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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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Understanding Maps will help your Project Management Office (PMO) Career

This is not a Map This is in fact, a six different maps of Scotland, superimposed on each other. It was compiled by John Cowley in 1734 to demonstrate the variance between the maps available at the time, caused by clock and chronometers used by mapmakers speeding up and slowing down, by inaccurate measuring devices…
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There’s more to Project Reporting than producing a Report

I was speaking with Ken Burrell (PMO professional and blogger), Chris Walters (Senior PMO / portfolio consultant and mentor), and Nicole Reilly (Head of PMO, and the first person I go to when I need advice on PMO tooling). Ken told me that back in the day, when he was first working as a Project…
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PMO Training is coming of age

It wasn’t that long ago that the only training available to PMO professionals was Project Management training. It is true that studying for the Project Management Institute PMP® (Project Management Professional) and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams may be useful to PMO people from a control, compliance, and delivery perspective. But they do not cover the fundamental…
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Are you a Leader, or a Manager? It’s a trick question.

Are you a manager or a leader? It’s a question that social media seems to be obsessed with. The images and quotes below are a small selection of those that come up with a quick Google search. We see clearly that Managers are old-school and an overhead, whereas Leaders are the best thing since sliced…
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The PMOBots are coming!

My phone squawked this morning. It was a message telling me that three of my Project Managers were on holiday, one was visiting a different office, and one was sick. This kind of information is useful for PMOs. I started to make a mental note of the teams that I would reach out to during…
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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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