The Strategic Project Office, Second Edition

  • 5h 51m
  • J. Kent Crawford
  • CRC Press
  • 2011

The second edition of this award-winning reference provides step-by-step instructions for establishing and maturing a project management office (PMO). Concise and easy to read, The Strategic Project Office, Second Edition covers the four primary areas of knowledge and practice regarding the PMO: governance and portfolio management, resource optimization, organizational change, and performance measurement.

Winner of the 2001 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award from the Project Management Institute, the first edition introduced the concept of PMO as a strategic resource. This second edition adds reporting on cutting-edge research on the status and roles of today’s PMO, highlights best practices, and includes case studies of award-winning PMOs. It explores the various aspects of planning and implementing the strategic PMO and provides readers with an assessment model for measuring PMO practice maturity.

New to the Second Edition:

  • New and updated information on the use of collaborative and social media tools in project management
  • New chapters on Project Portfolio Management and aligning projects and strategy
  • New information on using the Strategic Project Office as a strategy management center
  • Updated content that reflects the latest version of the PMBOK® Guide

About the Author

J. Kent Crawford, PMP (project management professional), is founder and CEO of Project Management Solutions, Inc. (PM Solutions), a management consulting and training firm headquartered in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. The company specializes in applying the project management discipline throughout organizations to improve enterprise business performance. Prior to establishing PM Solutions, Crawford served as president and chairman of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Crawford is a recipient of the PMI Fellow Award and the award-winning author of The Strategic Project Office: A Guide to Improving Organizational Performance (for which he won the 2002 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award from PMI), Project Management Maturity Model: Providing a Proven Path to Project Management Excellence, and Optimizing Human Capital with a Strategic Project Office. His latest book, Seven Steps to Strategy Execution, provides the framework for organizations to execute and deliver corporate strategy through the use of Strategy Performance Management.

In this Book

  • The Strategic Project Office, Second Edition
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • The Project Management Office Concept, Then and Now
  • The Strategic PMO—Aligning Projects and Strategy
  • PMO Business Case, Organization Structure, and Functions
  • The Starting Gate―Assessing Your Current Condition
  • PMO Planning, Preparation, and Strategy
  • Establishing a Project―Management Methodology and PMO Governance
  • Project Portfolio Management and the Strategic PMO
  • The Strategic People Management Office―Human Capital and the PMO
  • The Technical Infrastructure—Using IT to Facilitate Project Collaboration and Performance Measurement
  • Changing Organizational Culture
  • Knowledge Management and the PMO―Tracking Benefits and Learning from Experience
  • The State of the PMO 2007 to 2008
  • Selected PMO of the Year Award Winners (2007 and 2008)
  • Project Management Assessment and Recommendation Report