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Building Project Management Centers of Excellence

Book Description

It's been shown again and again that business components from R & D to systems, engineering to manufacturing can benefit from a project-centered management approach. Now, organizations that have had success at the departmental or divisional level are taking the project management approach to new levels, adopting PM standards into across-the-board management philosophies and business strategies.

This new model is known as the Project Management Center of Excellence. PMCoEs need every group within the organization to work under the PM model, but more important, they need the proper tools to implement PM standards in new areas. A crucial tool in developing project management objectives across the company, this book covers:

  • Positioning project management as a business strategy

  • Creating and managing an organizational PM portfolio

  • Education, training, and internal PM certification programs

  • Classifying projects, benchmarking, and mapping a methodology.

  • Includes templates, figures, definitions, and a free CD-ROM featuring a complete methodology and guidelines for establishing a department of project management.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Preface
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Establishing the PMCoE
      1. Introduction
        1. The Driving Forces
        2. Giving It a Name
        3. The Importance of Positioning
        4. Project Management as a Business Function
        5. Organization Structure
        6. PMCoE Organization Roles
        7. Summary
      2. Initiating the PMCoE Project
        1. Assess Knowledge and Skill Levels
        2. Writing a Charter
        3. Writing a Scope Statement
        4. Assembling Project and Steering Teams
        5. Hold a Kick-off Event
        6. Create Task Force Teams
        7. Four Key PMCoE Elements
        8. Summary
      3. Creating and Managing a Project Portfolio
        1. Identifying Organizational Goals and Objectives
        2. Achieving Corporate Goals and Objectives
        3. Hosin Kanri
        4. Establish Project Portfolios
        5. Capacity and Capability
        6. The Project Portfolio and Capital Budget Plan
        7. New Opportunities
        8. Managing the Project Portfolio
        9. PMCoE Logo
        10. Summary
      4. Key Ingredients of a Methodology
        1. Key Ingredients
        2. Generic Methodology
        3. Creating Classifications
        4. Minimum Requirements for Early Implementers
        5. Distributing a Project Management Methodology
        6. Summary
      5. Education and Training; Critical Success Factors
        1. The Importance of Education and Training
        2. Elements of an Education and Training Program
        3. The Internal Project Management Certification Program
        4. Developing the Education and Training Program
        5. Summary
      6. Ready-Set-Go!
        1. Performing a Readiness Review
        2. Post Project Reviews
        3. Summary
      7. Maturity Takes Time
        1. Stages of Maturity
        2. Benchmarking
        3. Summary
    5. Project Management Methodology Guidelines
      1. Introduction to a Methodology
        1. Vision
        2. Purpose
        3. Implementation
        4. Methodology Overview
        5. Core Process Integration
        6. Project Phase Definitions
        7. Project Levels
      2. Project Authorization
        1. Section Overview
        2. Project Request
        3. Project Charter
      3. Project Initiation
        1. Section Overview
        2. Project Initiation Process
      4. Project Planning
        1. Section Overview
        2. Project Planning Process
      5. Project Execution
        1. Section Overview
        2. Project Progress Reporting Cycle Process
        3. Project Issues Resolution Process
        4. Project Change Control Process
      6. Project Closing
        1. Section Overview
        2. Post Project Review Process
        3. Metrics Reporting Process
      7. Education and Training
        1. Section Overview
        2. Education and Training Goals
        3. Education and Training Requirements
        4. Education and Training Curriculum
      8. PMCoE Tools
        1. TL-1 PMCoE CHARTER
      9. List of Standard PMMG Templates