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 […]

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Driving PMO Impact 5

This is how I think about PMO; moving the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to build the full picture. Before you start a puzzle, do you count how many pieces you have, to make sure you are not going to be wasting your time before you start? What happens if pieces are missing? Do you […]

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Driving PMO Impact 4

“There can hardly be a firm that has not invested, always significantly and often hugely, in IT systems, the goal of which is to provide a better understanding of the market and control the company… Despite this spend, many firms feel that they are not achieving the outcomes they sought.” – Smith & Raspin, Creating Market […]

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Driving PMO Impact 3

What’s the impact of approaching a PPM solution implementation in the “wrong” way? I’ve worked on several PPM solution deployments, and one of my biggest frustrations is caused by the IT-led approach taken when implementing them.  This isn’t helped when project management and PMO reside in IT. The solution has been decided and the project […]

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Driving PMO Impact 2

So how does the PMO build a compelling case for investment in a PPM solution? The finance, HR and sales teams focused on this when they prepared their business cases -providing value through actionable insights that will drive the business forward. it’s not about how PMO could save time or resource, or how the project […]

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Driving PMO Impact 1

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 […]

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Major Projects Knowledge Hub

Further resources for PMO Practitioners

For my final Friday Insights post of the month, I wanted to take the opportunity to signpost the community towards some resources that I find useful alongside the Major Projects Knowledge Hub in my day to day work as a PMO practitioner. Agile Business Consortium The Agile Business Consortium is a global leader in promoting […]

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The PMO; a knowledge broker in project-based organisations

The inspiration for this week’s Friday Insight post for the Major Projects Knowledge Hub came from the last PMO Flashmob online meetup of the summer, which included a discussion on a research paper originally published in the International Journal of Project Management back in 2013. Flashmob founder Lindsay Scott subsequently shared the highlights in “The PMO is the […]

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Right person, wrong place?

We’ve been lucky to have a few virtual events this week, which have spoilt me for choice when contemplating this week’s Friday Insight post for the Major Projects Knowledge Hub. The PMO Impact Summit kicked off on Monday 10th, and runs online through to 23rd September. This week’s topics have covered the foundations and mindset […]

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The Real “P” in PMO

This week’s shared insight is from a personal perspective, and something I hope will help you as you finish your working week and start looking forward to the next. As an independent, I move between organisations within different industry sectors on a regular basis. What I find fascinating about this is how differently PMO is […]

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