The Challenges and Reality of Portfolio Management Early December in London’s Fleet Street and PMO Flashmob – the PMO networking group – hosted the first ‘PMO Managers’ Lunch’. These events bring together PMO Managers, from a number of different industries, to talk in-depth about a particular PMO topic. At this lunch, the subject was “Beyond […]
Organisational agility is being promoted as the ‘silver bullet’ to create value and eliminate project failures, but decades of research show that methodologies, standard operating procedures and organisational maturity are essential underpinnings of consistent success. Are these mutually exclusive propositions or is there a more subtle answer to this apparent contradiction? The starting point for […]
In a fairly recent ESI Talent Survey, 67% of UK executives expressed concern about losing top project talent to other organisations. It’s a statistic that I’ve meditated on quite a lot since I first read it back in December. I’ve been looking for a solution, an oasis of calm for almost seven out ten bosses, […]
DevOps | The biggest challenge for the multisourcing sector in the next 24 months is also its biggest opportunity for growth.
I believe that this is the biggest challenge for the multisourcing sector in the next 24 months but also its biggest opportunity for growth and a real opportunity to showcase what it does best – delivering results faster, cheaper and better. Gartner says that by 2016, DevOps will evolve from a Niche to a Mainstream […]
Can you remember how your IT infrastructure looked a decade ago? IT staff busy plugging cables into network switches by day and pulling all-nighters to upgrade systems and swap over hard-drives while their colleagues slept blissfully unaware. If, for example, you have migrated any part of your operation to the cloud – how different is […]
Give your IT Projects a sporting chance. Make Project Management as a Service the first name on your team sheet.
Dan Yurman, Senior Project Manager at Affinity, Inc. has written an intelligent LinkedIn blog about the pros and cons of Project Management as a Service. I particularly like his elevator pitch for the concept which he says ‘offers cost containment, control in delivery of projects with dedicated PM professionals. You get fast ramp up to […]
IT Projects facilitate fulfilment of business strategy, they are the wheels of organisational change and the grease that makes them turn smoothly and most crucially, how they are executed can be the difference between failure and success – or m ore positively between success and the kind of success that gives you a real advantage […]
I’m often parachuted into organisations to consult with or coach project managers and leaders who have become lost. It could be that a project has blown off course from its business aligned goals, it could be running late or over budget, perhaps key project talent keeps leaving or in some cases the whole project may […]
By Alan Crean, Subject Matter Expert in Professional Services Automation and Project Portfolio Management, Changepoint Leading lights from the world of PSA gathered at Lord’s cricket ground on 13 May to discuss the industry’s biggest topics in the 2015 Professional Service Leaders Forum. Former CTO of BT Global Services Correy Voo gave an insight into […]
Balancing The IT Project Management Skills You Need With The Talent & The Resources You Have – Is PMaaS The Silver Bullet?
“To achieve success in all the projects that my Project Management Office is handling I need either an extra twenty staff or an extra twenty hours in the week.” Sound vaguely familiar? Not enough hands on deck, not enough time…? Perhaps you find that your Project Management capabilities are lacking? It could be that it’s […]