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Business Driven PMO Setup by Mark Perry

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Managing Projects: Think Process, Not Methodology

The key to having a useful and usable approach for managing projects is to think process, not methodology. In fact, when it comes to words that conjure up mixed emotions, heated debates, and differences of opinions among those involved in the project efforts of a company, there is no word more capable of opening up Pandora’s Box than methodology. Methodology can be, and often is, perceived differently by different people (see Figure 3.1). For many people methodology is a good thing. It presents a formalized way to manage projects and it demonstrates a level of project management capability and skill that is an order of magnitude better than the skill associated with managing projects informally ...

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