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29 06, 2018

Agile resource management doesn’t need to be so hard

By | 2018-06-29T06:13:27+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

The way in which projects are delivered today can make it feel like resource management is stuck in the dark ages. With the rise of Agile, where teams are split into squads and work is spliced into sprints, there is a tendency to revert to very rudimentary resource planning and management. However, this need [...]

20 06, 2018

How you can avoid hours, days, and potentially weeks of lost productivity

By | 2018-06-20T07:37:56+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

It’s happened to most of us. You’ve spent hours or days on a document; researching to make sure you have all the right elements and necessary information added so that, when it comes to review time, you have minimal follow up. Or maybe you’ve been working on a solution (may that be a new [...]

29 05, 2018

Setting up your Project Finance for success

By | 2018-05-29T01:48:49+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

Let me call out a few project finance terminologies at you: Earned Value (EV), Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (or Return on Investment (ROI)) and Present Value Index What all these terminologies have in common is that they attempt to measure, explain and quantify the discounted cash flow frameworks. A very [...]

24 05, 2018

PMI Melbourne Conference 2018 – Our Take

By | 2018-05-24T06:33:34+00:00 May 24th, 2018|

Australia’s Premier Project Management Conference took place this month in Melbourne, hosted by the PMI Melbourne Chapter. This year, the conference was themed by diversity, performance and wellbeing. The national conference, which was first introduced in 2013 and is now in its fifth year, enables professionals, academics and other community representatives to share their [...]

21 05, 2018

Scaling with Agile – choosing the right approach for your organisation

By | 2018-05-29T05:32:33+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

We focus a lot of our energy on how an organisation can go Agile and how we, as an enabler, can help your organisation to apply the appropriate support and governance layers to Project Management, regardless of the existing methodologies used. However, once we’re starting to implement Agile, we need to stop to think [...]

29 04, 2018

Setting up MS Project for scheduling success

By | 2018-05-07T00:30:43+00:00 April 29th, 2018|

All but the simplest of software applications are designed to function or behave differently depending on the operational settings applied. Once the software is installed, we often forget that these settings exist and use the application in blissful ignorance. However, with the case of Microsoft Project, that ignorance is often not blissful and may [...]

6 04, 2018

Going agile shouldn’t sacrifice governance

By | 2018-04-24T00:49:37+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Enterprises are recognising a growing need to improve overall agility and responsiveness to customer needs, leading to a mix of approaches in scaling Agile. Going Agile requires a degree of Agile maturity, and reasonable Agile experience at the team level. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development jointly proclaimed they valued: Individuals and Interactions over [...]

23 03, 2018

Top 5 trends for PMO in 2018

By | 2018-04-29T06:10:31+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|

2017 was an excellent year for AMO! Our observation of PMOs across industries, was also positive, with a greater awareness of the PMO and its place in today’s organisations. If you didn’t already have one, you were either talking about one or had already kicked off implementation activities for your first PMO. Likewise, if [...]

13 03, 2018

The 6 habits of highly defective PMOs

By | 2018-04-29T06:10:46+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

1. NOT HAVING A CLEAR VISION ON THE TYPE OF PMO YOU HAVE Ok, so you’re starting a new PMO, perhaps it’s the first time the organisation is having a PMO or maybe it’s another Program PMO or even a Portfolio PMO. Whichever PMO type it is, you need to define this quickly and be [...]

27 02, 2018

Preparing for Agile – Is your organisation REALLY ready?

By | 2018-04-29T06:10:56+00:00 February 27th, 2018|

So, you want to be Agile! Everyone else is doing it, right? Who wouldn’t want to remove the bureaucracy, deliver projects that customers actually want, and have the ability to make quality progress without excessive constraint? You may be ready, your colleagues and customers may be ready, but is your organisation ready? We believe [...]