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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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A competent and well-staffed project office (also called a program management office, a project management center of excellence, a project support team, and many similar names) brings many benefits, such as:

  • Use of high-end software tools for project management while avoiding excess investment in training and tool deployment through centralization

  • Improved cross-project resource planning and management

  • Better support for distributed and global projects

  • Avoidance of the “too many projects” problem through coherent portfolio management

Functions performed by staff members of a project office include:

  • Facilitating project start-up workshops

  • Support for project plan development and communications planning

  • Consistent and efficient creation of ...

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