Table Of Contents

Part I: Setting the Stage for a Successful PMO Implementation

Chapter 1 Introduction — Building a PMO That Executives

Embrace 3

Chapter 2 The Right People, the Right Tools, the Right Data, the

Wrong Result — Why PMO Implementations Fail 23

Chapter 3 What Is a PMO and What Should a High-Value

PMO Do? 39

Chapter 4 Moving Project Management from the Cost Model to the Throughput Model 55

Part II: Strategic Planning — Choosing the Right Project Mix

Chapter 5 Strategic Planning — The Number One Reason for

Project Manager Stress 69

Chapter 6 Applying Deming, Goldratt, and Six Sigma to

Systems Thinking 79

Chapter 7 The Eight Major Subsystems That Strategic Planning and Project Management Must Address 93

Chapter 8 The 4 x 4 Approach to Strategic Planning 117

Chapter 9 The Right Marketing Projects 135

Chapter 10 Securing the Future — The 10-Year Advantage Via

Theory of Constraints 145

Part III: The PMO in Detail

Chapter 11 The Governance Board and Prioritization

Management 155

Chapter 12 Linking Project Progress to Strategic Objectives —

The Executive Radar Screen 175

Chapter 13 Delivery Management and Acceleration 191

Chapter 14 Project Portfolio Management 207

Chapter 15 Resource Portfolio Management 241

Chapter 16 Asset Portfolio Management 253

Chapter 17 Managing the Multi-Project Environment —

The Critical Chain Approach 259

Chapter 18 Reducing Negative Human Behavior 273

Chapter 19 PMO Organization Models 283

Chapter 20 PMO Roles and Responsibilities 295

Chapter 21 Inputs and Outputs to a PMO 303

Chapter 22 PMO Measurement System 315

Chapter 23 EPM Tools and Their Value on Project Delivery 327

Chapter 24 PMO, PMI, and the PMBOK® 339

Part IV: Implementing a PMO

Chapter 25 The Executive Proposal in Detail 345

Chapter 26 Obtaining Executive Buy-In 359

Chapter 27 The PMO Value Proposition Maturity

Chapter 28 The Road Map to Implementing a PMO

Executives Will Embrace 383

Chapter 29 Sustaining the PMO Value — Moving from the Supply

Side to the Market Side 405

Chapter 30 Conclusions 413

Appendix A The PMO Maturity Model 417

Bibliography 423

Index 425


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