The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition – new book published by CRC Press


12 September 2013 – Florida, USA – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition, by Gerard M. Hill. Published in September, this new edition of a best seller extends the According to the CRC release: The book identifies five progressive PMO development levels to help you identify which level is best for your organization. Updates to this edition 9/12/13 concepts and considerations of modern project management into the realm of project management oversight, control, and support. Illustrating the implications of project management in today’s organizations, the book explains how to use the project management office (PMO) as a business integrator to influence project outcomes in a manner that serves both project and business management interests.

130912-pmwj15-Hill-IMAGEAccording to the CRC release: The book identifies five progressive PMO development levels to help you identify which level is best for your organization. Updates to this edition include:

  • A refinement of the 20 PMO functions that guide PMO setup and operations
  • A new section that provides an effective evaluation of PMO maturity indicators based on the prescribed 20 PMO functions presented in the handbook
  • A new section on Establishing a Project Management Office that details a comprehensive process for determining the needs, purpose, and functionality for a new PMO
  • Best practices that have cross-industry value and applicability

The book includes checklists, detailed process steps, and descriptive guidance for developing PMO functional capability. The up-to-date PMO model defined will not only help you better understand business practices in project management, but will also help you to adapt and integrate those practices into the project management environment in your organization.

Gerard Hill is the Principal of Hill Methods, LLC, and has more than 25 years experience in project management practice design and implementation, information systems integration, and business process engineering. His specialty is enabling businesses to gain and sustain a competitive edge through development and implementation of total-practice project management solutions. He has conceived and constructed processes and practices that have enabled Fortune 100 and other client organizations to realize maximum benefit from their investment in project management.

Prior to introducing Hill Methods (formerly Hill Consulting Group), Mr. Hill was with ESI International, where he served as Vice President of Technical Services. His work included responsibility for international consulting programs, technical product design and development, and knowledge management. He also served as an instructor and frequent public forums speaker during his tenure with ESI.

Mr. Hill, as an internationally recognized thought leader, has led or contributed to the design and development of project management methodologies currently deployed by organizations around the world. He is the architect of capability and maturity assessments for business and project management. He also has particular expertise in designing and developing practical Project Management Office (PMO) solutions.

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The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition; by Gerard M. Hill; published by CRC Press, © 2014, 741 pp., hard cover, ISBN 9781466566316; $89.95,  for more information, go to http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466566316

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