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The Agile PMO

Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Management Office
Narrated by: Barbara H. Scott
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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Join me on the journey to delivering value! Transforming centralized portfolio management, embedded in the PMO, can truly impact the product delivery and project management organization. This is a journey to rethink our preconceptions of what a PMO is to what it must become!

A PMO creates value when, and only when, it enables educated, fact-based decisions regarding resource allocation across projects, programs, and portfolios. If, subsequent to one year of inception, the PMO cannot provide an up-to-date, accurate view of resource allocation, then it has failed in the single most important role that a PMO has in the organization.

A PMO creates value by helping the organization decide where to invest its resources for the optimal return on investment (ROI). Tools, methodology, techniques, and processes are all nice to have, but they do not constitute an objective by themselves.

Value-driven PMOs genuinely understand that they must continuously create, refine, and update the mapping of resource allocation in an organization. This is, of course, easier said than done, and most PMOs fall short of being able to produce such a representation.

Once the PMO understands what value is and the role it plays in creating value, this book provides a framework to help it transform into a value driven and agile PMO by implementing four steps:

  • Elimination of waste
  • Selection and opportunity prioritization
  • Allocating resources
  • Agile leadership

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meh

This book is more like a presentation or workshop that's been published into a book. The few key points it makes are concisely delivered in the last few chapters and appendix. It maintains a very high level message and is without any implementable specifics in setting up and maintaining a PMO.

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  • Lary
  • 09-04-17

Must listen for understanding agile in org

What did you love best about The Agile PMO?

The approach to the topic

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Agile PMO?

The four fundamental model

Any additional comments?

Listen to this book to get valuable insights

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  • Jonny
  • 07-04-17

Awesome insights into how a PMO should operate

What made the experience of listening to The Agile PMO the most enjoyable?

The relevance to my work - practical

Who was your favorite character and why?

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What about Barbara H. Scott’s performance did you like?

Flowing narration - connects well with the text

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  • Anders redander
  • 21-11-18

Strange book.

Started okay then it dropped like from a cliff.
It related to other concepts like critical chain and safe(read those instead. They are much better books and concepts).
The book added very little in it self, and the narrator when going through what sounded like mathematical calculation really lost any charm.

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  • Tania
  • 30-06-17

I glad that purchased this audiobook

What did you love best about The Agile PMO?

A lot of practical advices and deep-diving thoughts.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Author

What about Barbara H. Scott’s performance did you like?

I like her voice, intonation and pace of speech

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

PMO and hidden secrets of success

Any additional comments?

I'm listening it second time. I simply like ideas and how they presented