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Building Project Management Center of Excellence has sold over 7000 copies since its release in June 2002.

 Building Project Centers of Excellence
by Dennis L. Bolles, PMP

It has been shown again and again that business components from R & D to systems, engineering to manufacturing can benefit from a project-centered management approach. Now, organizations that have had success at the departmental or divisional level are taking the Project Business Management (PBM) approach to new levels, adopting PM standards into across-the-board management philosophies and business strategies.

This new model is known as the Project Business Management Center of Excellence. PMCoEs need every group within the organization to work under the PM model, but more important, they need the proper tools to implement PM standards in new areas. A crucial tool in developing project management objectives across the company, this book covers:

  • Positioning project management as a business strategy
    • Creating and managing an organizational PM portfolio
    • Education, training, and internal PM certification programs
    • Classifyingprojects, benchmarking, and mapping a methodology.

Includes templates, figures, definitions, and a free CD-ROM featuring a complete methodology and guidelines for establishing a department of project management.

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Edited and Compiled By Dennis Bolles and Craig Letavec

Product Description

This handbook, developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Program Management Office Specific Interest Group, provides practical guidance on a variety of PMO topics in the areas of strategic and tactical management, governance and services, setup and execution, performance, and maturity. It features insightful contributions by more than twenty distinguished authors, thought leaders, subject matter experts, and practitioners from around the world. It is a desk reference that you do not want to be without.


Written and edited by recognized experts and practitioners with years of experience creating and managing successful PMOs, this book is THE authoritative source on how to leverage PMOs not only to improve strategic and tactical business results, but more importantly to boost the bottom line. --Hugh Woodward, PMP, PMI Fellow, Past PMI Chair

This handbook is a tapestry of PMO domain knowledge, perspectives, and thought leadership. PMOs of all shapes and sizes can benefit from this valuable reference. --Mark Price Perry, Author of Business Driven PMO Setup

I believe that this book is the most comprehensive source available for all things PMO, be it portfolio, program or project. I encourage everyone to read it and gain valuable knowledge and insights from the contributing authors. --Iain Fraser, PMP, PMI Fellow, Fellow PMINZ, Past PMI Chair