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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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Plan Properly for Peak Project Performance

I spent two days at Project Challenge last month. One of the presentations I managed to catch was entitled “Better planning makes better projects”, and was given by Paul Kidston and Simon Taylor of the Association for Project Management‘s (APM) Planning, Monitoring & Controls Specific Interest Group (PMCSIG). You might think that this title is basic common sense, but organisational experience ...

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PMO Notable Quoteables

Last week’s PMO Flashmob was back to a social evening in Central London near St Paul’s. We always have some little networking gimmick just to help new people connect with returning PMO Flashmobbers. It also helps the initial conversations and hopefully gets people thinking. This time it was PMO Notable Quoteables which was a selection of quotes, each one about ...

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