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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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Project management principles

Not a day goes by without a new whitepaper, book, or conference article published heralding a new delivery approach that is absolutely the only possible way that all projects should be delivered from hereon. How fortunate then that experienced project managers and PMO professionals don’t follow fads. Instead, they follow project management principles. Underpinning the…
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Preparing a Workforce for Automation

Spurred by the impact of Covid-19, companies, large and small, have embraced the necessity of redesigning and automating work processes to remain competitive. Advances in intelligent systems with the ability to think, learn, and work alongside humans enable lower costs, higher quality, and faster cycle times than previously possible. More companies are pursuing automation in an accelerated fashion as…
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Becoming More Agile: The Benefits of an External Consultant

The pressure on organizations to remake themselves in an ever-changing competitive environment is palpable. Business leaders, academic theorists, and consulting gurus proclaim the mantra of agility as the certain, if not the only, path to survival. The old ways of doing business no longer work, rendered obsolete by new technology, consumer expectations, and precarious supply and…
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Data Versus Information in Agile Organizations

“Agility” is a widely accepted goal of modern organizations, the ideal response to a continually changing environment. Agility is an organization’s ability to understand the transformative forces in today’s environment, identify future opportunities and perils, and quickly adjust (or morph) to exploit the new conditions. Professor Julian Birkinshaw of the London School of Economics formally declared the…
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The Need for Project Leaders in the Post Covid-19 Economy

The economic consequences of Covid-19 are substantial. The World Bank predicts a 5.2% drop in global GDP, the deepest global recession in decades despite national governments extending trillions of dollars in aid. If outbreaks continue with restrictions on movement extended, more businesses will fail, the numbers of unemployed will soar, and recovery could be extended for years.…
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The Role of the Agile PMO in SAFe | Scaled Agile Framework

An enterprise-level business lives and dies by efficiency and agility. It’s a single company with multiple teams, offices, and divisions that all work together to create a profitable company that meets and exceeds its business goals.  Organizations seeking efficiency often look to agile delivery approaches. They introduce Scrum to software delivery teams – usually with…
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