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
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?
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?