At this time of year we like to reflect on what’s happened in the market over the last 12 months and also look forward to what’s coming. In PMO terms, at the moment every year feels like a seismic shift.
The Project Management Office in any business is often judged on the success (or otherwise) of the projects that it supports. Whether you’ve got a governance-based PMO or a supportive PMO, or some other flavor of PMO that works for you, you’ll have projects to track and report
If you have been working in the world of Project Management Offices for any length of time you’ll know that the average life of a PMO is about 4 years. PMO practitioners around the world have been looking to improve on that for some time now, and with good reason. A high-performing PMO
You might be wondering why we’re focusing on annual objectives right now, when typically you’ll see articles about goal setting at the start of the year. It’s because now is a great time to be reflecting on objectives and making sure that you and the team are on track to achieve them
The realization that your Project Management Office is in trouble can be paralyzing. When you know there are so many things to put right it’s hard to work out what to focus on first. This can happen whether you take over a failing PMO or have completed a PMO
You’ve implemented a PMO – great. PMOs can add a lot of value but sometimes they fail to meet the organization’s needs. You want to be able to step in before that situation gets out of hand and you find yourself managing a team with low morale that isn’t adding anything to the strategic vision of the company
Making time to give your PMO a health check is perhaps not top of your list of priorities right now. We understand that running a PMO can be an all-consuming job. That’s exactly why it’s worth putting some time in your schedule now to step back
You regularly assess the performance of projects, but as a Project Management Office team, how often do you assess your own performance? It might be time to give your PMO a health check.
In this article we look at why you would want to do that, when is the right time, what a PMO health check covers and what it looks like to go through one.
For the leader of a Project Management Office, much of the working day is taken up with operational issues and ensuring that projects, programs and portfolios are operating as they should. From time to time you’ll have to face difficult conversations to ensure that you can still deliver those projects, programs and
Every Project Management Office (PMO) is unique because it serves the unique needs of your organization. It needs to be perfectly tailored to support your strategies and your staff.
However, there are 5 types of PMO that we see most commonly. They were also identified in a study by PMI® called PMO Frameworks (available free on the PMO Thought Leadership page of the PMI website)