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Latest News -24th June 2022
Normal service resumes at the House of PMO after two weeks of PMO conferences in London and Edinburgh. We’re glad to be back home but it has been really great to meet so many PMO practitioners during our time away.
In this week’s newsletter we also share a session from a couple of months ago – Creating a PMO Service – there are plenty of practical tips to get you and your PMO started plus some benefits mapping and SIPOC tables!
Next week’s session on the Agile PMO Super Series gets into tooling (as voted by previous attendees) so if that is one that grabs your attention, see you there.
Take care for now!
We've been running a series of sessions which focus on Agile delivery which have allowed us to get deeper into certain areas which PMOs might be...
How many times do we hear the term about PMOs being the ‘critical friend’ to our Project Managers, Programme Managers, SROs and...
Cheese and port, Batman and Robin, sweet and salty, gin and tonic. Is the combination of PMO and Portfolio in one function a perfect pairing? An...
The monthly magazine for April took a different vibe to usual - we decided to take a look at how the PMO can provide support and guidance which is a...
The PMO needs people to make decisions and take action pretty much everyday. We provide reports, we have conversations, we try and influence yet...
We’ve moved away from stakeholder management as a concept, and now the practitioner’s focus should be on stakeholder engagement. This...
We continue the Agile PMO Super Series with a focus on Lean Governance as requested by the members. If there's one thing you need to know about Lean...
Is your PMO still caught up with disconnected spreadsheets, inefficient manual processes, and Power Point reporting? Are you struggling to...
It's a session that has been repeatedly asked for - how to become a PMO contractor? In this session, we invited Pragmatic PMO - Ken Burrell - who...
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In this session we take a look at the PMO service catalogue and learn how to create a PMO service. You will learn about why a service catalogue exists, what it is used for and how to create one for your PMO. Eileen gets into the detail of what a service consists of...
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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?