The PMO Practice release Best Practice Series for Organizations to Deliver Products to Market

Leslie O. Magsalay aims to improve execution and delivering new and sustaining products for executives and organizations in The PMO Practice Booklets: Best Practice series.
Feb. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Los Altos, CA  – The PMO Practice announced today the release of The PMO Practice Booklets:  Best Practice series for executives, senior professionals in program management and organizations responsible for bringing products to the market.  

The PMO Practice and author Leslie Magsalay release three compelling articles for Program Management professionals and the Executives that lead them. Product Lifecycle Processes vs. Framework: 16 Best Practices walks PMO professionals through how to maximize product delivery effectiveness using Product Lifecycle Management.  The 16 Best Practices start with the critical Customer Focus and continue through the importance of Phase Exits. This article expands PLM beyond the boundaries of development to include the full “Concept to End-of–Life” process and brings pragmatism to adapting PLM to fit organizations and products.

Also targeted for PMO professionals, Magsalay de-mystifies Agile methodology in her article Product Lifecycle and Agile.  By explaining the methodology in its practical application as it relates to PLM, she clarifies where and how this methodology is used most effectively and differentiates it from other currently used development processes like Waterfall.  She details the shift in thinking required for XP by using a unique hypothetical team dialog that allows readers to visualize the new team dynamic. Last, but not least, she maps the process to traditional PLM phases to clarify their relationship.

For executives guiding the PMO and Product Managers engaged in defining and maintaining the product portfolio, Magsalay has provided a high-impact article on The PMO Best Practices:  Ideation/Concept Phase - Picking Winning Ideas in a company’s product portfolio.  She defines a clear path for reviewing new product ideas and making the tough choices leading up to and including the Concept Phase.  Once the portfolio is in place the article guides you through periodic review and update to keep the portfolio aligned with the company’s vision and strategy.

As always, the author, Leslie Magsalay, draws on her personal experience and leading sources to cite examples and create scenarios that help Program Management professionals better understand the skills required and methods available to get the most out of their efforts on every project and program.  She continues to deliver pragmatic insight and effective tools and methods to get PMOs to their highest level of performance.  Stay tuned for more articles in February and upcoming book releases from The PMO Practice.        

About the Author:
Leslie O. Magsalay is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of The PMO Practice.  She graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in electronic business management from Notre Dame de Namur University.  She has received lifetime achievement awards for her work in portfolio execution and operations.  As COO, Leslie led 6+ M&A program integrations for Fortune 500 clients with 2+ acquisitions. She identified/saved $5M CoGs (OpEx) in three months, which added $2.5M to the bottom line for a Fortune 500 client. In the PMO Practice Magsalay has delivered a content-rich enterprise and software solution that provides tools for portfolio management, budgets, and schedule and product lifecycle management.

About The PMO Practice:
The PMO Practice is a management consulting and executive coaching firm.  The company provides executive advise, leads program execution and models operational excellence so companies can act more efficiently and effectively in scaling operations.  Plan. Execute. Deliver. Effectively at The PMO Practice.  Since its foundation in 2011, The PMO Practice successfully delivered 20 products over three product and service offerings (management consulting, books, and events such as conferences, seminars, workshops and speaking engagements.)   As it continues to ramp up in 2012, PMO Practice will add a full calendar of conferences and an expanding suite of portfolio management and operations excellence products.

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The PMO Practice, a management consulting and executive coaching firm. The company provides executive advise, leads program execution and models operational excellence so companies can act more efficiently and effectively in scaling operations.

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