Actionable Insights

Actionable Insight

Would you like to create real business value from all that data and information you receive on a daily basis? What you need are actionable insights from data and information. Back in 2016, Forrester reported that 74% of businesses said they wanted to be “data-driven,” but only 29% are actually successful at connecting analytics to … Read moreActionable Insights

REVIEW: The PMO Lifecycle by William Dow, PMP

PMO Lifecycle

“The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running & Shutting Down” by William Dow, PMP is my go-to book when setting up or improving a PMO, and I keep it close to hand on my business bookshelf for easy reference. It’s definitely a how-to manual, packed with checklists, diagrams and review questions to embed your learning. You can … Read moreREVIEW: The PMO Lifecycle by William Dow, PMP

REVIEW: Learning Lessons From Projects by Ken Burrell

I read Ken Burrell’s “Learning Lessons from Projects” from cover to cover in one sitting – unusual for me, especially when it comes to business books. What I enjoyed most is Ken’s style of writing.  I felt that we were having a conversation, practitioner-to-practitioner on how things can be better. There’s been a lot of research … Read moreREVIEW: Learning Lessons From Projects by Ken Burrell

REVIEW: Data Analysis for Management (LSE, 2019)

Over the past 8 weeks I’ve been taking this short course offered by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), focused on Data Analysis for Management and designed for busy professionals. The course is delivered via an online campus – in partnership with GetSmarter – and led by Dr James Abdey, Assistant Professorial … Read moreREVIEW: Data Analysis for Management (LSE, 2019)

Visualising Data

This week’s webinar with PMO Flashmob was an opportunity to share some ideas with PMO practitioners around how to engage senior stakeholders more with the insights they are providing. Many were surprised when one of the polls during the session indicated that the most popular way of sharing information is via Microsoft PowerPoint. I must … Read moreVisualising Data

Driving PMO Impact 1

PMOImpactSummit

A PPM solution is software designed to be an enterprise-wide, strategic tool which facilitates more effective project portfolio management. It’s a multi-million turnover industry, full of hundreds of options ranging from free and instantly accessible to costing thousands and taking months to configure and implement. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is regarded as the go-to source of information on … Read moreDriving PMO Impact 1