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Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO: Multiplying ROI at Warp Speed

Book Description

This comprehensive book presents a road map for the achievement of high value enterprise strategies and superior project management results. It provides methods for best project selection, faster completion, optimal project portfolio management, and how to explicitly measure the PMO for rapidly increasing project ROI.

The Project/Program Management Office (PMO) is the fastest growing concept in project management today and is key to effective implementation of project management across the organization. To keep pace with customer expectations, competition, and economic conditions in the fast-paced global economy, organizations must do more using fewer resources. Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO shows you how to turn your PMO into a value machine.

Key Features
  • Covers the strategy, tactics, and processes needed for successful project portfolio management
  • Discusses how the PMO can effectively influence project teams and their team members to consistently seek out delivery acceleration opportunities and/or delivery threats relative to their work and the overall mission of the project team
  • Provides a detailed plan for both strategic planning and a PMO
  • Reviews the most popular EPM tools and provides a way to evaluate PMO implementation using a PMO Maturity Model
  • Illustrates how Six Sigma and the PMO can support each other and be used to drive bottom-line value
  • Includes real PMO case studies detailing techniques that have helped businesses grow and kept them at the top in their industry
  • Presents the new Theory of Constraints 4x4 method of strategic planning and the Critical Chain Multi-Project Management approach
  • WAV offers downloadable templates, models, assessment tools, and plans, including a detailed plan using Microsoft Project for implementing a PMO that covers the first two years of operation and details over 450 tasks — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. TABLE OF CONTENTS
  5. FOREWORD
  6. PREFACE
  7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  8. THE AUTHORS
  9. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING, INC.
  10. PART I: SETTING THE STAGE FOR A SUCCESSFUL PMO IMPLEMENTATION
    1. CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION — BUILDING A PMO THAT EXECUTIVES EMBRACE
    2. CHAPTER 2 THE RIGHT PEOPLE, THE RIGHT TOOLS, THE RIGHT DATA, THE WRONG RESULT — WHY PMO IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL
    3. CHAPTER 3 WHAT IS A PMO AND WHAT SHOULD A HIGH VALUE PMO DO?
    4. CHAPTER 4 MOVING PROJECT MANAGEMENT FROM THE COST MODEL TO THE THROUGHPUT MODEL
  11. PART II: STRATEGIC PLANNING — CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROJECT MIX
    1. CHAPTER 5 STRATEGIC PLANNING — THE NUMBER ONE REASON FOR PROJECT MANAGER STRESS
    2. CHAPTER 6 APPLYING DEMING, GOLDRATT, AND SIX SIGMA TO SYSTEMS THINKING
    3. CHAPTER 7 THE EIGHT MAJOR SUBSYSTEMS THAT STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT MUST ADDRESS
    4. CHAPTER 8 THE 4 × 4 APPROACH TO STRATEGIC PLANNING
    5. CHAPTER 9 THE RIGHT MARKETING PROJECTS
    6. CHAPTER 10 SECURING THE FUTURE — THE 10-YEAR ADVANTAGE VIA THEORY OF CONSTRAINTS
  12. PART III: THE PMO IN DETAIL
    1. CHAPTER 11 THE GOVERNANCE BOARD AND PRIORITIZATION MANAGEMENT
    2. CHAPTER 12 LINKING PROJECT PROGRESS TO STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES — THE EXECUTIVE RADAR SCREEN
    3. CHAPTER 13 DELIVERY MANAGEMENT AND ACCELERATION
    4. CHAPTER 14 PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    5. CHAPTER 15 RESOURCE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    6. CHAPTER 16 ASSET PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    7. CHAPTER 17 MANAGING THE MULTI-PROJECT ENVIRONMENT — THE CRITICAL CHAIN APPROACH
    8. CHAPTER 18 REDUCING NEGATIVE HUMAN BEHAVIOR
    9. CHAPTER 19 PMO ORGANIZATION MODELS
    10. CHAPTER 20 PMO ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    11. CHAPTER 21 INPUTS AND OUTPUTS TO A PMO
    12. CHAPTER 22 PMO MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
    13. CHAPTER 23 EPM TOOLS AND THEIR VALUE ON PROJECT DELIVERY
    14. CHAPTER 24 PMO, PMI, AND THE PMBOK®
  13. PART IV: IMPLEMENTING A PMO
    1. CHAPTER 25 THE EXECUTIVE PROPOSAL IN DETAIL
    2. CHAPTER 26 OBTAINING EXECUTIVE BUY-IN
    3. CHAPTER 27 THE PMO VALUE PROPOSITION MATURITY MODEL — WHERE IS YOUR PMO?
    4. CHAPTER 28 THE ROAD MAP TO IMPLEMENTING A PMO EXECUTIVES WILL EMBRACE
    5. CHAPTER 29 SUSTAINING THE PMO VALUE — MOVING FROM THE SUPPLY SIDE TO THE MARKET SIDE
    6. CHAPTER 30 CONCLUSIONS
  14. APPENDIX A THE PMO MATURITY MODEL
  15. BIBLIOGRAPHY