Nov 22, 2010

Your Reading List ...

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Human Capital, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization, Site News | 1 Comment

As usual, a flurry of book releases coincided with the fall project management conferences, and PM Solutions made a strong showing with multiple publications of new content and thought leadership.

Most importantly, of course, the Second Edition of Kent Crawford's seminal work, The Strategic Project Office, came out just before the PMI Global Congress in October. This updated version of the book contains quite a bit new information - not surprisingly, since the world of PMOs has changed dramatically since the book was first sent to press in 2001.Specifically, we added data from several of the many research studies related to PMOs that were carried out in 2001 - 2009 by the Center for Business Practices (now PM Solutions Research), along with a couple case descriptions of winning PMOs in the PMO of the Year competition, which was inaugurated in 2006, additional information of staffing a complex enterprise PMO, and some coverage of social media in the PMO ... among other things. And, of course, we updated the book to the new PMI standard.

But that's not all. Kent (with some editorial help from yours truly) also has chapters in two other new books on topics related to establishing and managing the enterprise PMO:

The PMOSIG Program Management Office Handbook: Strategic and Tactical Insights for Improving Results, edited by Craig Letavec and Dennis Bolles, and

The AMA Handbook of Project Management, Third Edition, edited by Paul C. Dinsmore and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin.

Speaking of books, if you haven't already gotten a copy of our 2005 book, Optimizing Human Capital with a Strategic Project Office, we are proud to be the subject of an upcoming giveway on one of the world's most widely-read PM blogs, The Girl's Guide to Project Management. Check it out and enter to win your copy.


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Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin says:

In more book news, we were thrilled to see that the new Strategic PMO book make PMI’s home page last week:

And, PM Forum announced the winners of free copies of The AMA Handbook of PM. Thanks to AMACOM Books for participating in this program to promote good reading in PM—and double thanks to PM Forum for thinking it up. You can read more about the PM Giveaways program at

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 9:15 pm

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