Does Your IT Department Need a PMO?

Not every business needs a PMO in every situation. But when a PMO can improve operations, that potential for improvement is probably dramatic. An article at TG Daily shares some quick advice to help you decide if implementing a PMO would be a good idea for your IT department. The …

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PMO in the Middle

Strategy occurs across three different levels in the organization: at the top, where it is created; at the bottom, where it is executed; and in the middle, where strategy from the top is translated into activities achievable by the bottom. The PMO and portfolio management exist in that middle space. …

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Augmenting the PMO with Lean Thinking

When you care about customer value, reducing waste, and optimizing the use of employee skills, you are thinking lean. The lean methodology can help PMOs self-improve in many ways. In a post at Leading Answers, project leader Mike Griffiths outlines the ways that lean adds value. Leaner Action Lean, like …

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Introducing Agile Flavor to the PMO

A PMO that exists purely to implement structure for the sake of structure is going to get in people’s way, and it is that sort of PMO that gives great PMOs a bad name. In an article for CIO magazine, Michael Dougherty discusses how he has implemented aspects of agile …

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