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
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 … Read moreFurther resources for PMO Practitioners
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 … Read moreThe PMO; a knowledge broker in project-based organisations
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 … Read moreRight person, wrong place?
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 … Read moreThe Real “P” in PMO
A PMO – project, programme and/or portfolio management office – is the function or department that defines & maintains standards for managing change within an organisation. Providing expert guidance, support & coaching to the project management community, the PMO is seen as a strategic driver for excellence through best practice and the standardisation of approaches for project execution and governance. Usually … Read moreWhat is PMO?
What does it REALLY mean & how can the PMO achieve it? The truth is, it’s not up to the PMO to determine whether it is adding value or not – that decision is made by its customers. Also, the perceived value added will be different depending on the operational context of that PMO i.e. what … Read moreAdding Value
I’ve often thought that business analysis comes in very useful for a PMO. It is accepted wisdom that a good PMO leader will have a background in project management, as this gives them credibility to coach and mentor project managers plus real-world experience of applying the recommended tools and techniques required to deliver a project … Read moreBusiness Analysis – a skillset for the Strategic PMO?