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In our blog and news section we keep you up to date with what is happening at HotPMO, whilst bringing you hot takes on the latest news from industry.

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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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Standardization vs Agility

Business organizations arise to meet specific market needs. The expectation that tomorrow’s environment will be the same as today encourages investment, human and physical, and promotes planning for the future. Revenue and profit growth invariably creates more considerable investment in people, plants, equipment, and technology necessary to maximize advantage and fend off competitors. Shareholders expect…
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The Importance of Personal Networks

Ability versus Relationships “It’s not what you know, but who you know that matters.” Parents, teachers, politicians, and company executives often reject the idea that relationships matter more than knowledge. Even so, examples of favoritism versus merit abound in everyday society. The boy or girl who plays behind the less talented child of the Coach…
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Successful Project Failures

How do we define project success and project failure? A project is a series of coordinated, tangible, and intangible inputs and outputs intended to produce a specific outcome. Humans have engaged in big and small projects since the beginning of time, from the development of a stone ax to the erection of great skyscrapers. Despite…
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Capturing the Strategic advantage of Project Data

Data provided Great Britain a strategic advantage in World War II. Likewise, project data can provide your business strategic advantages today. As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881), British Prime Minister Bletchley Park During the early days of World…
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HotPMO – our logo and brand

Our more regular readers and clients will recall that we undertook a significant rebrand towards the end of last year. HotPMO had started out as a PMO Blog. At the time, there weren’t many sites focused on the Project Management Office, and of those that existed, many were formal and focused on governance. HotPMO was…
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The Challenges of a Hybrid Working Environment

Much like farm families had to deal with sons returning from World War I, companies worldwide are struggling with the Covid-19 impact on the workforce and workplace. Work was necessarily transferred from the office to the home, accelerating a trend that appeared in the 1970s with “telecommuting.” Despite rosy projections that telecommuting would be the…
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