Delivery Support

DevOps and the PMO – Supporting Continuous Delivery

Consider this image we shared in a session a couple of years ago now. You might have heard the term ‘bimodal’ – adopted to demonstrate that the PMO supports both traditional waterfall projects and Agile-led projects. But that’s not the case, the term if anything should be ‘trimodal’ because the PMO is increasingly supporting DevOps too. The PMO is there ...

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Principles for Project Success

In July 2020, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), a government organisation, released a white paper which focused on eight principles, “a quick guide for practitioners on things to get right for any project to succeed” The IPA is the UK government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects and is aligned with the Cabinet Office and the Treasury. ...

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Supporting Complex Projects

The Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s (IPA) have an initiative called Project X. Project X is a vehicle to engage contemporary research in project and programme with the ‘real-world’ issues that are manifest across the Government’s Major Project Portfolio (GMPP). Project X is ambitious, it seeks to promote and support methodologically rigorous research that is firmly grounded in clear pathways to ...

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PMO Services for Agile and Waterfall Projects

The last full PMO Flashmob meetup we had was back in March which was also a virtual one, was all about PMO services for Agile and Waterfall projects. Here’s the overview: Many PMOs do not have the luxury of focussing solely on Waterfall or Agile projects. Their challenge is to evolve their service offering to support the Waterfall projects, whilst ...

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Practical Steps for Getting into Project Co-ordination

I held a careers coaching session the other day for someone looking to get into a project co-ordination role for the first time. I’m conscious that a lot of the PMO Flashmob topics and themes at events might not be newbie friendly and perhaps we should look into doing something like this in the future. What made me write this ...

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The Role of an Effective PMO in Successful Project and Programme Delivery

PMO Learning’s Eileen Roden presented a session at the British Computer Society (BCS) The Chartered Institute of IT’s offices in Covent Garden, London. We’ve added this session to the PMO Flashmob website because we think you might like the content. The BCS PROMS-G event is the meetup for project management practitioners working in IT [ you can take a look ...

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