Appendix A

Answers to Exercises and Case Studies

EXERCISE 1–1 GETTING STARTED

1. What is the project that must be accomplished?

Establish a Project Management Office (PMO) in our organization.

2. Why are we doing this project? How will the project benefit us if it is successful?

Several recent projects have failed. The CEO believes that a PMO may improve our project performance. In addition, many of our competitors already have PMOs, and there is a fear that this will allow them to pull ahead in the marketplace. Because the deadline of the project is the annual stockholders’ meeting, this implies that there is a concern that stockholders may have a negative opinion of our management if we do not establish a PMO capability.

3. When must the project ...

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