The Virtual Project Management Office: Best Practices, Proven Methods is intended to help solve problems that project managers face in developing a virtual project management office (VPMO). It is based on the authors’ experience in this dynamic technology and global environment. The book identifies and offers solutions to the most common VPMO problems encountered. To provide these answers, the authors build a framework for developing a virtual office based on over 30 years combined experience.
Based on their experience as consultants in a variety of commercial settings and as university professors, Gordon and Curlee provide a thorough review of the issues in building and sustaining a VPMO. They clarify how globalization and geographic distance change project management and how new technologies change the dynamics of management and communication.
Robert L. Gordon is currently a senior faculty member with Keller School of Management (DeVry University). Dr. Gordon earned his Doctor of Management and organizational leadership degree and his master of business administration from the University of Phoenix, and an undergraduate degree in history from UCLA. He has been active in project management and supply chain management for over twenty years. During that time, he has been involved with the construction of ten different passenger vessels and involved with multiple ERP-related projects.
Wanda Curlee is a Program Management Consultant for a Fortune 500 company, with her primary clients in the U.S. federal government. She has been a consultant in various organizations and industries including telecoms, insurance, and technology. She has a doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix and has authored papers on virtual project teams, complexity theory and project management, and virtual project management offices. Wanda Curlee is an adjunct professor at Northcentral University, Kaplan University, and the University of Phoenix.
The Virtual Project Management Office: Best Practices, Proven Methods, by Robert L. Gordon and Wanda Curlee; published by Management Concepts; 2011; 232 pages, soft cover, US$45.00; ISBN: 978-1-56726-
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