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PMO Maturity levels

How to create a strategically-aligned PMO

To be successful today, and take advantage of improvements in the market, businesses need to innovate their products and services – not just deliver enough to keep their customer happy. But organisations are only going to be able to achieve this if they start aligning projects with strategic initiatives. The ...

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Who put the ‘M’ in PMO?

The acronym PMO might mean a Project Management Office to you – but it can also stand for Programme Management Office (confusingly also a PMO) or even a Portfolio Management Office (increasingly confusingly also a PMO). There is even talk of a Project Office (PO), a Project Control Office (PCO), a ...

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The right ingredients for a balanced PMO

Marissa Mayer the new CEO of Yahoo, tasked with rescuing this once mighty company, has done many things in her first few months in charge, including the creation of ‘PB&J’ – an internal, online service, designed to cut away ribbons of red tape. A play on ‘peanut butter and jelly’ ...

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The PMO Acid Test

Are you being successful in promoting your PMO and leading your PMO? Try this 5 question ‘acid’ tests and see how you score? Who ‘Call up your CEO and then count the number of seconds before he recognizes your name…’ If you are really connected to the business, at the ...

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PMO Leader Of The Year Award

As Chris Walters writes in the foreword to my new book ‘Leading Successful PMOs’ (Gower) – ‘The role of the PMO leader is one for a particular breed of individual. Be clear: this is a very senior position in any organisation that takes project delivery seriously – the days of co-ordinating ...

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PMO’s – Enabling and Restraining

What has the P3O® (Portfolio, Programme Project Offices) guidance that was published in 2008 by the UK Office of Government Commerce got to do with Yin and Yang? The Chinese ancients believed that Yin and Yang is the interplay of opposites and stresses the importance of balance. “All things connote ...

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