A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts

PM WORLD Book Review

pmwj29-dec2014-Gan-BOOKBook Title: A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts
Author: Dennis L. Bolles, PMP and Darrel G. Hubbard, P.E.
Publisher: PBMconcepts
List Price:   US$34.95
Format: Hard cover; 273 pages
Publication Date:   2012
ISBN: 978-0-9858484-0-8
Reviewer:      Johnny Gan
Review Date:            October, 2014

Introduction to the Book

A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concept, like its name, it’s a collection of information on PMO case studies, which introduces Project Business Management (PBM) concept on the new generation of the PMO. Based on actual PMO experiences, each case study in this book illustrates the best practices, governance structures, and results of organizations that have successfully implemented formal PMOs.

This is not Dennis L, Bolles and Darrel G. Hubbard’s first collaboration. In 2007, they worked together and completed the book, named The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management. Dennis L, Bolles is the President of DLB Associates, LLC and has more than 40 years of experience in multiple industries providing business and project management professional services. Darrel G. Hubbard is President of D.G. Hubbard Enterprises, LLC providing executive consulting and assessment services over 45 years. As they mentioned in the book preface, this book combined their 85 years of practical experience to provide a business oriented view and a business construct of the key functions of a new PMO.

Enterprises are now addressing the growing pressures from widespread competition and the global economy, to deal with these global business challenges, the organizations have to establish enterprise-wide offices to prioritize their resources, projects, and programs to more efficiently achieve business results and value, and improve the alignment of project execution with corporate strategy.

Another driving force influencing organization to establish enterprise-wide offices is they have to focus on their own advantages to keeping the leading position in the market.

The trend to develop enterprise-wide PMOs will continue to increase; many will apply the Project Business Management Concepts in this book. 


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About the Reviewer

Johnny-GanJohnny Gan, PMPflag-china

Texas, USA

Johnny Gan had many years of software R&D experience at HRsmart.com (http://www.hrsmart.com/), and was working as consultant at Yoh (http://www.yoh.com/) Company, which helped industry leading companies get superior value from their investments. Mr. Gan received his MS degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA, and is also certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP®). He has been an active member of PMI for several years. Johnny can be contacted at [email protected] .

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