Winners in Drawing for The Strategic Project Office book Announced

Winners in PM GiveAways™ Drawing for 2 free copies of The Strategic Project Office by J. Kent Crawford announced by PMForum
July 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Dallas, Texas, USA — PMForum has announced the results of its 28th Drawing, the 16th drawing for free project management books, in its PM GiveAways™ Program.  The drawing for 2 FREE copies of The Strategic Project Management, a book by J. Kent Crawford and published by CRC Press in the USA was held on 20 July 2011.  Two winners were selected in the random number-based drawing.  PMForum’s PM GiveAways™ Program was launched in July 2010.

A total of 836 people in 88 countries, both record numbers for the PM GiveAways™ program, registered for this drawing.  The winners in the drawing for the free book, with country locations noted, were the following: Bruce Rodrigues (South Africa) and Chun Cui (China).

According to Bruce, “PMForum’s PM GiveAways™ program is a great way to share project management knowledge with the global subscriber base. It’s so easy – the first time I registered, I won!”

Chun Cui stated, “I am glad that I was lucky enough to get this free copy, and also many thanks to you for this activity.  This book will of course help me to improve the project management knowledge and skills in my career.”

The second edition of this award-winning reference provides step-by-step instructions for establishing and maturing a project management office (PMO). The Strategic Project Office, Second Edition covers the four primary areas of knowledge and practice regarding the PMO: governance and portfolio management, resource optimization, organizational change, and performance measurement.

Winner of the 2001 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award from the Project Management Institute, the first edition introduced the concept of PMO as a strategic resource. This second edition adds reporting on cutting-edge research on the status and roles of today’s PMO, highlights best practices, and includes case studies of award-winning PMOs. It explores the various aspects of planning and implementing the strategic PMO and provides readers with an assessment model for measuring PMO practice maturity.

J. Kent Crawford, PMP, is the founder and CEO of Project Management Solutions, Inc. (PM Solutions), a management consulting and training firm headquartered in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. The company specializes in applying the project management discipline throughout organizations to improve enterprise business performance. Prior to establishing PM Solutions, Crawford served as president and chairman of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Crawford is a recipient of the PMI Fellow Award and the award-winning author of The Strategic Project Office: A Guide to Improving Organizational Performance (for which he won the 2002 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award from PMI), Project Management Maturity Model: Providing a Proven Path to Project Management Excellence, and Optimizing Human Capital with a Strategic Project Office. His latest book, Seven Steps to Strategy Execution, provides the framework for organizations to execute and deliver corporate strategy through the use of Strategy Performance Management.

The Strategic Project Office; by J. Kent Crawford; published by CRC Press; ISBN 9781439838129; 394 pages; Hardcover; © 2010; US$79.95. Information at

PMForum’s PM GiveAways™ Program is based on periodic DRAWINGS for free educational and professional project management products and services.  PM GiveAways™ will include project management courses, books, conference passes and other valuable items.  Drawings will be held at least monthly, with the products and services to be given away announced in breaking news articles ahead of time and on PM GiveAways™ web pages.  To learn more or to register for drawings for free project management stuff, visit

About CRC Press
CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats.  Our mission is to serve the needs of scientists and the community at large by working with capable researchers and professionals from across the world to produce the most accurate and up to date scientific and technical resources.  Click to see our project management titles.

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About PMForum
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