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Planning for your vacation or your IT project. Pack the right essentials

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As I write this the school holidays are looming, and the year is zooming by. I don't know about you, but my thoughts have already started to turn to the holidays, and specifically the annual family holiday - our chance to relax, unwind and create some fabulous memories together. As I'm planning the ...
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Overuse of the F-word! How IT project failure may be self-fulfilling

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No-one sets out on an IT Project imagining that it's going to fail. IT Projects are never designed this way and yet many teams make life so hard for themselves that failure is almost inevitable - almost as if by design! I would love to ban the f-word, 'failure', until after everything has been tried...
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Kick Start Your Project Management Office (PMO) - Five Key Areas of Focus and Assessment

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In 2020, the Project Management Institute (PMI) Pulse of the Profession reported that less than half (36%) of organisations achieved high alignment of projects with their organisational strategy. Projects that are not aligned to your business strategy are wasted investment. Reflect on that for a mom...
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New strategic PMOs have a vital new responsibility to drive evolution

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Aren't PMOs amazing? In recent years the Project Management Office has evolved from the brink of extinction to in many cases a vital driver of critical strategic change. Consider that transformation for a moment - from a position where lots of organisations where questioning the point of even having...
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What does the 'P' in your PMO stand for?

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Originally published in CIO magazine. Project, program or portfolio? Probably. How about power, potential and pioneer? While governance and process are vital to the smooth running of IT projects and their ultimate successful outcome, strong leadership is essential. “Essential to what extent?” you ma...
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Does your organisation need a PMO? Here are seven great questions to help you decide

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The conclusion drawn by most IT/tech firms is that they do. So, as most companies digitise their service offer and effectively become IT/tech firms - the question is does YOUR organisation need a PMO? Seven great questions coming up to help you decide. First though, it would be a mistake to enter th...
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Benchmarking your PMO for the sake of your business

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When Innotas carried out its annual survey of Project Management professionals, one overriding and crucial message leapt out at me from the report. Metrics by which project success and PMO success are measured are dangerously misaligned, not just with each other but with business strategy. The Innot...
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