Understanding Maps will help your PMO Career

PMOs are a relatively modern phenomenon. The earliest known maps include cave drawings from around 16,500BC and even older maps inscribed on mammoth tusks. That's a lot of Lessons Learned that PMOs can draw knowledge from! In this article we explore what PMO people and Cartographers have in common, and what we can learn from the pioneers of map making.

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6 Cognitive Biases that PMO professionals need to be aware of

6 Cognitive Biases that PMO professionals need to be aware of

How many times have you bemoaned the erratic, irrational and illogical decisions that have been made, causing projects to deliver late, dependencies to be missed and seemingly disparate projects to clash? Cogitative Biases effect projects deliver and PMO success. But they can be mitigated and controlled. Here are six to watch out for. 

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PMOs need to get to grips with Big Data

PMOs need to get to grips with Big Data

We are in an age where we can (and do) gather increasing amounts or data about our organizations, projects, suppliers, markets and people. These sources could be used to make better data-driven decisions about how we deliver projects and seek to extract value from them. But despite the obvious potential, few PMOs have made progress with tapping into this pool of data.

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Free Portfolio Tracker

Free Portfolio Tracker

Struggling to keep track of your projects portfolio? This simple tracker will help - and its 100% cheaper than a PPM tool! The template allows you to keep track of the % work complete and spend vs budget across a portfolio of projects. Dynamic bars show at a glance whether projects are behind or ahead of schedule, whilst a handy '$$$' indicator keeps track of how fast the project is burning through its budget allocation. 

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The Definitive List of Agile Metrics

The Definitive List of Agile Metrics

You could argue that if there was one single thing that you would expect PMOs to be good at, it would be Metrics. After all, PMOs often exalt the mantra that 'the PMO is the single voice of truth!'. 

But PMO analysts seem to be far less savvy about the metrics that are important in agile environments. Well never fear - we've pulled together the definitive collection of Agile Metrics for your performance indicating pleasure...

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