The State of the PMO 2015

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In 2013 we found out just how popular PMOs had become in organisations in ESI’s last Global State of the PMO. This year the survey is being launched again to see how PMOs are now faring two years on. You can take part in the survey here This is the ...

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Becoming an Agile Organisation

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Agile organisations put their customers at the centre of everything they do. In Agile Organisations First, Agile Projects Second it was highlighted that agile organisations work hard to understand what the real values and benefits of what they do really means to their customers. It is this mindshift that is ...

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The PMO – What Does it Stand For?

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I have been told by others, both inside and outside the profession and even that ultimate source Wikipedia that it stands for: Programme Management Office Project Management Office Portfolio Management Office The P can mean different things to different organisations which is what often leads to confusion around what the ...

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Four Steps to the PMO Value Improvement

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In today’s economy, every company and organisation is struggling to do more with less, and performance is paramount. This is true for public and private sector entities, as well as for non-profits. Which is why, in order to prevail in lean times, it’s essential to optimise every operation of your ...

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Risks and Issues – They are not the same!

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If you talk with me long enough, you will find that I have conflicting opinions about the profession I love so much. Riddled with pretentious buzzwords and often hostage to the marketing professionals, project management is still one of the greatest competitive advantages a company has. In this post, I ...

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The Business Analyst Trends for 2015

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One year on and the trends for the Business Analysis community are taken up a notch as the focus shifts to bedding in the BA role within projects and within organisations. Each year ESI publish trends and predictions for both project management and business analysis and in this article we ...

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The Challenges of the Agile PMO

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I recently came across the following story: The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the water close to Japan has not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went further than ever. The further the fishermen went, the longer it ...

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Why are IT projects different?

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I love working in IT. It’s so varied and IT projects range from kitting out new buildings with computers and telephones to designing bespoke apps. Although all projects in all sectors have their challenges, there are some unique considerations for IT projects. Let me tell you why IT projects are ...

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