The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Second by Gerard M. Hill

By Gerard M. Hill

The whole undertaking administration workplace guide, moment version identifies the PMO because the crucial enterprise integrator of the folk, approaches, and instruments that deal with or impression undertaking functionality. This ebook information how the PMO applies expert venture administration practices and effectively integrates company pursuits with venture ambitions— whether the scope of the PMO is proscribed to dealing with a handful of particular initiatives or accelerated to supervise the full perform of venture administration in the association. The ebook first considers the 5 levels of PMO power, every one benchmarking a specific point of potential accomplished if capabilities are totally applied. every one level can be indicative of the organization’s adulthood in venture administration, with the PMO’s position and duties advancing from undertaking administration oversight and keep watch over on the decrease finish of the competency continuum to strategic company alignment on the better competency levels. This revised version then examines 20 functionality versions that may be used to steer the association throughout the deliberation and the advance of PMO operational potential. those types recommend what venture administration strength could be discovered via complete implementation of every PMO functionality. delivering undertaking and enterprise managers with a place to begin that permits them to accomplish wanted effects from venture administration, the whole undertaking administration place of work guide is a vital source for everybody inquisitive about making venture administration paintings successfully in the organization. 

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Fm Page 4 Monday, July 16, 2007 2:06 PM 4 Ⅲ The Complete Project Management Office Handbook and practices is what differentiates the project management methodology from a technical methodology. The project management methodology is a set of processes that can be applied to all types of projects in the relevant organization. In contrast, a technical methodology applies technical standards and deals primarily with the technical aspects of work associated with projects. In larger organizations, there may be one or more technical methodologies needed to accomplish work in different business units.

Some projects, nearing completion, will not transition. Other projects, those mid-way in progress or yet to start, will transition to the new process and tools. Identify the criteria that will be used to determine which projects will make the transition. , organizational sequence). Determine how the new methodology will be introduced in the relevant organization. This may include the use of a pilot program for a particular group or business unit as a means to gain early knowledge of rollout issues that can be applied to later rollout segments.

Compare best practices Assess Current Capability The PMO will gain considerable insight into the current state of project management capability by assessing the current processes and practices used in the relevant organization. Ⅲ Assess structure and support. This examination should begin with a general evaluation of primary business units to determine their involvement in using project management processes and practices. fm Page 21 Monday, July 16, 2007 2:06 PM Project Management Methodology Ⅲ 21 Ⅲ Level of upper management involvement in project management activities Ⅲ Nature of project support that functional organizations provide Ⅲ Extent of participation in project activities across the organization Ⅲ Need for project information and oversight by functional and senior managers This preliminary look at the project management environment will provide the PMO with sufficient understanding of need to enhance project management awareness and support within the organization.

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