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Best Business Audiobook
Best Business
Written by: 
Michael Nir
Narrated by: 
Dave Wright
Best Business Audiobook

Best Business: The Agile PMO - Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Mana, Business Agile Leadership, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

The revealed secrets of the shocking truths about global PMO colossal failures and how to work around them. Uncovered truths:

  • How to avoid a tactical PMO - in which MBA graduates fill the role of secretaries - I know you are asking now - how can it be possible that companies pay 100K $ salaries for administrative work, aren't you? - Read the book and know the answer
  • What are the signs of a process obsessed PMO - in which the project managers are cringing under the whip of the PMO and how to set them free!
  • Limited Vision - When the PMO is in love with the lavish tools - and promotes death by SharePoint - what do you do?
  • The Ultimate Program Life Cycle Inflicting PMO - do you know how to recognize it and provide real value

Exclusive and Genuine Concepts - What is your value from Best business: The Agile PMO

  • Alignment with Business ensuring Value over process
  • Launching a PMO that is Lean and Mean
  • Presented in an easy to follow case study!
  • Best practice approach for integrating Agile approaches with traditional overarching linear approaches

Best business: The Agile PMO provides answers now to all these challenging questions. You will learn to recognize and avoid the PMO traps. Research has proven that most PMOs will be disbanded and flushed away in two years after rollout - make sure yours doesn't.

©2013 Michael Nir (P)2014 Michael Nir

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    Leporello 08-15-14
    Leporello 08-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Nothing Agile about the Agile PMO"

    This "book" is terrible. Despite the title, only the last couple of chapters discuss Agile and they do so in an ignorant and disparaging way. Referring to Agile practitioners as "zealots" is not exactly an objective approach.

    Even the first 90 percent of the book which attempts to cover traditional Project Management is all anecdote and no content. I am glad it was only a couple hours long otherwise I would have just given up.

    The author insists on jamming Agile methodologies into Waterfall reporting without any regard to the strides that have been made in the past couple of years with Scaling Agile.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark A. Mccoy 02-08-16 Member Since 2016

    20 Years Freelance / Financial, Software, Nonprofit, MBA - Project Manager

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    "Great read!"

    this was a well written and spoken book. I really enjoyed it. I will continue to listen to it again to fine tune my understanding Agile PMO.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Jones 06-19-15
    Ben Jones 06-19-15
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    "Narration is dull"

    The narration of the book got in the way of content. The dull presentation made it difficult to focus on principles being discussed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Salmon Israel 01-19-15
    A. Salmon Israel 01-19-15

    Avithegoodguy

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    "Smart point of view"

    Highly important read for any PM and PMO. You better read this to become efficient.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris C Sydney, Australia 12-26-14
    Chris C Sydney, Australia 12-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "great book and hugely relevant"

    highly recommended to any in or about to embark on a modern PMO. if your PMO isn't creating value it shouldn't exist.

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    Yael 12-11-14
    Yael 12-11-14
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    "Exactly what i was looking for"
    Where does Best Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely a keeper for moving towards hybrid development and business melded together; It works! You'll find it worth your ear


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Jonghyuck Jung Seoul, Korea (South) 11-03-14
    Shawn Jonghyuck Jung Seoul, Korea (South) 11-03-14 Member Since 2015

    I love to listen.

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    "Compact but pragmatic introduction to Agile PMO"
    Would you listen to Best Business again? Why?

    I have listened to this book 2 times already. The book conveys very practical and interesting anecdotes and solutions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The real-life failure stories


    Which character – as performed by Dave Wright – was your favorite?

    Dave performed very well, quite comfortable to listen.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The only down side are bell sound after the questions. The volume of the bell is somewhat annoying.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Onedmc
    6/7/16
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    "This is not about Agile"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It is so off the mark that this could not possible make a 4 start. The title is agile PMO but no agile techniques are discussed this is about traditional PMO.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Nir again?

    Perhaps


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointment as there is nothing insightful in the content.


    Any additional comments?

    If the title of the book was "Approaches to building (traditional) a PMO" then I could have given it an honerable review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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