PMO Governance

Practical Strategies to Govern Portfolio, Program, and Project Delivery

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
270 Pages
Reviewed on 09/30/2019
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Author Biography

Eugen Spivak is a multi-award-winning author, strategic advisor, and business coach.

For more than two decades, he has been providing management consulting and advisory services, and coached business leaders from Fortune 100 to Small and Medium Enterprises. Eugen's recommendations and leadership enabled companies to execute strategies, achieve efficiencies, and increase revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars.

Eugen Spivak is an established business author. His bestselling book, "PMO Governance," won 10 book awards.

Eugen is the founder of the Canadian Institute of International Business (, an organization dedicated to bringing practical and hands-on business education for modern business leaders. Eugen is a Fellow of the Association of Management Experts. He has an MBA and a number of leading industry designations covering corporate governance, IT governance, program and project management, audit, risk management, and change management.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

PMO Governance: Practical Strategies to Govern Portfolio, Program, and Project Delivery is a work of non-fiction focused on the business world, and was penned by author Eugen Spivak. With a specific aim to establish and improve Project Management Offices to their maximum level of efficiency, the guidebook separates into twelve informative sections to give a comprehensive view of the purpose of PMO, how to diagnose ineffective elements, and later focuses on governance and leadership implementation. The volume includes active and specific strategies that can be immediately applied to the reader’s current work, as well as many examples of how and why such strategies are already working in contexts from Spivak’s own experiences.

Even if you are new to the world of PMO and just starting out in this area, the informative and concise narration of author Eugen Spivak will no doubt educate and inspire you on an accessible level. Spivak’s personal tone gives a nice overlay to the information, interweaving with practical examples from his own life whenever appropriate to give strong conviction and justification to his ideas. A major strength of the work is also its high level of organization, from chapter structure to subheadings, front and back matter. Everything is so easily accessed and kept to concise sections for clear reference, making this a book you can take with you at every stage of the project process. Overall, PMO Governance: Practical Strategies to Govern Portfolio, Program, and Project Delivery delivers exactly what it promises, and is an essential guide for all project managers to read and use.

Outstanding book!

I liked this book very much. This book is an exceptional gem, and an asset to both new PMs - to provide an initial overview of the Project Management Office, and to seasoned practitioners - to improve the project management discipline.

Mr. Keagan Habekellett

The book PMO Governance "Practical Strategies to Govern Portfolio, Program, and Project Delivery" by author Eugen Spivak strives to standardize and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects.

This book is Canada Book Award Winner!

"PMO Governance: Practical Strategies to Govern Portfolio, Program, and Project Delivery" book has just won highly prestigious Canada Book Award!

Canada Book Awards honors Canadian authors and recognizes books for their outstanding accomplishment, timeliness of the book's merit, and contribution to the world.

Mike Novic

This book is an Award Winner in the Business: Reference category of the 2019 Best Book Awards - by American Book Fest

Richard Bloom

The book includes many practical insights that are of the utmost importance for anyone practicing Project Management, Program Management, or Portfolio Management. The author has a way of getting highly complex information across very simply, in practical and easy to understand terms even to non-project management practitioners. Such knowledge and truly practical insights only come from the depth of expertise, for which I am very grateful to Mr. Spivak.