Leading Successful PMOs: How to Build the Best Project Management Office for Your Business

Leading Successful PMOs: How to Build the Best Project Management Office for Your Business

By: Peter Taylor (author)Hardback

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Many organizations profit hugely by utilizing a Project Management Office (PMO); it means they achieve benefits from standardizing and following project management policies, processes, and methods. However, building an effective PMO is a complex process; it requires clear vision and strong leadership so that, over time, it will become the source for guidance, documentation, and metrics related to the practices involved in managing and implementing projects. Leading Successful PMOs will guide all project based organizations, and project managers who contribute to and benefit from a PMO, towards maximizing their project success. In it, Peter Taylor outlines the basics of setting up a PMO and clearly explains how to ensure it will do exactly what you need it to do - the right things, in the right way, in the right order, with the right team.

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About Author

Peter Taylor is a dynamic and commercially astute professional who, over the last 26 years, has achieved notable success in project management. His background is in project management across three major business areas using MRP/ERP systems with various software houses culminating in his current role with Infor, and including Business Intelligence (BI) with Cognos, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with Siemens. He has spent the last seven years leading PMOs and developing project managers and is now focusing on project-based services development with Infor. Peter is an accomplished communicator and leader; he is a professional speaker as well as the author of The Lazy Project Manager and The Lazy Winner.


Contents: Foreword, Chris Walters; Foreword, David Ayling-Smith; Introduction; The meaning and purpose of a PMO; What makes a PMO successful?; Being a successful PMO leader; Starting a PMO; The final frontier; Appendices.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781409418375
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781409418375
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 1409418375

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