If a project manager can make or break a project, then a PMO can make or break a project manager. To get the most out of our project managers, this PM urges leaders to think differently about project management methodologies by considering the following...
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Every PMO comes into existence with a specific purpose tied to two aspects: an organization's strategic foresight, and resolving problems plaguing successful delivery of outcomes. This article attempts to straighten the skewed perception of the PMO's role and address some of the so-called "stigmas" persecuting it.
As a company with multiple sites running independently becomes a consolidated organization, we must consider if a PMO is necessary or advantageous. Does an organic PMO organized and run as a grassroots operation by project managers work well enough? Does a PMO fit in our organizational culture? Is the cost of creating and maintaining a PMO worth the investment?
How do the business functions of project, program and portfolio management bring about change within organizations? In Part 2, we focus on our roles in an ever-changing organizational landscape.
How do the business functions of project, program and portfolio management bring about change within organizations? In Part 1, where we establish context, the author looks at two examples when he asks why some succeed where others don’t.
Organizations have long acknowledged the role that strategic planning plays in future success. Here we discuss the role project management can play in strategic implementation, as well as the function of the PMO—particularly the enterprise-wide PMO within this context of strategic implementation, using project management to drive the process.
The lessons learned concept is a fairly standard part of a project delivery methodology, but should the same concept be applied to a PMO?
Can we apply lean principles to project management itself? Here the author proposes tips and tricks to introduce lean into our practice, avoiding common waste pitfalls and presenting experiments made in the field to improve the personal productivity of the project manager.
There are a few key reasons that lessons learned exercises fail over and over again. A significant part of the solution comes down to constantly creating—and revising—standard operating procedures.
The Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit is generally regarded as one of the premier events for project management professionals. This year, many of the event’s attendees were actively taking steps toward embracing the changes that Gartner continues to warn us will one day rock our worlds. One attendee explores his experience.