With more businesses having both predictive and iterative projects on the go, PMOs need to flex their core functions to support agile ways of working. Here are three areas for PMOs to focus on when supporting multiple delivery methods.
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If you are serious about projects delivering value to the business, make sure your test plan is validated against the business case.
We all recognize the importance of benefits realization management. But benefits are identified and derived from the business case. Without a realistic business case, benefits realization management is hardly worth the effort. A development process based upon an iterative model and the use of best practices can increase the quality and trustworthiness of the business case.
Everything that you thought you knew will soon be wrong. Are you prepared for that? Project managers rarely give benefits a second thought. This needs to change, and in the near future it will change with an increasing focus on project management that prioritizes business benefits over arbitrary constraint compliance.
Planning benefits before you start is key to ensuring that you realize them once the project is completed. In this article, the author highlights the importance of benefits realization management for realizing project benefits.
Project managers and teams ask many questions during the execution of a project, but very few of those questions begin with “why.” Why is that (!)? Because when it comes to benefits, it’s one of the most important questions.
It’s a little known fact that Santa Claus runs one of the largest PMOs at the North Pole. Here’s some insight into how it operates.
In Part 3 of our look at political challenges for portfolio-focused PMOs, we explore project delivery work and some of the political challenges involved.
Defining project success seems simple--achieve the triple constraint and then a project is successful. Or is it? This article features a principal customer engineer for a semiconductor foundry and a university deputy director discussing how to measure success on projects.