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 more So 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 more What 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 more Adding 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 more Business Analysis – a skillset for the Strategic PMO?