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Business Driven PMO Setup by Mark Perry

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Mission, Goals, and Objectives: Business Driven vs Theory-Driven

For many project management offices (PMOs), Figure 1.1 paints an all too familiar picture. Rather than focusing on mission, goals, and objectives like the other business units in the company must do, many organizations skip this important step altogether during the initial setup of the PMO, delving right into strategies and tactics. Far too often the first order of business is to evaluate and select the best-fit PMO model from the many theoretical approaches that are presented and discussed at length within the project management community. Then, based upon the PMO model selected, there is a thorough discussion and debate about what the roles and responsibilities of the PMO ...

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