What does Governance mean anyway?

2022-08-25T12:30:06+10:00November 24th, 2017|

Organisation to organisation, Governance can often vary significantly, being associated with financials, reporting, resource management and even investment management. Often it's in place to ensure teams do what they're supposed to do. Governance means different things to different people. There is no single definition that will align to everyone’s view or opinions. Governance refers to [...]

Are PMOs necessary?

2022-08-25T11:50:35+10:00November 24th, 2017|

Some organisations we have been speaking to say don’t have a PMO and say they don’t need a PMO (Project Management Office). They ask us 'are PMOs necessary' for the functioning of a business? Our response is ‘have you ever had one?’. They say ‘no’. So then we reply ‘how do you know you don’t [...]

Project Management tips for introducing it to your business

2022-08-25T11:40:36+10:00November 24th, 2017|

Project Management within an organisation should reflect the size, maturity and needs of the organisation. Here, we have compiled some of our top project management tips when optimising for your organisation's needs. The organisation will also need to consider how it wants to implement good practices and depending on the size may choose to implement [...]

What is Agile, PMBOK, & PRINCE2?

2022-08-25T11:27:33+10:00November 24th, 2017|

These are a range of different project methodologies which are often applied to project management, with the three most commonly considered being PMBOK, PRINCE2and Agile. Uses of these methodologies across businesses and industries varies from one to the other. Many companies we have worked with have even created their own version of the methodologies, most often [...]

What is a Greenfield PMO and how do you build one?

2022-08-25T10:35:12+10:00November 24th, 2017|

According to Rajeev Gupta in his book "Project Management", ‘in many disciplines a greenfield project is one that lacks constraints imposed by prior work. The analogy is to that of construction on greenfield land where there is no need to work within the constraints of existing buildings or infrastructure’. In the corporate environment when [...]

What is the role of a PMO and how does it continue to evolve?

2022-08-25T10:25:29+10:00November 24th, 2017|

When talking PMO, we need to remember that each PMO is uniquely different, and when it comes to the role of a PMO, it's important to tailor its function to the goals and capabilities of each organisation. In some organisations in today’s challenging business environment, the goal and role of a PMO is to guide project [...]

There’s no such thing as a standard PMO!

2022-08-25T10:10:26+10:00November 2nd, 2017|

Why is there no such thing as a standard PMO? Why can't we just "copy and paste" PMOs and their guidelines, governance frameworks, and cultures across any and every organisation and industry It's because there's no such thing as a ONE size fits all PMO. There is generally NO consensus on PMOs. PMO’s are based on [...]

Before starting a new PMO, just do this one thing!

2022-08-25T09:57:24+10:00November 1st, 2017|

How do you avoid Project Failure? Project overrun. Missing deadlines. Way over budget. Hundreds of change requests! Sound familiar? If you’re like many organisations, it’s likely you may experience project failure whereby they fail to deliver or if they are delivered, deliver late, significantly over budget or not per original requirements. These things are [...]

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