April 27, 2018

A PMO which is working properly should be making a real difference to how well projects and programmes run, helping to provide real-time controls over project budgets and workflows; implementing governance requirements; and keeping senior managers updated with meaningf...

April 27, 2018

The planning cycle varies between businesses and the public sector. In the public sector, it tends to be tied to taxation timetables and government grants. As such, the main part of the planning cycle takes place between December and March, ready for implementation onc...

April 27, 2018

Agile projects - can a PMO manage them?



In fact, let’s rephrase that. Can any part of the business manage Agile projects? Or are PMO professionals and other business managers doomed to listen to endless tales of stories and sprints and who said what at the scrum, wi...

April 27, 2018

A surprising number of organisations are running a project or programme management office (PMO) without actually realising it. How does this come about and what are the signs that an organisation has a PMO operating under the radar?

First of all, consider what a formall...

April 3, 2018

PMO - just more admin or key to effective project outcomes?

The Project Management Office (PMO) often divides opinion among leaders in business and the public sector. Some see it as a key factor in providing the business intelligence that enables tight control of projec...

March 28, 2018

Are you getting the most out of your Head of PMO?

Many organisations are failing to get all of the value they could from their Head of PMO. This role can be a key factor in making the entire organisation more effective; it's all a question of the interface between the P...

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