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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Show 28: Interview with Frank Parth on PMOs

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EnterPlicity: Complete Portfolio and Project Management Solutions

Show notes: In this week's show, we feature an Interview with Frank Parth, President of Project Auditors ( Frank's career as a project manager has spanned the world in many well known organizations. Most importantly, Frank has been involved in the setup of four PMOs. In today's interview, we review these PMOs, how Frank's team approached setting them up and Frank will give us his lessons learned. Like every week, we also take a look at the news, the PM events from around the world and at several helpful resources. This is also your last chance to participate in our book giveaway of two copies of Jerry Manas book titled Napoleon on Project Management (Amazon Link) - good luck to you!

This week's Helpful Resources have been suggested by B Sai Prasad, PMP from Chennai, India:

- Sai's comment: This is from, who provides set of free "quick" tools (that's what they call them) for all major activities in the project.
- Sai's comment: This is from EnterPlicity, who provide this free white paper on 10 1/2 ways to improve project teams (*.pdf). I liked each one of them.
- Sai's comment: This is from (free registration required), who provide this article on "Six essential facilitation techniques for project managers".

Project Management Events in England:

- Half Day PMI® Event in Edinburgh (Edinburgh, April 24)
- Project Management with the British Army (London, May 10th)
- Business Performance & Project Management Summitt (London, April 27-28)
- apm calendar of events (all over England)

Project Management News:

- AIPM calls for major rethink on project management to avoid skills shortage
- International Journal of Quality and reliability management plans special issue on PPM