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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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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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Improve your business with Methodologies, procedures and frameworks

Do you have a methodology in your business? A framework? Procedures? Does it matter? When methodologies are first deployed there is a flurry of activity where everyone is trained and then set loose upon an unsuspecting world with binders under … Continue reading

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Improve project efficiency and effectiveness by dealing with quality – Part 1

Despite industry efforts over decades of work, many projects and project managers have difficulties in managing quality. Quality management as a discipline has been with us for a long time.  The two best known project management methods – PMBOK and … Continue reading

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Compliance versus Support – The Chicken and the Egg

To bring some structure and consistency to projects (and business processes in general), audits or QA checks/gates are often performed to assess current practices and to enforce consistency.  But in one of the great ironies, it is often necessary to … Continue reading

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Improve your PMO effectiveness by walking around

As a PMO member, probably one of the most productive things you could do for your customers is to get out from your desk and get into businessland. By physically staying in the PMO team area (and let’s face it … Continue reading

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