The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition

  • 13h 25m
  • Gerard M. Hill
  • CRC Press
  • 2014

This updated and completely revised edition of a bestseller extends the concepts and considerations of modern project management into the realm of project management oversight, control, and support. Illustrating the implications of project management in today’s organizations, The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition explains how to use the project management office (PMO) as a business integrator to influence project outcomes in a manner that serves both project and business management interests.

Helping you determine if a PMO is right for your organization, this edition presents a five-stage PMO competency continuum to help you understand how to develop PMOs at different competency levels and associated functionalities. It also identifies five progressive PMO development levels to help you identify which level is best for your organization. Updates to this edition include:

  • A refinement of the 20 PMO functions that guide PMO setup and operations
  • A new section that provides an effective evaluation of PMO maturity indicators based on the prescribed 20 PMO functions presented in the handbook
  • A new section on Establishing a Project Management Office that details a comprehensive process for determining the needs, purpose, and functionality for a new PMO
  • Best practices that have cross-industry value and applicability

The book includes checklists, detailed process steps, and descriptive guidance for developing PMO functional capability. The up-to-date PMO model defined will not only help you better understand business practices in project management, but will also help you to adapt and integrate those practices into the project management environment in your organization.

For anyone associated with start-up and smaller PMOs, the book explains what can be done to create less rigorous PMO functional capabilities. It also includes helpful insights for those who need to specify and demonstrate "quick-wins" and early PMO-based accomplishments in their organization.

About the Author

Gerard Hill is the Principal of Hill Methods, LLC, and has more than 25 years’ experience in project management practice design and implementation, information systems integration, and business process engineering. His specialty is enabling businesses to gain and sustain a competitive edge through development and implementation of total-practice project management solutions. He has conceived and constructed processes and practices that have enabled Fortune 100 and other client organizations to realize maximum benefit from their investment in project management.

Prior to introducing Hill Methods (formerly Hill Consulting Group), Mr. Hill was with ESI International, where he served as Vice President of Technical Services. His work included responsibility for international consulting programs, technical product design and development, and knowledge management. He also served as an instructor and frequent public forums speaker during his tenure with ESI.

Mr. Hill, as an internationally recognized thought leader, has led or contributed to the design and development of project management methodologies currently deployed by organizations around the world. He is the architect of capability and maturity assessments for business and project management. He also has particular expertise in designing and developing practical Project Management Office (PMO) solutions.

His recent work includes development of the new matrix-based ProjectPRISM Project Management Methodology, and this has been introduced in his new project management methodology publication. He has refined an approach to "PMO design and implementation" in a workshop based on the content of his PMO handbook publication. In recent years, Mr. Hill has chaired two annual and national scope Project Portfolio Management conferences in the United States. In 2008 he was an invited keynote speaker and presenter at two professional conferences in Milan, Italy; in 2009 he was a keynote speaker and presenter at the National PMI Project Management Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at the Greece PMI Chapter Congress in Athens, Greece; and in 2010 he was an invited guest speaker at the PMI Poland Congress in Warsaw, Poland. He has also written articles published in professional journals around the world, and he has presented in webinars and at technical conferences and forums.

Mr. Hill’s broad competencies are based on an extensive educational background that includes a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics (North Carolina State University), a master’s degree in Human Resource Management/Organization Development (Pepperdine University), and completion of the Advanced Management Program for Executives (Duke University, Fuqua School of Business).

Mr. Hill also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University, and he is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.

Mr. Hill is the author of two books: The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, 2nd Edition (Auerbach Publications, 2007), and The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit (CRC Press, 2010), which includes 96 tools on CD.

In this Book

  • Project Management Methodology
  • Project Management Tools
  • Standards and Metrics
  • Project Knowledge Management
  • Project Governance
  • Assessment
  • Organization and Structure
  • Facilities and Equipment Support
  • Resource Management
  • Training and Education
  • Career Development
  • Team Development
  • Mentoring
  • Project Planning
  • Project Auditing
  • Project Recovery
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Vendor/Contractor Relationship Management
  • Business Performance Management