Project Management Offices (PMOs) have been traditionally viewed as a horizontal discipline that can be applied to any project-centric organization. Although the basic principles a PMO can deliver are universal, each and every PMO needs to look at the unique requirements and challenges of the vertical industry they are serving in order to fully deliver the value of its role to an organization. In this episode we look at the unique character of the projects implemented by consumer goods companies and how the highly competitive nature of this industry views the role of a project management office.
We are pleased to announce that this is the first podcast in a series on project management offices, sponsored by Oracle Primavera. Today we are examining how project management offices provide the necessary visibility for success in consumer goods companies. To do this I’m sitting down with my friend and colleague, Hugh Woodward, in a two part interview.
Hugh Woodward is an industry insider, who has over 35 years of project management experience in manufacturing, construction and IT. He served two terms as Chair of the Project Management Institute and almost six years as a member of PMI's Board of Directors. Today Hugh will be sharing with us his insights and experiences of using project management offices in the consumer goods industry.
Additionally, I am pleased to announce that we are giving away a netbook to one lucky member of our community. To register for your chance, please go to our website, www.pmwarstories.com and click on the hyperlink for the Netbook Contest displayed in the sidebar. Members can only enter once per drawing and entries must be received by 11pm eastern standard time on Thursday, December 17, 2009.
If you would like to learn more about PMOs, project offices, Oracle Primavera, or managing projects in a manufacturing environment, then check out our monthly internet radio show available at www.pmwarstories.com or through apple itunes.
1. The opening of the episode – “Two Seater”
2. Interview with industry insiders – “East Ender”
3. The closing of the episode – “Electric Rodeo"