Most project portfolio managers and PMOs continue to rely on traditional performance metrics to measure overall success. This article explores the benefits of using agile principles to track project performance with greater accuracy and quicker, actionable information that will prevent projects from failing with little or no warning.
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There is no one-size-fits-all PMO. They are as different as the organizations they contribute to and the people that work within them. So, what does the future of the PMO look like? This practitioner foresees three scenarios...
This PM has had enough of EPMOs. They were a good idea implemented badly, and we need a new model. He proposes…the EPMO?!
It's sometimes good to look outside the project management community for new ideas. Instead of listening to the digital disruptors of Silicon Valley, let’s take a look at internal audit (IA) functions. While IA has a different end goal compared to PMOs, we can learn from their approach.
Most organizations have multiple PMOs or PMO-like functions. How well are those different functions integrated together?
When a new PMO (or major new PMO process upgrade) is being rolled out, you can successfully survive the storm if you stay ahead of it. But if you know how to identify conflicts with your project activities and escalate those conflicts constructively, you will be bulletproof.
The forces that are driving changes in perceptions in projects, in process and in how we work in teams are real, significant and not going away any time soon. The pressure to deliver—and do so quickly—is continuing to ramp up. That has some fundamental implications for organizations, how they think about projects and how they think about project management.
What role does today’s PMO have to play in managing the project-related software platforms the organization relies on?
PMOs are becoming increasingly significant contributors to organizational value, but are they being perceived that way elsewhere in the organization?
Why do some organizations still not see the need for a PMO to support project execution in the modern business environment?