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PMO Manifesto Launch

The PMO Manifesto, guiding principles for the PMO profession, is launched at Ticketmaster’s HQ in London on Thursday 20th February. The new Manifesto will invite PMO professionals from around the world to connect and unite; show solidarity and support to their peers whilst driving forward their profession and delivering the …

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How businesses will change in the age of full connectivity

Within the next few years, businesses and the lives of their employees will transform beyond many peoples’ imagination. As we enter an age of complete connectivity, high-speed mobile and cloud technology already enables flexible working from home and adapt their schedules to their needs. The question is how it will …

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Project Inventory: The PMO Adding Value

An organisation will undertake a number of change projects at the same time.  In a large, global organisation there could be thousands if not tens of thousands of projects running at any given time.  Some will be small, such as report changes; others could be very large, multi-year projects.  This …

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PMO Flashmob

There’s a new type of networking in town for people who work within PMOs – the PMO Flashmob. PMO flashmob is a monthly social meetup with the serious subject of PMOs at its heart. Each month in a Central London location the mob gets together for a drink and a …

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Push -v- Pull Communication

Everyone in business today is buried under an avalanche of data, adding routine reports to the data mountain may no longer be useful! Is it time to bury traditional reports? Project reports originated in the days of typewriters and carbon paper. Information was painstakingly compiled, copy-typed and distributed to inform …

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The Project Office and What It Is Not

A Project Office is not set up merely to do all the paperwork and administrative tasks for a project. If that was the case you could simply employ an administrator but, in fact, the most successful Project Offices employ members who have project experience themselves and have often been involved …

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New Interest Group for PMO

The new Specific Interest Group at the Association of Project Management, the PMO SIG, has actually been around for a while as a voluntary group. Created in 2000 the group have over 1000 members and host two conferences a year. Focused totally on PMO – Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices …

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PMOs as profit centres

In the midst of recession and poor economic outlook, companies always endeavour to control costs, whilst revenues remain flat. Unsurprisingly, support departments are one of the first casualties of the CFO’s cost rationalization drive. During this mayhem, PMOs struggle to evade the cost cutting knife and are forced to cut …

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