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Managing The PMO Lifecycle: 2nd Edition
A Step by Step Guide to PMO Set-up, Build-out and Sustainability
by Waffa Karkukly

Managing the PMO Lifecycle (PMOLC) is a collective effort to highlight what goes into the set-up, the build-out and the sustainability of the Project Management Offices (PMOs). It provides the drivers, the benefits and the know-how.The book’s main purpose is to be a reference guide for practitioners investing in setting up, building-out or supporting PMOs through providing a practical step by step guide and practical case studies.

"Whether you are sustaining success with your PMO, starting up a new one, or even thinking about transforming one, the PMOLC clearly articulates that not one size fits all - what must bring the greatest value to your organization is key to your design principle and ultimate success. A wealth of insights that all leaders and practitioners will benefit from." Ian Laliberté ,Vice-President, PMO, IT Strategy and Change MBA, PMP, Prince2 Practitioner "Dr. Karkukly’s research takes a fresh and practical look at PMOs. It clarifies much of the confusion that surrounds the establishment of corporate PMOs. It clarifies much of the confusion that surrounds the establishment of corporate PMOs and gives practical advice to anyone embarking on the establishment of a PMO. The book also provides an excellent summary of current research on PMOs. I would recommend her book to PMO managers and consultants." Werner Meyer, MSc PM, PMP, OPM3, Managing Director, ProjectLink Consulting (Pty) Ltd "This book covers the set-up, build-out, and sustainability of PMOs. If you need a practical guide in establishing and maintaining a PMO, and you are looking for ways to realize the benefit of linking PMO to corporate governance, then this book is an indispensable resource." John A. Estrella, PhD, CMC, PMP / President, Agilitek Corporation

Dr. Waffa Karkukly (PMP, ACP, CMP) is the Principal and Managing Director of Global PMO Solutions with over 20 years’ experience in IT, project management, and PMO establishments. Waffa has extensive experience in project management and particular expertise in establishing practical PMOs and revitalizing and assessing the value propositions of existing PMOs to ensure alignment with organizational strategy. She has helped Fortune 100, midsize and, small-sized organizations improve their project management practices and PMO establishments through building scalable standards and proven solutions that improve their delivery process. Prior to establishing Global PMO Solutions, Waffa held many positions, ranging from big 5 to small startups, where she was responsible for establishing PMOs that included portfolio, building governance models, and benchmark process improvement. She helped organizations achieve their value proposition through building and sustaining transformational change management to improve their delivery and performance. Waffa holds a BSc in Information Systems from DePaul University, an MIT from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. from the SKEMA School of Business. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), and Certified Change Management Practitioner (CMP). Waffa is an author, coach, and active industry member who has many publications pertaining to project management, PMOs, and change management. She is a frequent speaker, presenter, and panelist at the international level at various project management events and forums.


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