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The PMO Secret Weapon

Listen to proponents of a Project Management Office (PMO), and they will tell you that there were a few key reasons they formed. Visibility into the execution of projects and portfolio Methodology or rather, delivery needed to be more consistent and repeatable Resource and capacity planning are necessary to function better within the execution of projects The maturity of the …

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The Global Technology Project Manager Outlook

Is technology project management a disappearing occupation in the United States (US)? How about in other countries? Or is the increase in project management professionals rising?  The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) doesn’t’ even classify project manager as an occupation.  The Project Management Institute (PMI) releases an annual survey every year that surveys globally based project managers …

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Drive Project Manager’s Excellence

Mastering Project Management To stand out from the crowd project managers have to outperform and position themselves for excellence.  They also need to know how their performance counts.  They can’t do it alone though!  This is where the alpha project manager comes into play.  Defining an alpha project manager isn’t easy.  The supporting organization has to commit itself to drive …

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PMO – You Need These to Deliver in 2018 and Beyond

Information Technology (IT) projects are crushing it in 2018! To the tune of US$3.7 Trillion. ZDNet and TechRepublic teamed up to develop a special report that extracted Gartner’s statistics regarding IT spend.  Check out the infographic further down in this post.  With 39% of corporate respondents (worldwide) indicating an increase in IT budgets it is vital that the technology project …

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Battle Project Manager Burnout! Are you at risk?

Project Management Burnout It’s inevitable.  You’ve been with the company several years, managed several high visibility projects, are known for high output, are well-rounded, and respected by your peers.  You are so good at your job that leadership says your name every time some team is spun up to analyze project improvement.  In fact, they think that tossing a few …

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Top Five Reasons PMOs Fail

Failure is lack of success or the omission of a required action.  In some PMO organizations, a charter can describe some of the actions it promises to take.  A vehicle’s lack of success could be that the doors will not lock, one of the tires needs air, the navigation system leads you off on a path you did not want …