A Compendium of PMO Case Studies – Volume II



Book Title: A Compendium of PMO Case Studies – Volume II: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts
Authors: Dennis L. Bolles and Darrel G. Hubbard
Publisher: PBMconcepts
List Price: $74.95
Format:  Soft cover, 480 pages
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-0-98584484-4-6
Reviewer:  Masood Said, PMP
Review Date: November 2018



This book, A Compendium of PMO Case Studies – Volume II. Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts is a collection of 8 case studies related to Project Management Offices (PMOs) in business environment.  This book is the second volume on the same subject written by the same authors. The first Volume ‘A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts’ was published in 2012 and is also related to PMOs in Business Environment.

The book is divided into 5 sections and 16 Chapters. Chapters 1-6 discusses the methodology used in carrying out research for compiling the book. Chapters 7-14 lists 8 case studies of 8 different PMOs in 8 different organizations. (One PMO per chapter).

It is a very informative book in which the authors, Dennis L. Bolles and Darrel G. Hubbard have carried out extensive research and have discussed, in detail, the organizations, framework, functions and other information related to the PMOs that are listed in the book.

The book has a total of 58 figures and 18 tables related to the case studies.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book has been divided into 5 Sections and 16 Chapters that are spread over 442 pages:

Section I: Project Business Management Construct, Framework, Model, and Organization.

Chapter 1 – Project Business Management (PBM) Organization
Chapter 2 – Project Business Management – The organization Models and Components

Section II: PBMO Research Methodology and 2015 Research Instrument

Chapter 3 – PBMO Case Study Research Methodology
Chapter 4 – PBMO 2015 Case Study Research Instrument

Section III: PBMO as a Business Functional Organization and PBMO Implementation and Operation

Chapter 5 – Research Results – PBMO as a Business Functional Organization
Chapter 6 – Research Results – PBMO implementation and Operation

Section IV – PMO Case Studies

Chapter 7 – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) PMO Case Study
Chapter 8 – Ministry of Health Care PMO Case Study
Chapter 9 – Mayo Clinic PMO Case Study
Chapter 10 – Jamaica National Building Society (INBS) PMO Case Study
Chapter 11 – ENTEL (Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) Case           Study
Chapter 12 – Duke Energy Corporation PMO Case Study
Chapter 13 – DTE Energy Company PMO Case Study
Chapter 14 – The Doe Run Company PMO Case Study

Section 5 – Controlling/Program Performance Monitoring and Controlling



About the Authors


The book is very useful for any organization who would be interested in setting up a Project Management Office.  The book has discussed 8 different Project Management Offices in detail as case studies. This information is very useful for anyone wanting to setup a Project Management office in different business environments. These case studies give very good information on how to setup and manage Project Management Offices in difference business environments.


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About the Reviewer

Masood Said, PMP

Lahore, Pakistan




Engr. Masood Said, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, BS.C (Mech. Engr.; MS-IT; EMBA-HR Mngt.) is a Mechanical Engineer with over 40 years of Project Management Experience. He has worked in Pakistan and the Middle East on various Oil and Gas projects. He has been a member of PMI since 2002.  Presently he is a trainer for PMP®; PMI-RMP®; PMI-ACP® certification courses. He also advises companies on optimization and improvement in processes.  Based in Lahore, Pakistan, he also travels to Dallas, Texas on a frequent basis.  Email address: [email protected]


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