Business Driven PMO Success Stories – A Book Review

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business-driven-pmo-logoBusiness Driven PMO Success Stories is a comprehensive and in-depth study on how to operate a successful PMO aligned to the specific needs of the business. It provides a fresh perspective on the challenges faced by the PMO managers and offers counter-measures and corrective techniques to offset the problems. It also showcases success stories from across the world of businesses efficiently driven by PMO.

Book Details

The first edition hardcover of 368 pages is roughly 1 inch thick and is published by J Ross Publishing. The book was released on 17th January, 2013. The image on the front cover is the same as the other two books in the Business Driven series, only notable difference being the brown color. ISBN-10: 1604270764; ISBN-13: 978-1604270761

Price

$47.44 for the book edition

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Target Audience

Business Driven PMO Success Stories is meant for project managers, team members, organizational leaders, and business managers of organizations of all shapes and sizes, who intend to optimize business results achieved from their PMO.

What Customers Say

Roffensian (Amazon) finds the book to be a practical guide with real world case studies written in an engaging manner. He considers it a useful reference material that provides an in-depth study into the problems and the techniques implemented by PMO.

Terry (Amazon) complements the author on yet another invaluable addition to his Business Driven book series and describes the book as one that provides a unique and detailed insight into the foundational PMO elements of business acumen, mandate, and the future of the PMO. He is also appreciative of the unique case studies detailed in the book from across the world.

Content, Approach, Style

Business Driven PMO Success Stories is primarily divided into two parts. The first part provides an insight into the techniques of Business Driven PMO and has three major sections with each section providing a detailed report on the mechanics of the PMO Mandate, PMO Business Acumen, and PMO future respectively. The second part of the book lays out 27 unique real life case studies from across the world in interesting, bite sized chunks. These PMO success stories are inspiring and act as a practical guide to emulate for achieving PMO business goals.

The book replete with case studies that outline the best possible ways to implement successful PMO techniques is an invaluable reference material. It starts with a brief history of PMO practices since 1980’s and moves on to provide a better understanding of what the PMO entails, its failures, and the corrective techniques to set them right. The chapters are ably supported by interesting examples which makes it an enjoyable read. The graphics and images add to the text in bringing the content alive.

Why Buy the Book

Business Driven PMO Success Stories is more than just a book. It is a go-to reference material for business practitioners who intend to successfully implement project management techniques. The author intends the book as a practical guide for those who not only want to survive but thrive in their business ventures by focusing on result oriented PMOs.

Books that Complement

If interested in giving your career a lift up to the next level, Project Management Checklists for Dummies by Nick Graham is a must have tool for master planners who want to perfect the art of project management.

The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility by Michele Sliger and Stacia Broderick Viscardi, two highly experienced Project Management professionals, is a perfect guide for software development team’s smooth and successful transition to agile methods.

Author

Mark Price Perry, the author of two other successful books, Business Driven PMO Setup and Business Driven Project Portfolio Management, is the founder of BOT International, a boutique firm specializing in PMO setup. With years of experience in the PMO field, Mr. Perry is a pioneer in the concepts and principles of PMO Architecture, Content Assets, and the Business Driven PMO. He is a well-in-demand speaker and also the host of The PMO Project – a popular podcast dedicated to everything related to PMO.

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Moiz Noorani

Moiz Noorani

Moiz is a member of the expert writer team for Project-Management.com. He has written more than 100 articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry on this site.

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