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Do you understand what a PMO can and should do for your organisation? Jonathan Norman invites Peter Taylor (The Lazy Project Manager) to tell us about the steady rise in investment in PMOs and what it means for organisations.
In part one Peter, the author of Leading Successful PMOs, discusses getting the balance right in order to make a PMO truely successful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P_IH9gozow This 8 min section discusses how to build a successful and sustainable PMO.
Part two is a little longer at 12 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiXY5OFxmys and covers how to assess your organisation to see if a PMO is the right direction to take. What drives the need for a PMO, and will it be virtual or temporary, specialist even? Leadership qualities, business culture and the future of PMOs is also discussed.
Graham Oakes’ blog post on the APM website ‘Project Reviews, Assurance and the PMO’ makes a very cogent case for the potential benefits of involving the PMO in assurance. For me, the connection is intuitive. One of the functions of a serious PMO is as knowledge repository. If you accept that function, I’d argue that the PMO is then fundamental to assurance and governance because managing risk and uncertainty depends on an organization’s ability to learn the lessons of the past. You have the opportunity to learn not just simply from Graham’s blog but from the horse’s mouth, as he and Lindsay Scott are running a two-hour masterclass on the evening of Wednesday 12th December at Manchester Metropolitan University. The event is free to APM members and only £10.00 to non-members. Graham Oakes is author of Project Reviews, Assurance and Governance. Lindsay Scott is co-editor of the forthcoming Gower Handbook of People on Project Management.
Tomorrow, Gower is sponsoring and attending PMI Synergy 2012 at Indig02, London. You will find Jonathan Norman (Publishing Director) and Anton Clark (Marketing) on stand S-9, who will be displaying a bumper crop of project management books from industry experts, along with a special prize giveaway. Please do come by the stand and say hello.
Synergy is a celebration of project management. Held on International Project Management Day in London, the event will inform, educate, entertain and provide great networking opportunities. Proudly, it is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK.
We are proud to be part of such an important and influential event and very much hope to see you tomorrow.
Penny Pullan, co-author of Gower’s A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management is one of the experts being interviewed this week at the Leader’s Employee Engagement Conference (18-22 June), so be quick don’t miss anymore of this great free event.
Best practices and insights, that would normally cost you thousands of Pounds, Euros or Dollars, will be given directly to you, for free, in a powerful week-long conference. You can join from wherever you are. For more information and to register visit http://www.leadersemployeeengagementconference.com/
You will learn:
- How to drive Productivity and deliver Bottom Line Results
- How to attract and keep Top Talent
- How to inspire your Employees to go the Extra Mile, every day
- The Key Factors to increase Customer Loyalty
- 5 essential Drivers to keep your Employees happily performing, now & for years to come
David Hillson shows how two simple extensions to the standard risk process can bridge the gap between tactics and strategy, ensuring that risk management delivers benefits to the wider organisation. This free Webinar was recorded for the PMI International Development Community of Practice (PMI ID CoP) in March 2012.
View the Webinar here.
David has published an array of books with Gower Publishing, focussing on risk, a full of list of titles can be found here www.gowerpublishing.com/risk-attitude.
The APM PMO Special Interest Group will be meeting for their Lean & Light PMO SIG Spring Conference on April 26th in Coventry, UK.
The Conference introduction to the Lean PMO is from PMOSIG Chairman, Chris Walters with: Is my PMO doing too much – and how can we balance how lean we become before the risks become unmanageable?
Pop-Up PMOs from Sion Jones takes a look at what is needed when programmes and projects need a PMO ASAP.
Quick Wins from Peter Taylor – The Lazy Nimble PMO Manager – takes a look at what are quick wins in relation to PMOs.
The fourth session looks at agile and agile PMO from Peter Measey.
Finally they will focus on behavioural skills and look at Strategies for Creating Rapport Quickly from Dr Peter Parkes.
Throughout the day there will be opportunities to network and connect with other PMO professionals. The conference will also include the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Peter Taylor is author of Leading Successful PMOs published by Gower.
The PM National Conference will take place in Ireland on April 19th 2012.
The 200th episode of The Project Management Podcast is released today, celebrating 6 years of bringing project management topics to beginners and experts. The four-part episode includes interviews with twenty project management experts who all provide their unique opinions about the number-one challenge that project management is facing today. The project management gurus sharing their expertise with listeners include Mark Perry, Peter Taylor, Margaret Meloni, Andy Kaufman, Elizabeth Harrin as well as the presidents of the three leading project management associations: Mark Langley (PMI), Roberto Mori (IPMA) and Stacy Goff (ASAPM).
Gower, in association with The Lazy Project Manager, APM PMOSIG, the National Centre for Project Management, BOT International and Project Magazine, announce the PMO Leader of the Year Award
The Award will be presented to the PMO Leader, nominated by their PMO team, who shows the most excellent leadership and understanding of what a PMO can deliver to a business. A panel of independent judges will review all submissions to consider how each nominee has led their PMO over at least the last 12 months and how they plan to grow the PMO under their stewardship in the coming months.
For full details, list of judges and entry criteria please go to www.gowerpublishing.com/pmoleader