Category Archives: PMO

10 questions for effective Retrospectives/Post Implementation Reviews

If you run retrospectives and don’t find them valuable, then read on… Any organisation that has existing for more than a few years will have run a number of projects and (hopefully) retrospectives/post implementation reviews. The effectiveness of these activities … Continue reading

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How to run effective customer/supplier (SCM) quality meetings

I was recently asked about how to run effective customer/supplier quality meetings.  I’ve been on both sides of the table representing small and large, simple and complex products and projects. What is the best way to run them?  That depends … Continue reading

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Planning for a productive retrospective – key challenges

What are the key challenges to using Retrospectives/PIRs to improve?  The challenges are legion are broadly fall under two main themes: Duck & cover Technical/procedural Duck and Cover a) A general reluctance to do it – “We don’t want to … Continue reading

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Make your PMO more relevant

Now that the initial PMO wave of enthusiasm has waned, it’s time to drive value through your PMO and make your team more relevant to the organisation. Take some pragmatic steps: Identify specific gaps per project (or subproject) in your … Continue reading

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Build better templates and improve your life

A bold statement? Perhaps. But if you use effective templates in your projects and operational activities, you can save hours of work each week.  And who couldn’t use a few free hours each week? Most templates are set up with … Continue reading

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Do you really need a Project Management Office? (PMO effectiveness metrics)

Why do you have a Project Management Office? What do they do? What value do they add to the company?  Is that their opinion or the business’? If you have a clear definition of your PMO, go and ask some … Continue reading

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A Federated Process Model

A common problem experienced by companies with diverse operations is that of standardizing processes. Finding a balance is a complex activity that involves: a)      having enough processes definition to drive end to end processes and hence results for the company … Continue reading

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