The Strategic Project Office, Second Edition by J. Kent Crawford

By J. Kent Crawford

The moment variation of this award-winning reference offers step by step directions for developing and maturing a venture administration workplace (PMO). Concise and simple to learn, The Strategic venture workplace, moment Edition covers the 4 basic components of data and perform in regards to the PMO: governance and portfolio administration, source optimization, organizational switch, and function measurement.

Winner of the 2001 David I. Cleland venture administration Literature Award from the venture administration Institute, the 1st version brought the concept that of PMO as a strategic source. This moment version provides reporting on state of the art learn at the prestige and roles of today’s PMO, highlights most sensible practices, and contains case reviews of award-winning PMOs. It explores many of the features of making plans and imposing the strategic PMO and gives readers with an overview version for measuring PMO perform maturity.

New in the moment Edition:

  • New and up-to-date info at the use of collaborative and social media instruments in undertaking administration
  • New chapters on venture Portfolio administration and aligning initiatives and strategy
  • New details on utilizing the Strategic venture workplace as a technique administration center
  • Updated content material that displays the newest model of the PMBOK® Guide
  • A CD-ROM with time-saving templates and types

The first variation has been the root for far of my considering initiative administration, and the second one variation takes concept management to a brand new point. Crawford leverages years of expertise to extra enhance an already first-class source. the 1st version of The Strategic undertaking Office sits at the most sensible shelf of my bookcase. I’m certain that the second one variation could have an analogous satisfaction of position … while I haven’t loaned it out to contributors of my crew as homework.
―Paul Ritchie, PMP, Director, worldwide PMO, Mead Johnson nutrients, Inc.

Praise for the Award-Winning First Edition:

… presents a primer that's first-of-a-kind and best-of-class. learn it. study its classes. follow them. increase your company, your tasks, and your international competitiveness.
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The results suggested that merely implementing a PMO is not a panacea. Instead, it is PMO maturity that makes a difference to the organization. As PMOs become more mature, our data suggests, organizational success metrics improve. In addition, the mature PMO takes on more roles: in portfolio management, in people management, and in performance management, further elevating its value to the organization. In 2008 and 2009, the Strategic PMO faced unprecedented stresses: A global economic downturn left many companies reeling and scrambling for ways to cut costs.

Indb 40 8/25/10 8:01:00 PM In t r o d u c ti o n xli function—controlling cost, time, and resources within the individual projects. Unfortunately it isn’t that simple because you are dealing with people, you are changing culture, building new processes, creating new approaches, integrating these elements across business units, and coordinating with teams of all sizes, technologies, complexities, and business interests. It’s a worthwhile goal, but by no means a simple one to achieve. The PMO is a function designed to facilitate the management of projects on one level, and improved management of the entire enterprise via project portfolio management and linking projects to corporate strategy.

33. James S. Pennypacker, The Value of Project Management, Practices (Glen Mills, PA: PM Solutions’ Center for Business Practices, 2000); James S. Pennypacker, Project Management: The State of the Industry Practices (Glen Mills, PA: PM Solutions’ Center for Business Practices, 2006); Pennypacker, The State of PMO. 34. J. Kent Crawford and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin, Optimizing Human Capital with a Strategic Project Office (New York: Auerbach Books, 2005). 35. Pennypacker, The State of PMO, p. 4. 36.

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