An application has been bolted together piece by piece, and it’s threatening to break any day. It’s now been handed to the PMO with the mandate to try and modernize it--and make it a tool for today that can truly act as a hub for other tools without alienating the current user base. So what does the PMO do? Read about a voyage into (potential) salvation.
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This PM has had enough of EPMOs. They were a good idea implemented badly, and we need a new model. He proposes…the EPMO?!
Capital program management is an effective method for managing engineering improvements in a facility. Too often, project engineers are managing projects on a short-term basis in a “firefighting” mode. A strategic capital management program provides the foundation for good project execution, improved plant infrastructure, cost savings, enhanced quality, and meeting customer deliverables.
When project management and corporate governance join forces, organizations can boost efficiency and maximize growth opportunities. A fully engaged IT project management office will assist senior managers in the prioritization of the best ROI and strategic projects and make certain that IT projects deliver what’s expected.
We've talked about how to create PMOs of value. Now let's take a look at a more detailed exploration of what it takes to create a value-adding PMO, how to get there and why it makes sense to do so.
As a PMO, do you have a view on project manager certification? When people join the PMO from other areas of an organization, there is often an expectation that they will follow a certification path. So what are the options, and what should you be thinking about in determining whether your PMO should require certification?
An Agile Center of Excellence can not only assist but accelerate the adoption of agile throughout an organization, particularly in the areas of change management, communication, culture and coaching.
Anyone who has been a project manager for a while will have run into an organizational change management project--and has likely experienced some of the unique challenges that they present. We all know that there is no such thing as an easy project, but making fundamental changes to the company or department in which we work presents a whole new set of potential pitfalls. Successful organizational change management needs careful planning and execution--and here we help you prepare for this tricky time.
To deliver more significant and sustainable improvements, we have to shift our focus from efficiency to effectiveness. We also have to understand how the enterprise tools available to us can support that change, helping us to deliver innovation rather than acting as a drag on it. This is where PPM and similar vendors can assist.
If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you will get there? Unless you want to be going around in circles, contemplating a failed project, you’ll need a project charter.