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             The Power of Enterprise PMOs and Enterprise-Wide Project Management

"The Power of Enterprise PMOs and Enterprise-Wide Project Management" validates one of the key differentiators that sets high-performing organizations apart from less successful ones.  Dennis and Darrel have succeeded in demystifying what is sometimes perceived as an abstract concept by providing practical advice and easy to follow steps that will improve project execution and optimize project portfolios.  All project, program and portfolio managers will come away with new ideas that can be applied regardless of the size or maturity level of their PMO."

Ruth Anne Guerrero, MBA, PMP
Former PMI Standards Manager
Sr. Vice President, TD Bank, Headof US Project Management Office

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The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management is part of the growing recognition that the real value of most organizations is in their portfolio of projects. The cost of goods sold is now the relative efficiencies, or lack thereof, of a company’s project management processes. This book clearly and succinctly lays out an approach to move from simple one-off project management to enterprise-wide project optimization as a core business function. The concept of Project Business Management will be this book’s enduring legacy, as it moves the ball forward in recognizing project management as one of the most important advances for business management in the last 50 years. The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management needs to be in every PMP’s library, as well as required reading for anyone in the enterprise project management office.”

Douglas Clark, PMP
CEO and Founder, Métier, Ltd.
Holder of five patents in project portfolio management

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The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management is a “must read” for leaders as well as project/program/portfolio managers in organizations who are serious about getting the most out of their limited project resources.  This book is the best I’ve seen to date in providing practical tools and methods for establishing a successful Enterprise Project Management Office.  Dennis Bolles and Darrel Hubbard are two of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in the industry. They’ve seen it all and they’ve done it all.  The proof leaps out on every page of the book.  If your goal is to initiate the right projects at the right time and deliver the right results for your organization, this book is for you!”

Dottie Nichols, USAF ret, PMP
Former PMI Standards Manager
Senior Manager TNC Management Group

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“Dennis Bolles's and Darrel Hubbard's concept of project business management is one of the most practical organizational ideas I have ever seen. It effectively integrates project, program and portfolio management in a way most useful to anyone faced with today's pressing business problems. I was particularly impressed with the practical tone of the text and the many concrete, 'how-to' tools offered, in stark contrast with books offering little more than theory and anecdotal examples. Speaking for myself and not for PMI, this book presents a useful roadmap for anyone establishing project management in an organization.”

David Ross, PMP
Manager, Northrop Grumman
PMI Standards Project Manager – Program and Portfolio Management Standards

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“A new Challenge! Project Management that was begun with the proposition to make a single project a success has finally developed to the core competency that plays a critical business function targeting the entire organization. The authors now tackles head-on the new proposition as an initiative that top management should approach. A concept of 'Project Business Management' and 'Enterprise-wise Project Management Office (EPMO)' was created to address Project, Program, Portfolio, and related general management altogether. EPMO is the major topic, mainly talking about establishment and management of EPMO, including specific how-to Information. Though this is the book to read for top management. Those who are planning to introduce Project Management, as well as ones aiming at further improvement of business functions, should read this book for establishing thier goals. Now’s the time to make the difference!”

Kazuo Shimizu, PMP
Director (Permanent) PMI Tokyo Chapter
“One of pioneering practitioners for Project Management in Japan”

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“There is no doubt that Project Management receives an increasing interest  these days around the world within small, medium and large enterprises. This book is coming just in time to integrate all project management principles, processes, and practices inside an Enterprise and demonstrate all the power of Project Management when it is organized around a PO (Project office) or a PMO (Project Management Office) or an EPMO (Enterprise Programme Management Office), depending on Enterprise size. The 'Project Business Management (PBM)' term is also clearly setting the integrated link between Business and Project to improve significantly any kind of Business when developing Project Management best practices. This book, will give you an opportunity to discover the key elements that need to be considered when starting to implement Project Management or when planning to improve Project Management performances throughout an Enterprise. Very valuable information are provided thru real experiences and case studies, to demonstrate the benefits of a well structured approach, and also to avoid pitfalls if you try to develop only a part of the recommendations. Excellent guidance and best practices are also documented in details to guide the reader directly to the keys for success in any level of his organisation. I would like to highlight the importance of PMCOE (Project Management Center of Excellence), continuous Project Management training, Project Management qualifications and certifications, PBM (Project Business Management). As Programme Manager in a Large Company, I had the opportunity to implement and test all the aspects addressed in this very comprehensive book. Through my experience, I can confirm that when properly implemented, these recommendations are giving outstanding business results.”

Jean-Claude Dravet, PMP
Founding President of PMI France-Sud Chapter
JCD Conseil – President,
dravet@pmi-fr.org

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“This is a demonstration from someone who has done it more than once, a black belt in Building Project Management Centers of Excellence. With this intellectual capital also large and complex organizations can save a considerable amount of time and dollars. The guidelines speak for themselves, but the built in experience of mastering the difficulties and pitfalls is the real asset. If you have read the first book and got inspired, this is a must read book before takeoff.”

Eric Stein, PMP
Nordic TPS PMO leader Global Technology Services, Delivery
Nordic IMT Certified Executive Project Manager

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“It was a pleasure reading Bolles’ and Hubbards' new book The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management. Although there are other books available on the topic, Dennis and Darrel offer a fresh perspective and cover the subject from a variety of interesting angles. This book has four main pillars: 1) Governance describes how the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) and related PMOs fits into the corporate organization. It also recognizes that the power of the EPMO comes from having a sponsor at the right level in the organization, 2) Standardization describes the unique concept of 'Modern Project Management' (MPM) and the six key factors to successfully implementing MPM, 3) Capability recognizes the human elements required for project management to be successful, including how to build competency in project management, 4) Execution describes the how the EPMO puts it all in practice. Throughout the book, Dennis and Darrel also stress the practical side to setting up and running the EPMO, including templates, job descriptions, organization charts, flowcharts, survey feedback and many other visual references that supplement and reinforce the basic concepts. Read this book and take advantage of the practical takeaways that can be utilized today. It is must reading for everyone interested in PMOs and successfully implementing project management within their organization.”

Tom Mochal, PMP
President, TenStep, Inc.
Winner of the 2005 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award

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“In the book The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management Dennis and Darrel have done it again. They have mapped out a practical, useful, manageable approach to enterprise wide project management and how to maximize the return on investment (ROI) from it. As project management evolves as an industry detailed road maps like this book are priceless for successful implementations. Why not minimize the headaches and challenges, make the most of this book and make the most of project management implementation at your company.  When my PMP® Alumni ask about books for rolling out project management at their companies, The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management is my first choice. It should be yours as well.”

Tony Johnson, MBA, PMP
CEO & Founder, Crosswind Project Management, Inc.
Author of the PMP® Exam Success Series products

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“If you wish to buy just ONE book on Project Management, buy THIS book!”

Dr. Om P Kharbanda
`Peter Drucker of India' – Irnop, Sweden, Mumbai, India 400026

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“Here it is!  Finally, one powerful book where you can learn everything you need to know about implementing enterprise-wide project management in your organization.  It describes how to set up the structure, including the often-missed links between internationally-recognized standards and business management as we practice it today.  I highly recommend any organization – one that is just starting to recognize the value to one who might be sharpening the processes already in place – exploit this book to discover usable solutions and practical applications.  Help your organization use enterprise-wide project management as a competitive advantage.  With the guidelines from these experienced authors, you can’t go wrong!”

Dorothy Kangas, PMP, SCPM
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“Darrel and Dennis have done a great job of not only describing the value proposition behind enterprise project management, but also have provided a guide that can be used either in its entirety for those wanting a complete integrated solution as well as being used in smaller increments for those who are testing the water of Enterprise Project management (EPM). This book has a series of wonderful templates that are straightforward and easy to understand and implement. Good Job!”

Cynthia Berg, MBA, PMP
Medtronic Microelectronic Center
Keller Graduate School of Management

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I met Dennis during the 2010 PMOSIG Symposium in Dallas, Texas in November, and he presented me with a signed copy of his book, The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management, at that point. Despite the fact that I had my Nook with several interesting books and some unfinished ones on it, I used my 13-hour flight to read through the majority of the book, before getting to Amman, I was more than half-way finished. I like Dennis’ and Darrel’s approach in presenting complex and advanced concepts in an easy and related way. Makes reading such otherwise boring stuff very enticing, even for the non-expert audience. I believe that this book can make a very good start for the organizational Project Management Topics. They have done a good job in balancing the advanced and somewhat complicated concepts in an easy and great way!!

Nada A. Abandah, OPM3, PgMP
Founder, Consulting Manager
Intrinsic Management Services, Amman, Jordan

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