PMO

 Lindsay Scott

Advancing the PMO – What Next After Implementing a PMO Tool?

Advancing the PMO – What Next After Implementing a PMO Tool?

PMOs which have implemented software and tools to allow more automation in their work are not content with stopping at basic reporting functions, they want to maximise the functionality available to them. So what do PMOs focus on when it comes to moving their services onto the next level of maturity? It’s resource management. Last […]

 Lindsay Scott

Inside P3O – Why PMO Practitioners Take the Training

Inside P3O – Why PMO Practitioners Take the Training

Back in 2008 the PMO community here in the UK saw a new guidance emerge which was focused on Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O). It was seen as a great step forward in giving PMOs more exposure within the programme and project management world. The guidance, since 2008, has already been refreshed and updated […]

 Lindsay Scott

How to Implement a PMO Tool

How to Implement a PMO Tool

Is that the million-dollar question that many PMOs face today? Recognising that there is no silver bullet for the successful implementation of PMO tools or even choosing the right tool for their programme and project organisations. The prospect of implementing the right tool is daunting but the decision is becoming an increasingly necessary one. In […]

 Lindsay Scott

The State of the PMO: The PMO is Alive and Well

The State of the PMO: The PMO is Alive and Well

The Reports of Its Death Have Been Exaggerated: The PMO is Alive and Well! This is just one of the messages from opening keynote speaker J LeRoy Ward at The PMO Conference on the 11th June. LeRoy is a great speaker on PMO. He’s both inspirational as well as delivering insights that might make painful […]

 Lindsay Scott

Gower Publishing Supports the Role of PMOs in Project Management Capability

Gower Publishing Supports the Role of PMOs in Project Management Capability

Gower Publishing, the leading project management publishers have called for PMOs to provide services which help organisations improve their project management capability. Talking ahead of the PMO Conference where Gower will be presenting their PMO titles and new project management knowledge platform, Jonathan Norman highlights how knowledge really can turn into action. Those working within […]

 Lindsay Scott

The Leaner, Simpler PMO

The Leaner, Simpler PMO

Organisations which are leaner, more agile, move faster and deliver more dynamic projects demand the same characteristics from their PMOs. This insight kicked off a recent interview with Nick Wilson, MD at Programmexpress, who are exhibiting at the PMO Conference on the 11th June. Programmes and projects which deliver competitive advantage through new products and […]

 Lindsay Scott

The Business Driven PMO Workshop Hits London

The Business Driven PMO Workshop Hits London

Terry Doerscher and Andy Jordan are long time PMO stalwarts. Together they have delivered numerous Business Driven PMO workshops across the States and now we’re happy to have them here in London on Friday 12th June. Both Terry and Andy are keynote speakers at the PMO Conference the day before so it made sense to […]

 David Cotgreave

IN THE SEARCH FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECT OUTCOMES – CONTEXT IS KEY

IN THE SEARCH FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECT OUTCOMES – CONTEXT IS KEY

Masters of the art of great IT Project management (just like those great football managers) will have to be more flexible and able to identify and respond effectively to changing stimuli.

By David Cotgreave – Professional Services Director at Stoneseed I heard a pundit on the radio this week talking about different styles of football management. He was listing the names of football coaches who would obdurately stick to their pre-match game plan no matter what, they were intractable and enjoyed a degree of success and […]

 Lindsay Scott

PMO Conference in London – June 2015

PMO Conference in London – June 2015

11th June in Central London sees the first ever PMO focused conference. The PMO conference has been curated specifically for people working within the PMO field – portfolio, programme and project offices. Held at One Whitehall, the original Liberal Club built for William Gladstone, the full day conference brings together speakers from the US and […]

 Maria Nordborg

New technologies revolutionise Kanban

Experts agree that as the world becomes fully connected, a non-stop, always-on communicative environment is changing the way we live and work, making project management increasingly difficult. More and more, project managers work with teams spread across the globe who often feel as if they are constantly being bombarded with data from dozens, sometimes even […]