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Business Driven PMO Books by Mark Price Perry

In his Business Driven PMO three book series, Mark Price Perry challenges the traditional approaches to PMO setup and management and offers a new paradigm for PMO management based upon business acumen, leadership, and the practical application of the PMO. In addition to a presentment of PMO research, studies, findings, and perspectives of the author, the Business Driven PMO three book series features the business and PMO management leadership of a blue-ribbon set of PMO managers from all over the world who share their PMO perspectives, success stories, and their agreement with and endorsement of the Business Driven PMO mantra.

Business Driven PMO - Practical Insights, Techniques, and Case Examples for Ensuring Success

Business Driven PMO Setup presents practical experiences and wisdom for those responsible for, belonging to, and served by a PMO. This book establishes a clear bottom-line business mindset and practical approach that any PMO can adopt.

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management - Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Theaten Success

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management presents some of the leading thinking about management systems and the emergence of complex adaptive systems as an alternative to plan-driven scientific management which lies at the heart of the project management community vs. agile community hostilities.

Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World

Business Driven PMO Success Stories 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.

Business Driven PMO Setup

Business Driven PMO Setup - Practical Insights, Techniques, and Case Examples for Ensuring Success

By Mark Price Perry
Hardcover, 6x9, 494 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-013-6
Published by J. Ross Publishing, May 2009
Available at J. Ross Publishing $69.95
Available at Amazon.com $61.64 (Free Shipping)

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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 ProjectManagement.com

"The PMO is the bridge between projects and business. With his five-dimensional approach, Mark Price 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

About the Book

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.

Key Features

  • Shows how to setup a business driven PMO using an extensively proven roadmap adaptable to any type or size of organization that consists of Vision, Processes, Training, Tools, Organization, and Assessment
  • Delivers the key tips, tools, and techniques that enable a PMO to achieve success
  • Offers practical insights supported by real case examples beneficial to PMOs of all shapes and sizes
  • Provides a unique discussion of "Lines of Business PMOs" which can be of tremendous value to organizations
  • Presents a first-hand discussion of the development of PMI's Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)® and demonstrates, using real examples, that through the implementation of OPM3®, organizations can design their PMOs to fit the organizations those PMO's serve, focusing on the integrated agenda of building process capability while orchestrating a culture transformation

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Mission, Goals and Objectives — Business Driven vs. Theory Driven
Chapter 2: Organization — Constituent Oriented vs. Inwardly Focused
Chapter 3: Managing Projects — Think Process, Not Methodology
Chapter 4: Managing the PMO — Embracing Flexibility vs. Mandating Conformance
Chapter 5: PMO Tools — Establishing a PMO Architecture vs. Implementing a Tool
Chapter 6: Executive Reporting — Keeping It Simple
Chapter 7: PMO Leadership — MBWA 2.0 vs. The Meeting Manager
Chapter 8: Project Management Leadership — Servant Leader vs. Subject Matter Expert
Chapter 9: Creating High Performance Teams
Chapter 10: Establishing a PMO — A Practical Roadmap
Chapter 11: Line of Business PMOs — The Ubiquitous Nature of Project Management
Chapter 12: Advancing Organizational Project Management — From Theory to Practice
Chapter 13: PMO Passion — Where does it come from?
Index


Business Driven Project Portfolio Management

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management - Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Theaten Success

By Mark Price Perry
Hardcover, 6x9, 300 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-053-2
Published by J. Ross Publishing, May 2011
Available at J. Ross Publishing $59.55
Available at Amazon.com $64.63 (Free Shipping)

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"This book provides practical advice and education for everyone from the CEO to the PMO analyst. It is an excellent resource for businesses wanting to implement portfolio management the right way, avoid pitfalls and ramp up with speed; a project portfolio management must read!" - Francine Samaras Hyde, Vice President, Enterprise PMO, USAble Life

"Business Driven Project Portfolio Management is a well structured up-to-date 'must read' with ready-to-use tool kits! Perry provides a straight forward and highly valuable in-depth analysis of the top PPM pitfalls from a business perspective for executives and PMO managers wishing to maintain or create a successful PMO." - Ole Holleufer, PMO Manager, Tryg

About the Book

This book seeks to fill this void in the current literature by offering insights, techniques, and examples to ensure a successful and business-driven project portfolio management organization. It boldly challenges some of the traditional project management thinking and institutions. It introduces and positions in a PPM context some of the leading thinking about management systems and the emergence of complex adaptive systems as an alternative to plan-driven scientific management which lies at the heart of the project management community vs. agile community hostilities. And in addition to a presentment of the top ten risks that threaten PPM success, this book features the thought, market, and product leadership of the leading providers of project portfolio management solutions by way of end of chapter "Showcase" pieces.

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 Project Portfolio Management – Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten PPM Success was written by and with over a dozen contributing authors from the PPM provider community, veteran executives who are responsible for the successful marketing, sales, implementation, support, and customer satisfaction with PPM products and services. The ten chapters of this book and PPM provider showcase pieces present the risks that every organization implementing project portfolio management will face and the practical tips, techniques, and approaches for overcoming those risks.

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management – Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten PPM Success offers executives, managers, and all those involved in project portfolio management the information that they must know in order to secure a mandate for and successfully implement project portfolio management. In a few hours reading you will gain insights from the author's and contributor's decades of PPM related experience. For those seeking to commence project portfolio management, this book will enable you to immediately address the risks that threaten success, ensure an effective and healthy dialog in your organization, and spare you countless PPM execution difficulties and organizational frustration.

Key Features

  • Presents actionable tools, techniques and solutions to the top 10 PPM risks and execution difficulties that most organizations and program management offices (PMOs) face
  • Includes real case examples that organizations and PMOs of all shapes and sizes seeking to effectively management project portfolios will find beneficial
  • Shares insightful and practical advice from executives of leading PPM providers, coupled with the wisdom of highly experienced operational executives who manage PMOs, use PPM applications, and are responsible for PPM success

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: PPM Risk #1 - Shared Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives
Chapter 2: PPM Risk #2 - Executive Level Support
Chapter 3: PPM Risk #3 - Functional Champion
Chapter 4: PPM Risk #4 - Big Bang vs. Incremental Adoption
Chapter 5: PPM Risk #5 - The Effects of Changing Processes and Measures
Chapter 6: PPM Risk #6 - Timeframe for Analysis and Decision Making
Chapter 7: PPM Risk #7 - Quantifying Business Value
Chapter 8: PPM Risk #8 - Ensuring Data Integrity
Chapter 9: PPM Risk #9 - Tooling and Architecture
Chapter 10: PPM Risk #10 - Sustaining Value
Epilogue


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
Available at J. Ross Publishing $39.95
Available at Amazon.com $46.44 (Free Shipping)

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"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
Epilogue