4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO). According to an April 2010 survey (I know, it's been awhile) that I conducted of project managers and PM-related staff, the answer is no. 58% of respondents indicated that they did not feel their PMO was effective. Only 34% said that their PMO had good repeatable processes, procedures and templates in place to help them do their jobs well.

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Interview with Lazy Project Manager


Today I want to introduce you to one of them, Peter Taylor, also known as "the Lazy Project Manager" Peter is a dynamic and commercially astute professional who has achieved notable success in Project Management; currently as head of a PMO at Siemens Industry Software Limited, a supplier of global product lifecycle management solutions.

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The PMO Series (3): The Different Project Management Office Types


A PMO has various functions and purposes: It’s responsible for establishing and maintaining standardized processes, methods and policies in the organization and to make sure that projects align with the organizational business strategy. The 3 Fundamental PMO types As we’ve already established, there is no one-size-fits-all PMO, each organization will define the role and responsibilities of their PMO depending on their business strategy, culture and history.

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Interesting Project Management Survey Results

Brad Egeland

October 2010 PM Survey - PM Frustrations 1. indecision - poor management - lack of stakeholder involvement August 2010 Survey - Where are You Now? 0-10% - 84% 11-25% - 5% 25-50% - 11% 50+% - 0% April 2010 Survey - PMO Effectiveness 1.

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5 Hacks to Fix Your Project Management Office

Brad Egeland

​Way back in May of 2010, I conducted a survey of my readers – mainly project managers and PMO directors and CIOs, etc.and I asked them some questions about their organization's project management infrastructure. Replace the PMO Director. Improve PMO usability.

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Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

Zombie PM is a term I came up with in 2010 when I put together a project management alphabet. Government PMO,” says Derek Huether, an enterprise Agile coach and trainer. “It was a traditional PMO, filled with certified professionals doing very good work in very specific areas of expertise. “But this PMO was managing software applications, both in development and in operation.

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Strategic Project Portfolio Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

It sounds simple – we all know we should do it, but it’s hard to know where to start for a new PMO. It’s everything a novice PMO Manager needs to know to support her project managers at work. Everything a novice PMO Manager needs to know to support her project managers at work. Reading this was a pleasure; I’m sure I’ll refer to it again in the future – and if you work in a PMO, you should too. A version of this book review first appeared on my blog in 2010.

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PMI Are some more equal than others?

The Lazy Project Manager

And finally the disclaimer; whilst it is true that I have presented at four PMI Congresses in the past (Amsterdam 2009, Milan 2010, Washington 2010, Dallas 2011) it is now 5 years since I have spoken at any of the regional congresses, apart from PMI Australia and PMI New Zealand and, as such, I hope to be looking at this in an objective way, as an attendee rather than part of the presentational team. ‘All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others’.

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?? It can't be that bad, right? No. 5

Project Management Five

Some PMO love in the EU That was a challenging title ?? But in the end, it says what it needs to; the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, with support from the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, is building their own Project Management Office (PMO) using PRICE2 as their guide.

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I Can Work from Anywhere - Remote Project Management Myths

Brad Egeland

How about your PMO Director, if that's applicable. Yes, that's silly – especially in the 2010's and current technology – but it happens and those “leaders” are still out there. I will be the first to say that remote work works for me.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 Business services (2 million jobs) and Manufacturing (630,000 jobs) supported the greatest number of project management roles in 2010. Business services and healthcare are expected to lead job growth between 2010 and 2020. [11]. PMO Popularity by Company Size: 61% of small organizations (<$100M) have a PMO. 88% of mid-size companies ($100M-$1B) have a PMO. 90% of large enterprises (>$1B) have a PMO. [16].

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success


During the 2010, 2013, and all of those other fun launches as we’ve gone through and continued to advance Microsoft Project, Project Online, and all of the good Project for the web stuff. Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Tad: Well good, clearly it is the PMO that is landing much of this, but it’s actually the innovation or strategy groups that start much of this activity.

Five Immutable Principles of Project Success - A Compendium

Herding Cats

The Five Principles emerged while I was a PMO VP at Rocky Flats. Our PMO was accountable the ICT (InforCommunicationsunnications Technology) portion of the work effort, which included all the normal business systems (PeopleSoft ERP), all the communication (data and voice), all the data capture for the environmental remediation processes and recording keeping and the Cold and Dark projects for the non-nuclear building.

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How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups


From 2010 to 2017, I worked several years in three Berlin-based, fast-growing startups in my capacity as Scrum Master, agile coach, and Product Owner. Fallacy #6: We Need a PMO for Product. TL; DR: How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups.

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Simply the Best

The Lazy Project Manager

an exact replica of a submission that gave me the opportunity to speak at PMI events in Amsterdam and Sao Paulo in 2009, at Project Zone in Budapest 2010 and at a number of other sessions around Europe. Peter Taylor is a PMO expert currently leading a Global PMO, with 200 project managers acting as custodians for nearly 5,000 projects around the world, for Kronos Inc.

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Webinar Recap: Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project


As early as 2009, 2010, nearly 11 years before I was working as a PMO. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Understanding Dependencies, Leads and Lags with MS Project, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations


If you’re using project is in a portfolio or PMO, any of the enterprise level projects, consult with your administrator before you just start changing anything in project that you may see here today that you desperately want or desperately need.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM


You are a MPUG user for 10 years and you’ve got project 2010, and you can do things lethally, Agiley and Mobily. We can flag it as a high priority and then I also have to report to the PMO and the compliance team on this activity because we’re talking about process mapping. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 2 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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Webinar Recap – Visual Awesomeness: Enhance Your Project Online Power BI Reports with Custom Visuals


I’ve been working on creating blog posts and videos and giving speeches since 2010. And the people who would be seeing these reports would be, for example, resource manager who wants to see the availability of his or her team or even a PMO team member, for example, that wanted to get an overall overview of the data.

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