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The Servant Leader PMO

Servant leadership at its simplest is defined as; Look after your team and they will look after you and you’ll have a great team Back in June this year at the PMO Conference in London, Richard Hendrickse, a Portfolio Manager at Nationwide shared his insights into why the PMO are natural servant-leaders – both as individuals and as an entity within an organisation. The whole subject of servant leadership has ...

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Agile + PMO = Love

Agile + PMO = Love But then, love is always complicated  This is a topic that will probably not catch a lot of attention. Because those who do Agile don’t want to hear about PMOs (too rigid, tend to kill agility,etc.) and those in PMOs don’t want to hear about Agile (no planning, no documentation, no management, etc.). Bad news for all of you! The world has changed and you ...

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PMO Perspectives on Resource Management

Resource management. It consistently comes out as one of the top challenges a PMO has to deal with. That’s both the services they provide to the delivery organisation and in staffing the PMO itself. These services include providing corporate resource capacity versus demand; alignment of resources to business priorities; resource allocations to programmes and projects; and resource capability for projects today and in the future. Although resource management in project ...

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The Adaptive PMO

In a recent webinar from Strategy Execution – Conquering the Challenge of Adopting Lean and Agile in Organisations – there were a number of insights which can help PMOs to start thinking about the role they can play in overcoming some of the challenges. The PMO conversation today about Lean and Agile has been primarily focused at the delivery level. Questions such as – how do the PMO services and ...

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The Agile PMO

If you’re working in a PMO today, you’ll know that one of the hot topics right now is Agile. That’s how the PMO can support Agile delivery in the organisation; how the PMO can support overall business agility and it can also mean, how can the PMO adopt some of the Agile mindset for itself in the way it provides a service to the organisation? Anything that links the words ...

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The Strategy Execution Office

In his webinar, Prof Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez talked about how, for business leaders, strategy execution seems to be one of those business areas or concepts that eludes them. We wrote about some of the tips in the post Why Prioritisation Matters in Strategy Execution. One of the areas mentioned that particularly piqued my interest was the Strategy Execution Office (SEO). It’s a form of a PMO – the name doesn’t really ...

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The PMO as the Centre Leader

There has been much written and taught about leadership in project management yet very little about the PMO – and what kind of leadership they provide. The PMO Flashmob was hosted at TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s offices in London for an evening event all about PMO Leadership. There were different aspects to consider; the type of organisation people work in; the culture of the organisation; the marketplace in which they operate; ...

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The PMO Leadership Role

TwentyEighty Strategy Execution are hosting the PMO Flashmob later this month with an evening session all about the PMO Leadership Role. The evening session takes place at 2080’s Bishopgate offices and anyone with an interest in PMO and PMO Leadership issues are invited to attend. Find out more information via the PMO Flashmob website. The event takes place on Thursday 28th September from 6pm The PMO Leadership Role is one ...

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