Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

SECTION I Establishing the PMCoE 1

CHAPTER 1 Introduction 3

The Driving Forces 4

Giving It a Name 7

The Importance of Positioning 10

Project Management Must Be Viewed as a

Business Function 11

Organization Structure 12

PMCoE Organization Roles 14

Summary 14

CHAPTER 2 Initiating the PMCoE Project 19

Assess Knowledge and Skill Levels 19

Writing a Charter 21

Writing a Scope Statement 22

Assembling Project and Steering Teams 24

Hold a Kick-off Event 25

Create Task Force Teams 28

Four Key PMCoE Elements 29

Summary 32

CHAPTER 3 Creating and Managing A

Project Portfolio 35

Identifying Organizational Goals and Objectives. . . . 35

Achieving Corporate Goals and Objectives 36

Hosin Kanri 38

Establish Project Portfolios 42

Capacity and Capability 43

The Project Portfolio and Capital Budget Plan 47

New Opportunities 48

Managing the Project Portfolio 48

PMCoE Logo 55

Summary 56

CHAPTER 4 Key Ingredients of a Methodology. . 57

Key Ingredients 58

Generic Methodology 59

Creating Classifications 61

Minimum Requirements for Early Implementers. . . . 62

Distributing a Project Management Methodology . . . 69

Summary 71

CHAPTER 5 Education and Training;

Critical Success Factors 73

The Importance of Education and Training 74

Elements of an Education and Training Program. . . . 74 The Internal Project Management

Certification Program 77

Developing the Education and Training Program . . . 78

Summary 79

CHAPTER 6 Ready-Set-Go! 81

Performing a Readiness Review 82

Post Project Reviews 84

Summary 85

CHAPTER 7 Maturity Takes Time 87

Stages of Maturity 93

Benchmarking 96

Summary 99

SECTION II

Project Management Methodology Guidelines. . . . 101

CHAPTER 8 Introduction to a Methodology________103

Vision 103

Purpose 103

Implementation 104

Methodology Overview 104

Core Process Integration 105

Project Phase Definitions 106

Project Levels 106

CHAPTER 9 Project Authorization 115

Section Overview 115

Project Request 115

Project Charter 116

CHAPTER 10 Project Initiation 119

Section Overview 119

Project Initiation Process 119

CHAPTER 11 Project Planning 123

Section Overview 123

Project Planning Process 123

CHAPTER 12 Project Execution 127

Section Overview 127

Project Progress Reporting Cycle Process 127

Project Issues Resolution Process 128

Project Change Control Process 131

CHAPTER 13 Project Closing 139

Section Overview 139

Post Project Review Process 139

Metrics Reporting Process 140

CHAPTER 14 Education and Training 147

Section Overview 147

Education and Training Goals 147

Education and Training Requirements 147

Education and Training Curriculum 150

Appendix A 169

Appendix B 189

Index 235

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