Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO contains thirty chapters divided up into four sections. The chapters are too numerous to list all of them here, but the sections with a sampling of chapters that caught our attention are shown below.
Part I: Setting the Stage for a Successful PMO Implementation (covers four chapters)
Chapter 1. Introduction - Building a PMO That Executives Embrace
Chapter 2. The Right People, the Right Tools, the Right Data, the Wrong Result - Why PMO Implementations Fail
Part II: Strategic Planning - Choosing the Right Project Mix (covers six chapters)
Chapter 7. The Eight Major Subsystems that Strategic Planning and Project Management Must Address
Chapter 8. The 4x4 Approach to Strategic Planning
Part III: The PMO in Detail (is by far the largest section and covers 14 chapters)
Chapter 11. The Governance Board and Prioritization Management
Chapter 14. Project Portfolio Management
Chapter 19. PMO Organization Models
Chapter 20. PMO Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 22. PMO Measurement System
Part IV: Implementing a PMO (covers six chapters)
Chapter 25. The Executive Proposal in detail
Chapter 26. Obtaining Executive Buy-In
Chapter 28. The Road Map to Implementing a PMO Executives will Embrace
The book includes an Appendix A in which an eight-level maturity model is described for a project management office.
Each chapter concludes with a summary and a set of review questions.