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 […]
Created By: David Cotgreave I’ve written much about “Why Projects Fail” and each time most of the reasons are out there … someone else’s fault. But… What if, as a project management professional, you were to take a long hard look at yourself? Could there be any areas where your behaviour could cause a project […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]