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Business Driven PMO Setup by Mark Perry

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13

Project Management Office Passion: Where Does It Come From?

The cartoon shown in Figure 13.1 brings to mind the famous expression and its many incantations, “one man’s pleasure is another man’s pain.” It is not so much the concept of Schadenfreude or Roman holiday in which delight is derived from the suffering of others that is intriguing, rather the simple premise that two people of relatively similar backgrounds in terms of education, job position, and skills can view the same task as enjoyable or as a chore. In the context of today’s businesses, the passion for the project management office (PMO) is an excellent example of one of those things that elicits varying responses that differ greatly from one business professional to the next. ...

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