The Value of Learning Sustainment

Tighter budgets require smarter resource management. Yet one of the most overlooked, yet solid investments an organisation can make is in its human capital. Employee training, when applied back on the job, can have many benefits. According to a 2011 global survey conducted by ESI International, a majority of organisations ...

Read More »

ESI International 2012 PMO Survey

New Survey Reveals Emergence of the Next-Generation Project Management Office Based on responses from over 3,000 respondents in more than 17 industries on six continents, ESI’s global survey revealed that Next-Gen PMOs: actively engage in helping employees apply what they’ve learned in training back on the job are more business-oriented, are ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

The meaning and purpose of a PMO

Let me start in the spirit of that classic US game show ‘Jeopardy’ … Answer: ‘a PMO’ Question: (and therefore actually the correct answer; that is just the way it works on the game show trust me – or look it up) ‘What is the department or group that defines ...

Read More »

Survey of the UK Project Management Market 2012

Arras People, the project management recruitment specialists have released their seventh annual report on the UK’s Programme and Project Management Professionals. The report polled 1232 permanent and contract Programme and Project Management Professionals during January 2012. The Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR) 2012 shows how the UK’s economic turbulence is ...

Read More »

Building a culture of collaboration

When two or more are gathered, good ideas turn to great ones. Smart companies are beginning to see that two heads really are better than one. In the past decade, businesses have entered the age of collaboration on a magnanimous scale. Information exchange has never been easier and while organisations ...

Read More »

Untangling the Executive-PMO Web

The Executive-Project Management Office relationship is a complicated one. While roughly one-third of all PMOs reside at the corporate level, they are often treated as the red-headed stepchild by senior management. More often than not, the PMO is placed under executive scrutiny as management routinely questions its very existence. Standing ...

Read More »

European PMO Symposium 2012

Project Management Office Leading Change  Pre-Workshop: 25. June.2012 Conference: 26.-27. June 2012 Hotel Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof Berlin, GERMANY www.pmo-symposium.com A wide range of external and internal factors are forcing corporations to take strategic decisions. Enterprises must react to the volatility of global markets with foresight and need the capability of ...

Read More »

Top Blunders Most CIOs Make

CIOs spend much of their time identifying the right strategies for IT implementations, which invariably morph into projects and programmes. A company’s ability to implement or execute these efforts, which are often large and quite visible, is what distinguishes success from failure. CIOs too frequently get off track while attempting ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2012

ESI Announces Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2012 Collaboration Gains Importance as Project Complexity Grows As the project environment grows in complexity, project management will require team, stakeholder and executive collaboration in 2012 like never before. On-the-job application of training, custom-made project approaches, innovative project tools and smarter resource ...

Read More »

Get notified of new blog post weekly. Guaranteed spam and advert free.

We publish two new articles by leading thought leaders every week. Subscribe to our weekly digest email and never miss another blog post.