Category: Intake Process

What is PMOps?

As part of my new PMO re-design PMOps™ (Project Management Operations office) introducing one new metric at a time and once we see the adoption moving towards improvement, in other words, Management by Objectives, we introduce another. It’s like Capability Maturity on steroids.

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Sizing PMO for Your Reality

There are a few trains of thought when it comes to this topic according to the guidance that is out there. A common one comes down to aligning the number of PMO roles to the overall cost of the portfolio it is managing. Another relates more to the number of projects and programs that are active and being managed in the organization but the majority of PMOs are budget driven and resource up to that amount.

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March Madness is Here – Will Your Project Bracket Win?

Can you feel it in the air? Do you sense it in the wind? There’s a whisper out there building in strength, building into the annual crescendo that it always aspires to be. A battle is coming. Many will compete, yet only a few will survive. We fill our brackets with the names of the contenders who we feel are the most deserving. And we strive to be standing firm at the end of the tournament. March Madness has arrived, but if you’re thinking this is a basketball analogy, you’re mistaken. It’s time to get funding for this year’s projects and you better have your program and portfolio brackets together because the battle is about to begin.  

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From Project Management to PMO – Where Do I Start?

I decided it would be good to write an article on my personal structure for a PMO Development Roadmap, with some insight into why I believe certain functions need to happen in a specific order to achieve maximum success within your PMO.  Please realize that many steps can be developed concurrently, while some really should be developed into a functional state before you begin developing the next function or service offering of the PMO. 

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VIDEO – How To Use Project Intake Processes To Manage Your Project Portfolio

Implementing an effective Project Intake Process is a key success factor for expanding the value...

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