Yearly Archives: 2015

The Career Path Prior to PMO

We’ve just had a little look at an early insight from the Project Management Census which is still running and still needs your input. If you like what we’re trying to do with PMO Flashmob, help us to provide some PMO insights early next year by taking part – we can’t do it without you! So one of the questions ...

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PMO Flashmob: North – PMO Trends 2015-2016

Our first PMO Flashmob in the North takes place at St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust: Whiston Hospital, Warrington Rd, Prescot L35 5DR The evening will kick off at 6.30pm with an introduction from St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust and of course kicking off a new part of PMO Flashmob in the North of England. This evening’s ...

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Insights into the PMO Community

It’s that time of year again when Arras People set up the Project Management Census, and this year I’m really hoping we can get a brilliant PMO response so we can publish our own insights into what is happening in the PMO community today. If you’ve not come across the Project Management Census before, it’s a report that contains all ...

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Top Ten Messages from PMO Symposium 2015

The theme for this year’s PMI PMO Symposium was portfolio management – or strategy execution – depending on how you like to call that. It is in effect the second year the PMO Symposium has focused on this particular angle which tells you something about which type of PMO is the hot favourite right now. In fact over the three ...

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PPM Tools: The solution, or just another part of the problem?

I recently spent a stimulating couple of days at Project Challenge*last month. One of the presentations I managed to catch was entitled “Stop Implementing a PPM Tool, and Start Solving the Problem“, given by Stephen Brown of Polarisoft, from which I thought you might appreciate me relating the key take-aways. This presentation highlighted the disappointment felt by many organisations after ...

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PMO Learnings from the States

By the time you read this I’ll be sat in the desert listening to some folks talking about PMOs. I’ve flown out to Phoenix, Arizona for the PMO Symposium, and today, Monday, I have about four sessions set up that I want to listen to. I’m here to see what’s happening in the wider PMO world. The aim is to ...

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