through comprehensive implementation of each PMO function.

    Providing project and business managers with a starting point that enables them to achieve desired results from project management, The Complete Project Management Office Handbook is an important resource for everyone involved in making project management work effectively within the organization.