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A “Program Management Office” (PMO) helps an organization decide which projects it should fund and establishes proven project management procedures and processes. It also ensures that project managers adhere to controls. Management consultants Lia Tjahjana and Paul Dwyer and associate management professor Mohsin Habib discuss the PMO’s benefits and explain why your company might want a PMO and how to establish it. To illustrate PMOs at work, the authors present a case history based on an actual organization and walk readers through the various PMO considerations. Although the presentation is relatively dry, getAbstract recommends this comprehensive guidebook because it carefully spells out what project managers and senior executives need to know about PMOs and how they work.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What a “Program Management Office” (PMO) can do,
  • What benefits PMOs deliver and
  • How to set up a PMO for your company.
 

About the Authors

Lia Tjahjana is a project management expert. Paul Dwyer has been a project manager for more than 10 years. Mohsin Habib is an associate professor of management at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

 

Summary

Coordinated Project Management
Most companies have multiple projects underway simultaneously, but as they pump human, financial and material resources into so many endeavors, how do they ensure that each one directly supports company objectives? Many firms with 10, 20, 100 or more projects...

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