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4 Crucial PMO staffing considerations

Are you finding it challenging to find and retain the talent you know you need to succeed in delivering valuable project management office (PMO) services? Do you wish you had the budget to acquire the talent you really need to accomplish your strategy? What should you take into consideration when staffing your PMO? People are the vibrant heartbeat of a PMO and bring life to the services the PMO offers. Without the right people, a...

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What does portfolio mean?

Today, the term portfolio is used in different contexts and has to do mainly with a variety of items and objects. The most common meaning of the portfolio refers to a collection. In addition, the combination of the term portfolio with other words such as “project” and “management” has created new terms such as “Project Portfolio Management (PPM)” and “Portfolio Management” that most of the time are used mutually to...

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Benefits of PMOs adopting an Agile approach

The PMO can be considered the new fuel for organizational change. An effective PMO delivers business results. Everything starts with hiring and empowering key people that build successful teams. It is important to create the right culture and to adopt the concept of servant leadership. The Agile approach provides companies with a common thread for how to view and plan for the future, one which links the portfolio level to the project...

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Using strategic alignment to improve business performance and organizational culture

To deploy strategies, companies need to focus on their business processes in order to reach their goals and create value. The culture of a company is part of its processes as a result of its established values, behaviors, and beliefs. As organizational culture changes over time, companies need to consider their culture when they need to align their strategies. Improving strategy alignment can improve business performance and impact...

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2021 PMO Aspirations for Excellence

The Project Management Office’s (PMO) Today and tomorrow As we close out the year 2020 and start thinking about 2021, I wanted to share some thoughts if you plan to revamp or create from scratch a business PMO in the coming year. What I have here below are what I believe could be considered aspirations for excellence to strive for within your PMO that are focused on driving strategic initiatives throughout the organization. As a...

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Key Steps to Mastering a Managerial Role

In Collaboration Successfully climbing the ladder to a managerial role takes dedication, persistence, and hard work. From there, the work only escalates, as a successful manager knows exactly how to communicate efficiently with their staff and sees great results because of it. The benefits of hard work include an increased salary, respect from peers, and pride in leading a team. If you see yourself in a higher position, here are the...

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Tips to optimize your remote work arrangement

In the last few months, countless business professionals, including a large segment of project managers, have worked at establishing themselves and working remotely. This has been different, I know, I was a remote worker for years. Somehow this large wave of remote work feels pushed, but it also makes someone wonder why we did not think of it sooner. Most have been able to do their job quite well and even at times more efficiently than...