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Agile Portfolio Managment by Jochen Krebs

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Chapter 12. Project Management Office

A project management office (PMO) is traditionally a centralized organization that is commonly composed of a group of individuals who are experienced in project management, software development processes, or a combination of both. Especially in large hierarchical enterprises (for example, functional or matrix), the personnel of the PMO are expected to act as a communications bridge across various parts of the organization, harvest best practices across the enterprise, and leverage proven project management approaches. The PMO also prevents common project management pitfalls from occurring within the organization. Its other duties include standardization of processes and ensuring that the organization adheres ...

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