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The PMO as the Centre Leader

There has been much written and taught about leadership in project management yet very little about the PMO – and what kind of leadership they provide. The PMO Flashmob was hosted at TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s offices in London for an evening event all about PMO Leadership. There were different aspects ...

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The Strategic Skills PMO Leaders Must Possess

In last week’s blog post How to measure and report the strategic impact of projects, we looked at how well the PMO is placed to measure the business impact of projects and initiatives, and in doing so, identify their strategic value. Given that it is only through the successful delivery ...

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The Next Generation PMO

At last month’s PMO Conference in London the sessions and conversations were all about the relationship between the PMO and the business or organisation a PMO sits within. The overriding message is – the PMO belongs to the business and it is there to response to business needs. Whatever they ...

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The Impact of PMO Communications on Delivering Strategic Objectives

As well as managing a portfolio of different projects and programmes and ensuring their successful outcome, a PMO needs to also ensure their alignment to the organisation’s strategic goals. In order to increase the chances of successful strategic execution, it is essential that the PMO leader can communicate up as ...

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Advancing the PMO as a Training Centre

This is a question that has frequently been asked in delivery organisations and one which TwentyEighty Strategy Execution also picked up on in the last Global State of the PMO Report back in 2015: Sixty-five percent surveyed said their PMO is involved in training. Top PMO involvement includes direct training ...

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The Biggest Challenges in your PMO in 2017

Bringing together a combination of sessions from last year’s PMO Symposium, the PMO Conference and PMO Flashmob – I look forward to 2017 and highlight some of the challenges that PMOs are facing this year. Here I cover ten challenges that your PMO could be facing in 2017: Improving the ...

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The Strategic and Agile Project Portfolio Office

PMO It’s a growing interest area for organisations. Especially those who want to perform better when it comes to managing and delivering projects that drive the strategic objectives of the organisation. I tuned in to a recent PMI Virtual Conference on Organisational Agility (you can see one of the previous ...

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The PMO as a Strategic Partner \\ Strategy Execution Series

The latest Trends in Strategy Execution were discussed at the recent Executive Briefing hosted by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution in London. The ninth trend, “The PMO as a strategic partner” is one which is causing much discussion in the PMO community. The PMO as a strategic partner has gained traction over ...

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How is the PMO Changing?

During a recent roundtable discussion event, the question was “How is the PMO changing?”. The idea was that each person around the table could contribute based on their different perspectives and experiences. There was a mix of consultants, current practitioners, trainers and me. For me there are two different perspectives; ...

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Resource Management and the PMO

In the Global State of the PMO Report released by 2080 Strategy Execution in 2015, the biggest perceived challenge for PMOs today is resource management. A range of PMO professionals highlighted specific resource management areas which were lacking or current services were inadequate. These services included providing corporate resource capacity ...

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Top Five Skill Areas for a Project Co-ordinator

The Project Co-ordinator role within project management is an interesting one because it can mean two slightly different roles.The first type of Project Co-ordinator role is one where they are supporting a project and a project manager, much like a project support officer. The other type of Project Co-ordinator is ...

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Top Five Skill Areas for a Programme Office Co-ordinator

In the Global State of the PMO Report which came out earlier this year, there was an interesting insight that I wasn’t expecting. The majority of organisations either have one PMO or they have five or more. Organisations that have five or more PMOs, 50% of them are Programme and ...

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When a PMO Shuts Down

Earlier this year the Global State of the PMO Report for 2015 was launched. One area which wasn’t explored fully in the report were the cases where respondents have experienced the shut down of their PMO. When asked in the initial survey, 26% said their organisation doesn’t currently have a ...

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