Book on Step-by-Step Guide to Set-up and Managing the PMO by Waffa Karkukly


6 March 2013 – Managing the PMO Lifecycle: A Step-by-Step Guide to PMO Set-up, Build-out and Sutatinabiliety, authored by Waffa Karkukly, was published in November 2012.  Dr Karkukly is a PMO Expert who has authored articles for the PM World Journal.

– Managing the PMO Lifecycle A Step-by-Step Guide to PMO Set-up Build-out and SutatinabilietyAccording to the book’s publicity, What goes into the set-up, build-out, and sustainability of PMOs, the drivers, the benefits, and the know-how? Managing the PMO Lifecycle talks through the PMOLC (PMO Lifecycle) and steps to help set-up, build-out, and sustain PMOs.

The book’s main purpose is to be a guide for all those wishing to know about PMO. Alongside practical advice and ideas the author includes elements of her research from a survey conducted through PMO leaders to provide results on PMOLC complexity and flow. The text also takes on controversial topics such as virtual PMO’s, PPM practices, and outsourcing along with case studies from well-known organizations that shed light on existing and emerging practices.

This book is a small contribution to years of collective effort to highlight what goes into the set-up, build-out, and sustainability of PMOs, the drivers, the benefits, and the know-how. The book’s main purpose is to serve as a guide for all those wishing to know more about PMO build and support. Whether you are an executive in an organization looking to build a new PMO or revitalize an existing one.

If you are a recently appointed PMO head and in charge of building a PMO, or are a functional (Business unit) head who is asked to work with a PMO in your organization and want to understand how to interact with this function this book will help you and your organization maximize the benefits of your interactions. If you are a student looking to become part of PMO organization and wanting to know the roles, responsibilities and how this function works with other functions, then this is a must read for you.

Waffa Karkukly is the owner and Managing Director for Global PMO Solutions, Inc. During her career, she has been involved in leading strategic change programs, quality and delivery improvement for projects, programs and portfolios and every aspect of PMO design, implementation and ongoing development for fortune 100 and startups. Dr Karkukly has a PhD in Strategic Program and Project Management and Masters’ Degree in Information Technology. She is a regular speaker on the project management circuit. Waffa is the Certificate Lead Developer for the Business Information Technology Management (BITM) certificate course at School of Continuing Studies at University of Toronto. She teaches courses ranging from foundations of project management to advanced program and portfolio management.  Waffa Brings wealth of industry experience in addition to her academic accreditations and experience.   She can be contacted at [email protected].

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Managing the PMO Lifecycle: A Step-by-Step Guide to PMO Set-up, Build-out and Sutatinabiliety, by Waffa Karkukly, published by Trafford Publishing, November 2012, hard or soft cover, 219 pages; ISBN 978- 1466968486; list price = $33.99, info at http://www.amazon.com/Managing-Lifecycle-Step-Step-ebook/dp/B00AHCUME0/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1