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Things Your PMO is Doing Wrong by Michael Hatfield

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CHAPTER 11

Maintaining the Centerpiece

Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.

—Terry Goodkind's The Sword of Truth

A functioning earned value management system is an exceptionally powerful tool, even in its simplest forms. Remember the saying “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan?” In the world of competing information streams, it is self-evident that those who control essential management information streams wield significant amounts of organizational influence and power, and significant amounts of organizational influence and power are highly coveted. I will be addressing the dangers introduced by politics and rival systems in later chapters—for now, I'll address the resistance you should anticipate coming from ...

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