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I loved Michael Frahm's simple explanation of what megaprojects are: Big political things Apart from that megaprojects tend to be over the £1 billion mark in terms of budget and are often under great scrutiny - not just because of the politics but because many of...
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I loved Michael Frahm's simple explanation of what megaprojects are: Big political things Apart from that megaprojects tend to be over the £1...
We kick off with a poll where we asked PMO practitioners where they would like their PMO career to lead them to: It's pretty...
The latest certification from the House of PMO - the Essentials for PMO Analysts - was introduced to the membership a few weeks ahead of the...
So what is Active Listening? And why do I need to know? Many job specifications will include something about Active Listening. It is probably a...
We had another experiment in how we can get the community talking about the areas of PMO that matter the most to them. We wanted a way to stimulate...
In the PMO Competency Framework there is a key behaviour focused on tasks:Take ownership of tasks and complete promptly keeping customers up...
A key topic area for many PMOs right now – working with the Agile approach.
There have been two prominent areas of learning, discussion and sharing of insights around Agile.
The first, how does the PMO support both traditional projects and projects which have adopted the Agile philsophy or approach? Questions like how to report on both; how to realise benefits; what happens with the business case?
The second, how does the PMO support Agile-at-scale, so focusing on the portfolio management level, what does the PMO need to do to support the business and help make all projects successful.
At the heart of what House of PMO is all about – helping PMO professionals to develop themselves in their careers.
There are so many different aspects of our careers and over the years we’ve shared lots of practical insights, advice and tips.
We’ve covered everything from practical tips on creating a great PMO CV; developing yourself in your role; courses to consider doing; continuous improvements; different career paths; networking – you name it we’ve covered it.
How many times do you hear the words “adding value” when it comes to the work the PMO does?
It’s one of those phrases that makes little sense until you start to dig into what the PMO does – do they do it successfully – and is it needed by the business?
The whole theme of metrics and measures was one of our Inside PMO reports and it’s an area we often revisit as PMOs are looking for the key to maturing their services and really delivering what is written in their mandate.
We grabble with the objective and subjective measures – the tangible and intangible – the metrics that belong to the PMO and the ones that are project and programme owned.
Then there’s the metrics and measures for the PMO team and the leader – which measures can be attributed fairly?