Magazine article PM Network

Governance and Communities of PMOs

Magazine article PM Network

Governance and Communities of PMOs

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Governance and Communities of PMOs Project Management Institute, 2Q1Z, ISBN: 9781935589488, paperback, 106 pages FEBRUARY ITEM OFTHE MONTH ATPMIMARKETPLACE During the month of February, purchase this title from Marketplace.PMI.org at the PMl member price of $19.15 (regularly $23.95). Nonmember price $23.95 (regularly $29.95)

More and more, large organizations are deploying project management offices (PMOs)1 not as single entities with broad organizational responsibilities, but as concurrent, multiple entities with individual mandates, functions and characteristics. To date, research efforts have focused almost exclusively on single PMOs.

Governance and Communities of PMOs breaks this mold with a report of international research conducted by the authors, who hail from three different countries. The report also provides a new and highly relevant multi-disciplinary approach by integrating the foundations of project management with social geography and innovation, allowing a more revealing analysis.

Practitioners and academics alike can read this report, confident that there is something in it for each group.

The report's literature review and conceptual framework is no mere listing of what has been said before. Instead, it's a comprehensive survey and discussion of the theory surrounding the matter of multiple PMOs. Readers will immediately see the authors' orientation toward knowledge management as a principal outcome of PMO implementation. To this end, the authors suggest three paradigms for PMOs: islands, networks and communities. …

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