Recently I collaborated on a podcast with Wayne Thompson, the host of the very popular blog "Project Management War Stories." Wayne wanted a topic that would continue the theme of PMO structure, organization, and function within a larger enterprise. We decided to revisit the topic of building a PMO from the "grass roots level", which many of you will recognize from my … [Read more...] about How To Build A PMO From The “Grass Roots Level” Using A Clean Sheet Of Paper
“Next Practices” Initiatives And PMO Formation
The usual way that Program Management Offices (PMO) impact the firm's strategy is through the execution of their "value proposition." The execution of projects yields tangible, concrete assets; new processes; or principles of operation that guide the firm and add long term value to the shareholders. This blog post addresses how PMOs can more effectively deliver long term … [Read more...] about “Next Practices” Initiatives And PMO Formation
Just What Do We Mean When We Say “Best Practices” in a Project Context?
"Best Practices" is a term which is used very loosely in project as well as other business contexts. Often people use the term when they mean those practices which can be employed with high probability of success across organizational or company boundaries. But the real context of the application of Best Practices is within a single organizational context itself. Harold … [Read more...] about Just What Do We Mean When We Say “Best Practices” in a Project Context?