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Organisational Influences and Project Cycles

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PMP Module 13 + PMBOK® Guide Chapter 2 

These notes are supplementary information that expand on the core information contained in Mosaic's PMP Exam Prep courses. Whilst not central the the PMP exam requirements the materials are intended to add value to our course notes and increase the overall richness of the materials as a project management reference resource. Topics planned for this page include (Value Creation and Success – see Benefits Realization):
Projects enable change in an organisation focused on creating a better, or more vaulable entity in the fuure, the cocept of organisational change management is discussed in WP1078; t
he relationship betwen project deliverables and the creation of organisational value are discussed in WP1078.

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Organisations create the environment within which projects and programs operate. WP1038 describe the link between the organisation and project strategy and
WP1026 outlines the 'Enterprise Environment Factors' (EEF) and 'Organisational Process Assets' (OPS) that may assist or constrain the work.
The overall Project Delivery Capability (PDC) framework needed by an organisation to successfully creaet value from its projects and programs is outlined in WP 1074 - PDC Taxonomy and the various leveld of Project Delivery Capability (PDC) in WP1079 - Project Delivery Capability.  Within this framework, the discipline of Multi-Project Management is discussed in WP1077 and the different types of program an organisation may use are outlined in WP1022.
PMOs have a high potential to contribute to governence, value creation [see more on governance and value]and the successful delivery of projects and programs, provided they are established and staffed correctly. WP1034 outline the various roles of an effective PMO, WP1080 discusses the importance of effective project reviews.

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OPM3 and OPM3 Product Suite
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OPM3 and the OPM3 ProductSuite
OPM3 is subject to separate examinations however, its operation is indicative of PMI's view of the best way for organisations to operate. For more on OPM3:
- Visit the Mosaic OPM3 home page: Mosaic's OPM3 training options are outlined on our OPM3 Training page.
- PMI Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®) 2nd Edition (Knowledge Foundation) is available free of charge to PMI members as a non-printing PDF
     For instructions on downloading the PDF see:
- Read a series of blogs posts on aspects of OPM3 
  - Blog (Nov 2008): The Maturing of OPM3
  - Blog (Jan 2009): PMI Standard Updates, OPM3 and Project Governance
- Read Mosaic's published papers on OPM3:

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