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Outsourcing the mundane PMO activities

Outsourcing the mundane, routine activities can help your team thrive. I’ve seen the same pattern across numerous PMO teams. Talented individuals are hired as PMO analysts because they have that certain spark, curiosity, drive, and creativity that defines the truly great analysts. But too often, those skills go underutilized as their time is spent on…
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6 Cognitive Biases that PMO professionals need to be aware of

People are lazy, and the universe is a complicated place. Actually, screw the universe – our project portfolios can be insanely complicated in their own rights! How many times have you lamented the erratic, irrational, and illogical decisions that have been made, causing projects to deliver late, dependencies to be missed and seemingly disparate projects…
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Why PMOs need to rise above the Waterfall vs Agile Debate

Are you Agile or Waterfall? Are you Agile, or are you, waterfall? Scrum or Kanban? PRINCE2 or PMBOK? Recently my LinkedIn feed seems to be full of these ‘X vs. Y’ debates. I have long puzzled about why we are so tribal about the various delivery methods, approaches, and guidance that exist. Perhaps it is…
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Agile Marketing and the role of the PMO

Most PMOs I meet with nowadays seem to be working with teams using Agile frameworks to deliver rapidly. But the focus always seems to be on software. There are not many PMO teams focused on supporting the rise of Agile Marketing. This may not be surprising. The uptake of Agile in the Software Industry has…
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Using Agile to build London’s Eiffel Tower

I ran a session at PMI’s PMO Symposium called Agile in Practice for PMO Professionals. During the course, an attendee asked about using Agile in the construction industry. I’ve delivered projects and managed PMO teams in a variety of sectors, but I have never worked in construction, so I must confess I was not able…
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US Senate Aproves the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

The US Senate has unanimously approved the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (S1.550). The Act has now cleared both chambers and will go back to the President for signature. PMI is pretty excited about the bill – they have been vocal about their endorsement of the law and see it as a good thing…
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PMO Hackathons!

Hackathons have been around since the late 90’s and have been used successfully by big companies and small start-ups alike as a way to create new software solutions quickly. There’s never been a better time to run a PMO Hackathon. There are numerous Hackathon success stories – one of the most notable being the creation…
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