Delivery Support

How PMOs Creatively Challenge the Status Quo

In this session, Sharon Williams looks at the benefits of the PMO challenging the status quo and supporting more creative thinking during delivery and how they can do that. Through sharing of real-life examples from programmes and projects worked on, the session covers the changes that the PMO has had to make and what the outcomes were.
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PMO Trends for 2022 with the Lodgers

Each year we published the trends we think will have an impact on PMOs for the coming year, these are the trends for 2022. In this session, we asked our lodgers to share their own insights based on the trends this year. In the recording, you'll hear about some of their choices - including the centre of excellence; new working practices, citizen developer, the hybrid challenge and resilience. Hopefully, it will give you some different insights into each of those areas - plus watch out for the gorilla!
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Principles for Project Success

In July 2020, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), a government organisation, released a white paper which focused on eight principles, "a quick guide for practitioners on things to get right for any project to succeed" The IPA is the UK government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects and is aligned with the Cabinet Office and the Treasury. If you've not seen the paper, take a look at it here. We were specifically interested in what the principles for project success are and take another look at the PMO Principles in light of them.  The challenge for PMOs is also how to embed and ingrain these principles within our organisations.
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Supporting Complex Projects

The Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s (IPA) have an initiative called Project X. Project X is a vehicle to engage contemporary research in project and programme with the ‘real-world’ issues that are manifest across the Government’s Major Project Portfolio (GMPP). Project X is ambitious, it seeks to promote and support methodologically rigorous research that is firmly grounded in clear pathways to impact – with an ultimate ambition of delivering savings for the project delivery and enhancing project management capability across government departments and industry. As part of the initiative, different organisations are taking part and making contributions, the Association for Project Management (APM) is one of them and a recent report called Developing the Practice of Governance - was released. The report focuses on how project practitioners could improve governance on their projects and of course, that's a subject that should interest any PMO practitioner too. As part of the weekly #PMOwfh session, we had one of the authors of that report join us. It sparked some really interesting and new insights which we think you'll enjoy exploring too. Let's get started
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PMO Services for Agile and Waterfall Projects

Many PMOs do not have the luxury of focussing solely on Waterfall or Agile projects. Their challenge is to evolve their service offering to support the Waterfall projects, whilst juggling an increasing number of Agile projects in the portfolio. During this session, John McIntyre of HotPMO will discuss how PMOs can rise to the challenge and become delivery heroes!
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