Already a best practice for the majority of Fortune 500 companies, Program Management Office (PMO) is being embraced by large and small organizations eager to efficiently manage all their projects. This helpful guide introduces readers to the business reasons for having a centralized project department and explains the PMOs functions and how to set up and run a PMO. Readers will find detailed information on selecting projects, conducting project health checks, providing program management training to the organization, creating and implementing a standardized program management process, and monitoring and controlling the overall status of all current projects. The book includes key definitions as well as sample forms readers can use in completing administrative tasks and producing reports. This book is an indispensable introduction to this important and powerful trend in project management.