Project Management

PMOs Supporting Modern Project Management – Facilitation

One of the main objectives of a PMO is to support and enable effective decision-making. It’s such a great objective because there’s a lot of scope with how the PMO can do that. From creating reports, giving insights from data, supporting stakeholder engagement activities and the part we can play when people come together to solve problems, make decisions and ...

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PMOs Supporting Modern Project Management – Coaching

We’ve talked about this a lot at PMO Flashmob – coaching skills. Skills we could be using to better support those we work within the delivery organisation – skills we could be using within the PMO itself to increase performance and maturity. We’ve talked about the differences between mentoring and coaching – we’ve also talked about being skilled to coach ...

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PMOs Supporting Modern Project Management – Conflict Management

If there is one thing we can expect from working in project management it’s conflict. Due to the nature of projects – working to provide a solution to something we’ve probably never done before will mean there are problems to solve; people to bring onside; teams to work together and any number of expectations to be met. Believe it or ...

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PMOs Supporting Modern Project Management – Servant Leadership

Modern project management has been mainly focused on the different methods and delivery approaches for managing projects and programmes. Waterfall, Lean, SCRUM, Kanban, Agile – the list goes on. Utilising the right approach for the right project is key, yet the biggest success factor for successful projects remains the same – effective leadership and management of people in project environments. ...

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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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