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PMCoE ToC

   

 

Table of 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