Business Driven PMO Setup
|By Mark Price Perry
Hardcover, 6x9, 494 pages
Published by J. Ross Publishing, May 2009
Retail Price $79.95
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"Business Driven PMO Setup is the most practical book available on this often confusing subject. Use it as you set up a new PMO or revitalize an existing one. Each chapter will get you laser-focused on what’s really important. In today’s competitive environment, that’s the ONLY way to get it right.” - Dave Garrett, PMO 2.0 Visionary and CEO of gantthead.com
“The PMO is the bridge between projects and business. With his five-dimensional approach, Mark Perry defines the roadmap for a PMO that operates in strategic corporate space, as well as in functional departments. A practical guide supported by true expertise and in-depth considerations.” - Gunes Sahillioglu, PMO Expert and President of Excellix
Extending upon the many traditional program/project management office (PMO) books that present theoretical concepts and knowledge, Business Driven PMO Setup presents practical experiences and wisdom for those responsible for, belonging to, and served by a PMO. This book is rooted in the shared experiences and business settings of all PMOs and it is organized to provide the reader with actionable solutions to the problems and execution difficulties that PMOs face.
Most PMO books are written by academics, trainers and consultants from the PM community and present academic or theoretical approaches and models that too often fail. The more sophisticated books tend to be limited in application to the larger or more advanced project management organizations. This unique reference presents new material not available in other books that is applicable to PMOs of all shapes and sizes. It challenges and calls into question various traditional approaches and strategies for the PMO citing examples and explaining when and why such academic and theoretical approaches are wrong.
Business Driven PMO Setup was written with contributions by over 20 veteran line executives who either directly manage PMOs, have PMOs reporting to them, or are subject matter experts that service them. These veterans with centuries of business acumen managing both US and foreign companies, divisions, and departments provide valuable insights into ensuring the PMO is setup correctly and remains focused on meeting the needs of the business for which the PMO was created to serve.
Many PMOs are often vulnerable in terms of their continued existence. PMOs with a business mindset never have to sell or promote themselves internally, explain what they do, or worry about funding or their existence. This book establishes a clear bottom-line business mindset and practical approach that any PMO can adopt.
Chapter 1: Mission, Goals and Objectives — Business Driven vs. Theory Driven
|Mark Price Perry founded BOT International, a boutique project management firm, in 1999 and has become a widely recognized expert in PMO setup at BOT International where he has led over twenty Japan/China market entry engagements and has implemented Processes On Demand in over 100 PMOs in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.|
Largely as a result of years of experience in PMO setup work with companies and organizations of all sizes and with talented project management practitioners of all disciplines, Mr. Perry is a subject matter expert in the practical application of project portfolio management (PPM) applications, collaboration platforms, and PMO content assets.
Mr. Perry is also the author of Business Driven Project Portfolio Management - Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten Success (2010) and Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World (2012). Mr. Perry is also the host of “The PMO Podcast”, the leading podcast for PMOs of all shapes and sizes with over 250 podcast episodes to date. Mr. Perry is the author of the gantthead.com blog “PMO Setup T3 - Tips, Tools, and Techniques” and the author of BOT International's "PMO Tips of the Week," a column that has provided PMO and project management tips forover a decade.
Prior to founding BOT International, Mr. Perry had a 17 year career with IBM including positions as the IBM AS/400 Division Telecommunications Industry Manager based in New York, the IBM Asia Pacific AS/400 Channels Manager based in Tokyo, and the IBM Asia Pacific AS/400 General Manager for Southeast Asia and South Asia based in Singapore. Following IBM, Mr. Perry was the Vice President and Managing Director of Singapore based Saville Systems Asia Pacific, a leading provider of billing and customer care solutions, and Vice President of Hong Kong based Entrust Greater China, a leading provider of identity management and digital security solutions.
PMO Workshops and Seminars by the Author
PMO Workshops and Seminars by the author (PMO Workshops and Seminars by Mark Price Perry) on Business Driven PMO Setup using this book, as well as other speaking engagements and inquiries about setting up a PMO are available by contacting BOT International at email@example.com or toll-free at 1-877-239-3430 or by contacting the author directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.