Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO)
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Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO)


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Garland, R. (2009) Project Governance: A Practical Guide to Effective Project Decision Making, London and Philadelphia, Kogan Page.
ISO (2012) ISO 21500 Guidance on Project Management, London, International Organization for Standardization [Online]. Available at iso/ home/ standards.htm [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (Accessed 28 September 2013).
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PMI (2013) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI BoK Guide), 5th edition, Pennsylvania, USA, Project Management Institute Inc.

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