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As 27% of CIOs predict increasing the number of IT contractors on their books – how not to get handcuffed to expensive retainers

What's the P in your PMO

One of the greatest arguments for hiring contractors over permanent staff is reduced headcount – when work is quiet you want fewer “bums on seats” waiting for something to do. I am therefore surprised to find many companies are voluntarily tying themselves into contracts with contractors that effectively do this …

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Measuring Project Performance by PMOs

measuring project performance

Almost every project manager comes across such an issue in his or her career at least once or more than once. He or she is given the responsibility, by the core management, to report the current performance level of the project. The project manager spends several hours entering phase related …

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Beyond Portfolio Reporting

Inside-PMO-Flashmob

The Challenges and Reality of Portfolio Management Early December in London’s Fleet Street and PMO Flashmob – the PMO networking group – hosted the first ‘PMO Managers’ Lunch’. These events bring together PMO Managers, from a number of different industries, to talk in-depth about a particular PMO topic. At this …

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Processes -v- People

Flexible thinking

Organisational agility is being promoted as the ‘silver bullet’ to create value and eliminate project failures, but decades of research show that methodologies, standard operating procedures and organisational maturity are essential underpinnings of consistent success. Are these mutually exclusive propositions or is there a more subtle answer to this apparent …

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