When the organizational environment is out of alignment with what the PMO believes it needs to achieve, how can you manage for success? One PM's struggle can hopefully provide lessons that will resonate with you as ways to improve your own efforts.
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Project Management Offices often fall short of expectations. Here we look at the root causes for failing projects and how mature PMOs can improve project efficiency and effectiveness--and significantly reduce project delivery costs.
In Part 1, we looked at the rise of Project Management Organizations and the need to improve project success rates. Here, we will explore the expectations and what is required to create a sustainable and effective PMO.
Why are so many ERP and CRM systems--and even whole companies--failing? Meet Leadership Deficit Disorder and its sick cousin Competency Deficit Disorder, two maladies of ineffective CEOs.
You think you can justify that? Some organizations conduct an objective and formal analysis of their project opportunities, appropriately evaluate and prioritize them against objective criteria and make reasoned choices based upon independent assessment. There just aren’t many of them. Here, we’ll explore what does happen, and why. We’ll evaluate some alternatives and considerations in approaching project justification and talk about some of the changes that can lead to organizations making better decisions.
A recent survey on PMOs identifies some interesting, and perhaps worrying, trends--from agile's influence to the percentage of PMOs who are reporting on their own effectiveness.
More and more PMOs are shifting their focus to consider how projects achieve business outcomes. That sometimes results in a different approach to PMO leadership, and the changes aren’t always positive.
Is the new trend to create Enterprise Project Management Offices resulting in too much separation between decision making and execution--and if so, what can be done about that? How do we maintain and strengthen relationships between an EPMO and the PMs that it relies on to succeed?
As organizations look to improve their performance, they often consider establishing a Project Management Office. The idea of creating a PMO is one thing; the actual implementation of it is entirely another. Taking a step-by-step approach and following some critical guidelines will help ensure your PMO’s chances for success.
Welcome to the crazy, frantic world that is a PMO. Join us each month for a serialized drama that centers upon PMO Director Maxine "Max" Jackson. Max leads a talented and diverse team at Konnect Sofware, a start-up software company. The company, and especially her team, are delivering cutting-edge technology. It's truly a dream come true. The real question is: How does Max juggle all the things she wants while keeping her customers and team happy, handling the breakneck speed of a start-up, growing her career and, at the same time, balancing a love life? She knows that if she can make the start-up work, it's her ticket to the work life she's always wanted. But it's hard. Keeping people happy is a full-time job...