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 … Read moreDriving PMO Impact 5
“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 … Read moreDriving PMO Impact 4
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 … Read moreDriving PMO Impact 3
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 … Read moreDriving PMO Impact 2
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
In the previous post, I cautioned against starting your PPM solution journey by contacting vendors and looking at the various tools on offer; that it’s the equivalent of deciding on a solution before you’ve fully understood what the problem is that you’re trying to solve. 6 questions to consider first… 1. What are the business … Read morePPM solutions: 6 questions to ask first
Picture this scenario: Your company has been running various projects and programmes for a while now, with varying degrees of success regarding delivery. Those that do go well often don’t embed as well as you’d hoped, and those that don’t – if only you could have had better visibility of when things started to go … Read moreSo you think you need a PPM tool?