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Optimizing Your PMO: Getting Ready for the Demands

Whether you manage a large team in an innovation giant or a smaller team in more of a maintenance/operations environment, you can always optimize your Project Management Office. Regardless of your current mission, CIOs are being challenged more than ever to do more with less and drive more value vs ...

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How to create a strategically-aligned PMO

To be successful today, and take advantage of improvements in the market, businesses need to innovate their products and services – not just deliver enough to keep their customer happy. But organisations are only going to be able to achieve this if they start aligning projects with strategic initiatives. The ...

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How to implement a project methodology that drives results

While there is certainly value in the efficiencies of repeatable process, common lexicon and familiar tools, unfortunately process often replaces creativity, critical thinking and the entrepreneurial spirit of an organisation, as team members become checklist drones. When we speak of specific methodologies, a lot of managers lean on some turn-key ...

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Who put the ‘M’ in PMO?

The acronym PMO might mean a Project Management Office to you – but it can also stand for Programme Management Office (confusingly also a PMO) or even a Portfolio Management Office (increasingly confusingly also a PMO). There is even talk of a Project Office (PO), a Project Control Office (PCO), a ...

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Why it pays to be active in sustainable learning

Learning drives desired results, but a learning programme can only be effective if it is sustainable. The key to making it sustainable is to find a balance between building an individual’s skills through training and education, and ensuring their growth is channelled into driving results. By this we mean the ...

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The right ingredients for a balanced PMO

Marissa Mayer the new CEO of Yahoo, tasked with rescuing this once mighty company, has done many things in her first few months in charge, including the creation of ‘PB&J’ – an internal, online service, designed to cut away ribbons of red tape. A play on ‘peanut butter and jelly’ ...

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How to lead a PMO to the safety of higher ground

Hardly a day goes by when we’re not treated to another crazy decision in the name of ‘Health and Safety’ And while we all enjoy the fact that we don’t die on a daily basis because our TVs and laptops electrocute us the moment we turn them on, I can’t ...

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The PMO Acid Test

Are you being successful in promoting your PMO and leading your PMO? Try this 5 question ‘acid’ tests and see how you score? Who ‘Call up your CEO and then count the number of seconds before he recognizes your name…’ If you are really connected to the business, at the ...

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PMO Leader Of The Year Award

As Chris Walters writes in the foreword to my new book ‘Leading Successful PMOs’ (Gower) – ‘The role of the PMO leader is one for a particular breed of individual. Be clear: this is a very senior position in any organisation that takes project delivery seriously – the days of co-ordinating ...

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“What’s Old is New Again” Project Management after 30 years Part 2

In part 1 of this blog post I mentioned that it’s ESI’s 30th anniversary and how I stumbled into project management. In this second part I will look at the project management industry today.  The present  Today project management can be found in every industry sector around the world. From ...

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PMO’s – Enabling and Restraining

What has the P3O® (Portfolio, Programme Project Offices) guidance that was published in 2008 by the UK Office of Government Commerce got to do with Yin and Yang? The Chinese ancients believed that Yin and Yang is the interplay of opposites and stresses the importance of balance. “All things connote ...

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