PMO

 Alan Crean

2015 Professional Service Leaders Forum: A fruitful innings at Lord’s

2015 Professional Service Leaders Forum: A fruitful innings at Lord’s

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 […]

 David Cotgreave

Balancing The IT Project Management Skills You Need With The Talent & The Resources You Have – Is PMaaS The Silver Bullet?

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 […]

 David Cotgreave

Knowing When to Say No

Knowing When to Say No

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 […]

 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 […]