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Ignition Guide to Establishing a Project Management Center of Excellence

Published: 05 February 2019

ID: G00706459

Analyst(s): Research and Development Research Team


R&D leaders struggle to achieve project management efficiency due to inconsistent project management approaches and absence of internal expertise for troubleshooting issues. This guide helps R&D leaders establish a project management center of excellence for providing critical capability support.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Prepare to Establish the COE

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Determine the COE Scope


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Create the COE Staffing Plan


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Launch the COE


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the COE’s Effectiveness

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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