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Coordinating PMOs and Executives

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Executives depend on the work accomplished by project management offices for their own success, and conversely, project management offices depend on executives for their success. In a provocative 1999 article in Fortune magazine that addresses why executives fail, the authors get directly to the point and state that the number one reason for executive failure is “bad execution … as simple as that … not getting things done … not delivering on commitments.” The article also states that executives who do not deliver are three times more likely to get fired than their counterparts who are delivering. Of course, the dominant purpose of a project is getting things done.

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