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Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO: Multiplying ROI at Warp Speed by Steve Rollins, Gerald Kendall

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THE RIGHT PEOPLE,THE RIGHT TOOLS,THE RIGHT DATA, THEWRONG RESULT —WHY PMOIMPLEMENTATIONSFAIL

RECOGNIZING THE NEED FOR A PMO

One key difference between successful and unsuccessful executives lies in their ability to execute.* Executives must deliver in two key areas — ongoing operational results and improvement efforts. The PMO is the vehicle to help executives deliver on their improvement effort goals.

Functional managers are continuously evaluated by senior management, their peers, and their subordinates, for their ability to make things happen quickly. “Goodness” is perceived if there is a measurable gain at least quarterly, if not weekly. ...

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