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The Virtual Project Management Office by Wanda Curlee, Robert L. Gordon

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  Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION TO THE VIRTUAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE

Before we delve deeper into our discussion of virtual project management offices, a discussion of project management offices in general is in order. There are many names for, and definitions of, the project management office (Hobbs and Aubry 2008), which can make determining whether to establish a project management office a confusing process. The Project Management Institute (PMI) gives a high-level definition of the term in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) that may help clarify its meaning. According to PMI, a PMO is:

An organizational body or entity assigned various responsibilities related to the centralized and coordinated management of those ...

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