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Business Driven PMO Success Stories

Business Driven PMO Success Stories

Business Driven PMO Success Stories
Across Industries and Around the World

By Mark Price Perry
Hardcover, 6x9, 384 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-076-1
Published by J. Ross Publishing, January 2013
Retail Price $49.95
Purchase now at J. Ross Publishing $39.95
Read the Reviews | About the Book | Key Features | Table of Contents | About the Author

Read The Reviews

Business Driven PMO Success Stories describes how results-oriented PMOs can have profound effects on the overall outcome of organizations of any size.  The approach Perry outlines transcends geography, industry and technology and is a must-read for those wanting to optimize business results achieved from their PMO.” --- Jim C. Park, VP of Services, Tait Communications, Houston, Texas

"The importance of the Business Driven PMO approach can be no greater than in the project-rich developing nations of the world. Perry provides a new and much needed focus and understanding of how PMOs can be of tremendous value to businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes." - Deji Jemiyo, Managing Partner, Jeman Consulting, Lagos, Nigeria

About The Book

Business Driven PMO Success Stories was written by and with over two dozen contributing authors from the worldwide project management and PMO community. Collectively, the twelve chapters of Part 1 of this book and PMO manager success story showcase pieces in Part 2 present a tapestry of knowledge for how to ensure a successful PMO. While there isn’t a single approach that is categorical the best or a one-shoe-fits-all-sizes solution or roadmap for how to set up an effective PMO, there are two distinct differences in philosophies, or mindsets, for how to go about it all; one that is aligned to general standards of practice and another that is driven by specific needs of the business. This book advises and introduces its reader to the latter.

Business Driven PMO Success Stories – Across Industries and Around the World offers executives, managers, and all those involved in the projects of the organization the knowledge they need to first determine the purpose of the PMO, their PMO, and to then craft a PMO best suited to the fulfillment of that purpose. In a few hours reading you will gain insights from the author’s and contributor’s tens of decades of PMO related experience. For those seeking to set up a new PMO or to refresh an existing one, this book will start you off on the right track and in the right direction, it will ensure your success, and it will spare you from the execution difficulties and in many cases failures that most organizations needlessly suffer through when setting up and managing their PMOs.

Key Features

  • Outlines a roadmap for how to set up an effective PMO aligned to and driven by specific needs of the business
  • Provides a plethora of acumen, leadership, and real-life lessons
  • Offers new perspectives and views that will challenge PMO managers to reach greater professional and career heights and provide them with the means with which to do so
  • Showcases diverse PMO manager success stories, developed by the contributing authors, that offer a breadth of knowledge for how to ensure a successful PMO

Table Of Contents

Part I: Business Driven PMO Insights and Techniques

Section 1—PMO Mandate
Chapter 1: Why PMOs Fail
Chapter 2: PMO Survey Findings
Chapter 3: Project Management Community Mind-Set All Wrong
Chapter 4: Case Study Example of PMO Failure
Chapter 5: Techniques for Establishing a PMO Mandate
Section 2—PMO Business Acumen
Chapter 6: Project Acumen
Chapter 7: Portfolio Acumen
Chapter 8: Dashboard Acumen
Chapter 9: Methodology Acumen
Chapter 10: Maturity Acumen
Section 3: PMO Future
Chapter 11: Perspectives on the PMO Domain
Chapter 12: Perspectives on PMO Manager Career Paths

Part II: Business Driven PMO Success Stories

#1: Strategic PMO at the Greek Prime Minister’s Office, Panos Agrapidis, Greece
#2: e-Government Program, Suhail AlAlmaee and Mounes Rashid Shadid, Saudi Arabia
#3: Thomson Reuters Aranzadi, Juan Arraiza, Spain
#4: British American Tobacco, Marion Blake, United Kingdom
#5: An American Benefits Administration Organization, Harlan Bridges, United States
#6: SIVECO Romania SA, Jimmy Char, Romania
#7: An American Insurance Company, Luis Crespo, United States
#8: International Facility Management Association, Jennifer Drai, United States
#9: A Global 10 Company: The Consolidated PMO, Richard Eichen, United States
#10: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority Laila Faridoon, United Arab Emirates
#11: Baker Hughes Incorporated, Ricardo Ferrero, Spain, and Kathie Mitchell, Australia
#12: Tryg, Ole F. Holleufer, Denmark
#13: A Nigerian Telecoms Company, Henry Kazalma-Mantey, Nigeria
#14: Tyco Flow Control, Wai Mun Koo, Singapore
#15: Ericsson Korea Project Office, Yechie Labay, Korea
#16: RACE Consulting LP, Vanessa Matsas, Greece
#17: South African Financial Services, Colin Anthony McCall-Peat, South Africa
#18: ABS Nautical Systems, Christopher McCourt, United States
#19: ON Semiconductor, Frank R. Myers, United States
#20: Fujitsu Sweden, John O’Neill, Sweden
#21: National Insurance Company, Frank Parth, United States
#22: IBM Branch Office 120, Mark Price Perry, United States
#23: ING Central and the Rest of Europe, Henny Portman, Netherlands
#24: Consulting for the Pharmaceutical Industry, Patrick Richard, Canada
#25: NAVMISSA, Andrew Wilson and Karen Krause, United States
#26: A Global SW and IP Networking Provider, Troy Youngnickel, Malaysia
#27: PartnerRe, Erhard Zingg and Martin Kuepfer, Switzerland


About The Author

Mark Price Perry 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 PMO Setup - Practical Insights, Techniques and Case Examples for Ensuring Success (2009) and Business Driven Project Portfolio Management - Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten Success (2011). Mr. Perry is also the host of “The PMO Podcast”, the leading podcast for PMOs of all shapes and sizes with over 270 podcast episodes to date.

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 or toll-free at 1-407-366-6547 or by contacting the author directly at

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