Tools and Techniques

A Thinking Tool for the PMO

We talk a lot about PMO practitioners being curious – wanting to try different approaches and think differently about the work they do. It’s never easy to find the time to take a step back to think – even more so to find the time for the PMO team to come together with the sole aim of thinking about what ...

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Benefits Management – A Thinking Tool for the PMO

Many people do not fully understand benefits, see them as a side-activity unconnected to the main activities of project, programme or change management – or just do not consider them at all. Benefits management is not an activity, it is a mind-set. Described as ‘the golden thread’ from business case to business as usual, benefits are the reason we invest ...

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DARPEC for PMO

How bad is that title? Acronym overload! Put that aside for a moment and let’s look at DARPEC. It’s a tool that is featured in a book called, “The Idea Generator” with a subtitle, “15 clever thinking tools to create winning ideas quickly”. It’s a tool or approach you can use to “understand how every interaction has six generic aspects” ...

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Two By Two – The PMO Matrices

Last week’s PMO Flashmob was a diamond – a real old skool PMO Flashmob night where there was lots of chat, debate, a few laughs, some brilliant thinking and ideas literally zinging around the room. We were back at Ticketmaster’s bar (if they ever stopped supporting us I think there will be a collective howl and sobs from the PMO ...

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Toolkit Optimisation to Maximise PMO Maturity – Webinar 3rd July

The maturity of the PMO has been a theme area that lots of PMO practitioners have been interested in for a while now. It’s certainly something that is talked about at PMO Flashmob events and at last year’s PMO Conference this theme was explored by Guy Jelley at PPO and it went down a storm. Delegates loved it, so we ...

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PMO Lab: Driving Executive Business Decisions

In the final session from the PMO Lab, we’re looking at metrics and measures that ultimately help to drive executive and business decisions. The PMO’s objective as a function which enables decision-making encompasses many areas. It could be the physical mechanisms that would allow decisions to be made, for example, producing reports, updating dashboards and so on. It can mean ...

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