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In the global marketplace, it is the hare, not the turtle, which always comes out on top. Those organizations that are operating with such speed are finding that by implementing a project management office (PMO) they can effectively streamline projects without sacrificing quality. This article features interviews with four PMO leaders examining issues common to all PMOs, issues related to PMO function and authority, enterprise-wide project management, personnel development, and best practices. In doing so, it looks at the role of PMOs in helping companies realize projects that accomplish organizational objectives and achieve project outcomes that generate significant business benefits. It concludes with the interviewees thoughts on the future of PMOs. Accompanying this article are four mini case histories-one for each featured PMO leader's company-that detail the impact of using PMOs to realize projects. Also accompanying this article is a sidebar graphically showing the strategic and financial impacts of imp
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