As project management offices mature, they move from a bureaucratic cost centre to a value-driven asset. Embarking on a PMO maturity journey can unlock the value of your PMO and drive it towards a more supportive, strategic role.
For many project-led or project-focused organisations, the project management office is synonymous with a centre of excellence (CoE). In reality, however, some organisations set up a standalone centre of excellence rather than having a full-service PMO, and some set up the CoE as a separate function to the PMO. Here we unravel what a CoE
The number of organisations taking a hybrid approach to managing and delivering projects has increased. Here’s why customising your project management framework to reflect this will better support project success.
Unpredictability and flux may be the new status quo but there is plenty leaders can do when it comes to helping employees deal with change in the workplace. Taking steps to address the psychological safety of your employees at every stage of the change process is a good place to start.
60-70% of organisational change projects fail. Various studies show that this failure rate has stayed constant from the 1970s to the present day. Why is this? Here are our 11 most common failings – avoiding them is first step to improving your odds of success.
A notable reason for ongoing project failure is the absence of conudcting a post implementation review (PIR). But what is a PIR, and how can an organisation use this opportunity for analysis and reflection to boost the likelihood of future project success?
No organisation has the resources to fund every project. It’s therefore safe to say that when decision makers are reviewing your business case they’ll most likely be looking for a reason to say ‘no’. This is why an effective business case is about more than simply listing the costs and benefits of a project. As far as possible it needs to be watertight. When writing a business case, use our comprehensive checklist and prove your project is worth the investment.
When project management office (PMO) success is so closely tied to organisational success, it is essential to set up your PMO to ensure the best possible outcomes. Download this checklist of the most important elements to consider.
Project management has had a long history in sectors such as construction, IT, defence, mining and government, but career paths for those with project skills now stretch beyond traditional roles. Find out where new opportunities are opening up and how you can tap into them.
Almost one in five PMOs are disbanded due to their inability to show value to the organisation. Here’s how to spot a struggling PMO and the remedies you can use to help rescue it.