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From Zero to Hero: Four Ways to Stop PMO Failure in Its Tracks

Its not just Dilbert cartoons where projects are doomed before they begin. Real-life PMOs are no stranger to failure. In the past three years, PMI research found that 75 percent of Project Management Offices closed or failed to add value. Yet, while project success metrics are less than optimistic, effective …

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Never blow an IT project budget again

Never blow an it project budget again

Most of my friends, colleagues and clients are forecasting that IT budgets will increase during 2017 but according to a recent survey, many CIOs say that managing and implementing those budgets is getting tougher. Which, I suppose, stands to reason. With greater budgets comes greater responsibility and every organisation wants …

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Would Santa be a great Project Manager?

would santa be a great project manager?

Santa delivers his project on time every year, despite its scope increasing year after year due to increased numbers of children – naughty or nice. Sure, the big man has a year to prepare to make sure he nails it and the methodology is tried and tested to the extreme …

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As 27% of CIOs predict increasing the number of IT contractors on their books – how not to get handcuffed to expensive retainers

What's the P in your PMO

One of the greatest arguments for hiring contractors over permanent staff is reduced headcount – when work is quiet you want fewer “bums on seats” waiting for something to do. I am therefore surprised to find many companies are voluntarily tying themselves into contracts with contractors that effectively do this …

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This Halloween: how to kill off your zombie projects

How to kill off your zombie projects

Do you have them? Projects that set out with the greatest of intentions but which failed to deliver and because no-one ever put them out of their misery they stumble on devouring resources with every uneven step they take. Zombie projects. Most CIOs, Project Managers and Project teams will vehemently …

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Measuring Project Performance by PMOs

measuring project performance

Almost every project manager comes across such an issue in his or her career at least once or more than once. He or she is given the responsibility, by the core management, to report the current performance level of the project. The project manager spends several hours entering phase related …

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