Lindsay Scott

PMO Manifesto Launch

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 highest value to their organizations. [...]

 Simon Wilkinson

Project Inventory: The PMO Adding Value

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 presents the challenge to many [...]

 Lindsay Scott

PMO Flashmob

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 nibble and talk about what’s [...]

 J. LeRoy Ward

The Global State of the PMO 2012: On the Road to the Next-Generation?

The Global State of the PMO 2012: On the Road to the Next-Generation?

The Project or Programme Management Office (PMO) has moved up the ranks in most organisations as more than just a warehouse of methodology, tools, and process. In an effort to impact business performance through training, methodology and project guidance, many PMOs seek to support project, programme and portfolio management in a more focused, strategic manner. [...]

 Elizabeth Harrin

Kinley Consulting Announces Top 5 Trends for 2012

Kinley Consulting Managing Director Janet Parkin predicts that virtual teams, social technology, green projects, project value and PMOs will be the trending topics for project management in 2012. WOKINGHAM, 10 January, 2012 – With the Olympics just around the corner, 2012 is going to be an exceptional year for project management professionals, predicts Janet Parkin, [...]

 Lindsay Scott

New Interest Group for PMO

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 – the group brings together [...]

 Paul Naybour

The role of APMP, Prince2 and PMP certification in developing your project management career

The role of APMP,  Prince2 and PMP certification in developing your project management career

Many of us just fall into project management at a midpoint through their career. It normally happens as a result of performing well as a technical specialist and having an aptitude for organising things. Our first projects are often managed in an ad hoc way, with very little structure or formality. We get to the [...]