Organizational, Portfolio, Program, and Project Principles

This book gives a 360-degree view of principles and shows how they are a fundamental part of an organization, including governing the organization (organizational governance), then setting the foundations for portfolio, program, and project management.
It explains how principles relate to codes of behavior, culture, values, bias, and consequences, and provides the reader the knowledge of cause and effect. A detailed methodology, evolved over five years, is provided on how to select the principle types to increase the likelihood of a portfolio, program, and project achieving their objectives while reducing the impact of PPM challenges and systemic issues in the organization.
With this knowledge, the reader can follow the reasoning and insights into the international standards, methodologies, and their stated principles in terms of structure, scope, and applicability. They can apply the concepts in the book on how to increase the impact of the principles of the international standards and then their adoption of the relevant principles.

PMO Services and Capabilities

This book is for every PMO professional who would like to understand how to define and deliver a PMO service strategy. It is also intended as a study book for higher education in undergraduate and graduate degree courses in project, program, portfolio, and PMO management.

Part 1 of the book contextualizes PMO management, exploring how to create and embed a PMO service catalog (including capabilities) to maximize the value of the PMO services. The concepts of domain of control, domain of influence, and domain of concern are introduced and used throughout the book. These concepts are also used as the basis for assessing PMO maturity and are integral to AIPMO’s PMO maturity model. Also included in Part 1 are AIPMO’s PMO services lifecycle framework, PMO service principles, and AIPMO’s PMO competence framework, which connects PMO services to PMO capabilities.

Part 2 of the book details 227 PMO services, from which the reader may choose to design or customize their own service catalog using the PMO service catalog methodology in Part 1. To aid the reader in the development of their PMO services, the author has provided insights as well as PMO service domain principles.

PMO Principles and PMO Services Principles

This second edition is part of a book series from AIPMO that is built on a consistent set of frameworks and concepts. Since the first edition of this book in 2017, PMO services have been formalized and comprehensively described, which has helped to add another piece of the PMO puzzle on how to design, build, and operate one or more PMOs.
The second edition includes the original PMO principles and now provides context on how principles are linked to codes of behavior, culture, values, and bias. PMO services principles and PMO service domain principles have been added. The PMO services principles are described for each of the phases in the PMO services lifecycle framework. The PMO service domain principles are aligned to the PMO service domains described in AIPMO’s PMO Services and Capabilities book, published in May 2022. A method on how to select and apply any principle types (PMO principles, PMO domain principles, and PMO services principles) has been tested on the biggest megaproject in the world and included in this book.

Project Management Methodologies, Governance and Success

Project management methodologies, practices, and guidelines are the only explicit information that project managers have and, when properly maintained, should reflect the most current knowledge and guidance to achieve repeatable successful project outcomes.

The above AIPMO books are part of the course reference material (included only in the in-class package.) If you’re attending virtually, please order them on Amazon; participants from Saudi Arabia can order the books from Desert Publisher (based in Riyadh). AIPMO is currently unable to facilitate book orders for virtual participants due to various logistical challenges.​

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