• Publisher

    J. Ross Publishing

  • Date of

    April 1, 2003

  • Book size

    448 pages

  • Format

    Hardcover & Kindle



About the book

This book is official reference material for the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) Credential Examination and  serves as a roadmap for achieving high-value enterprise strategies and superior project management results. It covers methods for optimal project selection, faster completion, efficient project portfolio management, and explicit measurement of the PMO to enhance project ROI rapidly. 

In the dynamic global economy, the Project/Program Management Office (PMO) plays an important role in implementing effective project management, making this guide a valuable resource to transform your PMO into a value machine and meet evolving organizational needs efficiently.

AIPMO Review

Rating: 7.1  This book is a testament to the authors’ considerable expertise in PMO and portfolio management, offering a structured and traditional approach to PMO creation that prioritizes project value maximization, an enduring principle in project management. The book is commendably clear and well-organized, with content that is accessible to a broad readership. 

While the book is an authoritative source on PMOs as of its publication, it does not extensively address more recent developments such as digitization, Agile, AI, and the evolving impact of outsourcing. The primarily US-centric perspective may not fully capture the diversity of modern global business practices, and areas such as service-oriented PMOs and lifecycle management could benefit from further exploration in future editions. 

The authors’ credibility is underpinned by their background and professional network, yet there is room for a more extensive citation framework to underpin the book’s claims, which would be invaluable for readers seeking to validate the content further. Real-world case studies are a highlight, and expanding on these with more depth and integration would enrich the reader’s understanding of the material. 

Visually, the book’s graphics are clear, though a more unified design approach could enhance the overall aesthetic and functional appeal. It serves as a valuable historical reference, encapsulating PMO strategies of the early 2000s, and while it may not fully encompass the latest business trends, it remains a foundational resource.

AIPMO 10-point scale