P3O Overview from OGC /TSO

Posted by Kevin Brady on Mon 11th August 2008 at 08:45 PM, Filed in PMO

I have been fortunate to be one of the P3O reviewers supporting the publication of this book of PMO best practices. Whilst I can’t disclose the contents of this first draft or whether I think it is going to be a success or failure I can talk about P3O press releases.

I have just received a FREE Newsletter this morning (Portfolio, Programme, Project and Risk Management News 1st Edition Summer 2008). It’s full of P3O and some hints of what it is going to contain. Some of the headline statements concerning its contents run as follows:-

  • P3O lifecycle
  • Value proposition for a PMO
  • Different P3O models
  • Functions & Techniques
  • Appendices including roles /responsibilities /sizing model.

All very exciting stuff and I suggest that if you are interested then either stay tuned to my blog or get on the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

My view of the “Product Description” industry is expecting from this book runs as follows:-


    • How to Promote the PMO concept
    • How to develop a PMO business case
    • What is best practice in terms of the set-up, running of a PMO
    • The pros and cons of different PMO models
    • How they might go about designing a PMO blueprint and right sizing it to the size of programme being executed
    • What is a typical PMO lifecycle and what strategies, plans and reviews are required to set-up and govern the workings of a PMO
    • What templates might be needed and where to source these from
    • How to recruit PMO staff and what to look for in terms of skills, knowledge and attributes

    Let’s hope in the autumn when the book is published that all of the above is covered in enough detail to make aspiring PMO managers feel empowered to confidently set-up their own best practice PMO’s.

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