Showing 30 posts tagged with: "pmo"

Sep 6, 2017

New Research Strongly Links PMO and PPM Processes to Strategic Execution

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 1 Comment

Although we have not released the formal research report yet, and the numbers are still being crunched, there are a couple things I found in reading through the raw data collected by our Strategy Execution Process Benchmark that I couldn't wait to share.Like the majority of companies out there, those that participated in… Read More »

Jul 5, 2017

PMO Webinar Attendees: You Asked, Kent Crawford Answers!

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

In our May webinar/panel discussion of The State of the PMO 2016, we had a number of questions submitted by participants that there was not enough time to answer. I caught up with Kent Crawford by phone to get his responses to some of the questions that centered around PMO implementation and processes.Q: The… Read More »

Jun 22, 2017

A Question of Agility: Expert Answers on PMOs and Agile Processes

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 1 Comment

In our May webinar/panel discussion of The State of the PMO 2016, we had a number of questions submitted by participants that there was not enough time to answer. One of the major themes involved questions about agile tools and processes in the PMO. I called on one of our in-house Agile experts, Senior Consultant… Read More »

May 30, 2017

Common Problems of a PMO

Posted by Victor L. Allen | 0 Comments

Editor's Note: We welcome back guest blogger Victor Allen with some words of wisdom, gained though experience, on the challenges faced by PMOs. This is the third in our "Expert Series": You can read previous posts in the series here and here. For more on PMO challenges and trends, please download our latest research… Read More »

May 19, 2017

Join Our Panel of Experts to Discuss the Practices of Best-in-Class PMOs

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

The State of the PMO 2016 research report, released last November, shows that the majority of organizations now either have PMOs or are planning to implement one in the coming year, the common functions and practices of PMOs are becoming a standard feature of organizations.But for those PMOs that have been in place for over… Read More »

Sep 9, 2016

PMOs in 2016: How Does Your PMO Measure Up?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Site News, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Calling all PMO leaders, executives with responsibility for PMOs, and PMO contributors: now is your chance to participate in our signature biennial research study, The State of the PMO. Conducted every two years since 2008, this study has helped thousands of companies gauge and improve thier PMO processes and functions. This year's study, subtitled "Enabling… Read More »

Nov 20, 2014

High-Value, High-Visibility Projects Hearten this Utility’s Hometown Area

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Failure & Recovery, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

There’s a lot going on in Michigan these days, and DTE Energy plays a role in much of the positive progress the state is enjoying. From the revitalization of Detroit to a massive commitment to clean alternative energy, DTE has relied on its PMO, the Major Enterprise Projects organization, or MEP, to bring… Read More »

Nov 19, 2014

A World-Class Portfolio Management Office Brings Stability to An Island Nation’s Economy

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

This past Monday was an historic day for the small Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic (DR); Luis Jose Bourget, director of The Central Bank’s Portfolio Management Office, traveled to Miami to accept accolades as a finalist in the PMO of the Year Award competition.As the first Latin American region finalist in… Read More »

Nov 17, 2014

WellPoint, Inc. Takes the Prize for their Implementation Management Office

Posted by J. Kent Crawford | 2 Comments

We're here at the PMO Symposium in Miami Beach, where we've just had the honor of helping PMI to give out the 2014 PMO of the Year Awards. Here's the winning line-up:2014 PMO of the Year: WellPoint, Inc. Government Business Division's Implementation Management Office (IMO)Finalists (in alpha order):Central Bank of… Read More »

Apr 29, 2014

One Size PMO Does NOT Fit All

Posted by Allen Young in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

A good deal has been written about Project Management Offices (PMOs) in terms of the services they provide and the associated governance structures that go with them. I’ve seen the suggested types of PMOs range from as few as three to as many as twelve in my travels. Masha Nehme from Software Advice… Read More »

Mar 3, 2014

2014 State of the PMO Closes March 4

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

Since 2008, PM Solutions Research has been keeping tabs on developments in organization design for project management. The State of the PMO studies, carried out every two years, have helped countless companies and practitioners understand and work with trends and challenges as PMOs have come into play, matured and taken on new roles.Tomorrow, March 4, is… Read More »

Sep 23, 2013

PPM and the PMO: "The Logical Approach" says PM Solutions' Alan Fein

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Portfolio Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Strategy Execution | 2 Comments

In our final interview addressing questions asked at our webinar covering the State of PPM 2012 research study, PM Solutions Managing Consultant Alan Fein addresses the appropriate organizational structures to support PPM. The research study contrasted PPM processes that were managed by the PMO as opposed to those managed by “the business” and numerous… Read More »

Aug 19, 2013

The Hows and Whys of the PPM Research

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Portfolio Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

In May, as a follow-on to our State of Project Portfolio Management 2013 study, we hosted a webinar featuring the study results that drew our largest audience ever, and which elicited hundreds of questions from attendees. Of course, in the limited time available during the webinar, only a few of those questions could be addressed. But… Read More »

May 20, 2013

Gartner Keynote Challenges Us to "Create Energy": I'm In!

Posted by Johanna Mickel in Project & Program Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

We're at the Gartner Summit today and it is exhausting and stimulating, as usual! Well, perhaps more than usual. This is the 10th iteration of this event, and it just keeps getting better. With 1100 attendees, representing firms from (in order of abundance) financial services, government, healthcare and manufacturing, the intensity of the crowd is… Read More »

Nov 12, 2012

A Dual Focus on Mission and Standards Wins Accolades for this Nonprofit Healthcare PMO

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Human Capital, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national, faith-based, non-profit health organization formed in 1996 by bringing together 12 health ministries rooted in traditions of caring for the poor and vulnerable. In 2008, the Enterprise Program Management Office was established by CHI executive leadership with the goal of implementing standard practices and improving project success rates. Over time the EPMO… Read More »

Nov 1, 2012

The PMO as "Financial Advisor" to the Enterprise: A Glimpse into Verizon Wireless' Award-Winning Marketing PMO

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Portfolio Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Site News | 1 Comment

We had planned to showcase a profile of Verizon Wireless Marketing PMO last Thursday on International Project Management Day, but those plans were ... well, overcome by events. It’s doubtful that anyone on the east coast was reading project management blogs last week, anyway, even if they did have electricity. And the folks at… Read More »

Oct 26, 2012

The Change Agent and the Project Manager: A Cautionary Tale

Posted by in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

Back from the PMI Global Congress in Vancouver, I thought I'd share a couple insights from my session on "Creating a Transformation-Ready Organization." With the prevalence of major organizational change projects (something I've written about on this blog previously), the role of the change agent in managing these large initiatives has never been… Read More »

Oct 24, 2012

New PMO Capability Model Spurs Lively Discussion at PMI Global Congress

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

Wow! Thanks to all those who participated in my session Sunday at the PMI Global Congress in Vancouver, BC. We held an informal focus group on the topic of measuring PMO capability (or maturity), where I debuted a model our research division has been working on this year. The model, which we are calling a… Read More »

Sep 25, 2012

Formal Processes Yield Improved Results for this Canadian Insurance Firm

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Transamerica Life Canada’s PMO staffers have a sense of humor. “One of my astute staff members pointed out that we are the only semifinalist in Canada,” deadpanned Assistant Vice-President, PMO, Andreas Zapletal, “so doesn’t that automatically make us the PMO of the Year … for Canada?”Well,… Read More »

Sep 6, 2012

MOTOR PMO Attacks Two Difficult Issues: Resource Management and Acquisition Integration

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Demand Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization | 2 Comments

What do Good Housekeeping magazine, ESPN, The San Francisco Chronicle and a business-to-business provider of technical information for the automotive industry have in common?They are all part of the Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies, owners of 15 daily and 37 weekly newspapers, hundreds of magazines, 29 television stations,… Read More »

May 24, 2012

Resource Coordination: Never Again Hear “What Do I Do Now?"

Posted by in Culture & Change Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization | 0 Comments

Coordination of many resources over many efforts (whether project or operational) is required to ensure that an organization functions properly.  That’s why resource coordination is one of the main functions of the PMO.Through Project Portfolio Management (PPM) techniques, the typical enterprise or Strategic PMO works with senior management to start and… Read More »

Sep 9, 2011

Texas Health PMO: The Value Realization Office

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Demand Management, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

PMO of the Year semifinalist Texas Health has a way with words. Their uniquely (and precisely) named Portfolio & Project Management Office (PPMO) resides within a department called the Value Realization Group.Wow. I think it would be good for every business to have a department dedicated to "value realization." After all, every investment we… Read More »

Jul 14, 2011

PMO of the Year Award Semifinalists Announced

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Whew, that was a close one.Many close ones, in fact. The field of 33 entries in this year's PMO of the Year Award competition was amazing. I wish our confidentiality rules did not preclude my naming all those who entered. From the Middle East and Africa, and across Canada and the US, we gathered… Read More »

Jul 1, 2011

"PM Is In the Culture Development Business" Says Tom Peters

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO) | 1 Comment

Our Director of Client Relations, Johanna Mickel (pictured below) kindly sent me her notes from the speech by Tom Peters that rounded out last week's Gartner Summit ... and I was pleased to find that Peters -- despite keynoting back-to-back conferences on the technical aspects of PPM, governance and enterprise architecture -- remains focused on… Read More »

Jun 21, 2011

Coming Soon: More Change and Uncertainty ... An Interview with Gartner Summit Attendee Barbara Preisz

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

The Gartner Summit going on this week in San  Diego is apparently the place to be, and since I am not there, I thought our readers would appreciate an inside view of the proceedings from someone who is.The Summit, with the subtitle "Embracing Uncertainty and Change: The Key to Driving Value in Turbulent… Read More »

Apr 30, 2011

Baseline Briefing Features Our Project Recovery Research

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Project Failure & Recovery, Project Management Office (PMO), Site News | 0 Comments

It's always gratifying when respected publications take notice of the work we do to bring the trials and triumphs of project management (and project managers) to public attention. This past month, Baseline Magazine has featured our work more than once, and we wanted to point our readers' attention to these articles.First, in their… Read More »

Feb 14, 2011

Celebrating Our First 15 Years

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Project & Program Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Site News | 4 Comments

Since it is Valentine’s Day, let me just say … I love my work! This month marks 15 years since we founded PM Solutions, and reflecting on the achievements of our associates and the rewarding professional relationships we’ve developed makes me want to share some heartfelt thoughts about the changes that the… Read More »

Sep 14, 2010

Re-Establishing Trust with Great Project Management

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project Management Office (PMO) | 2 Comments

Over the past decade, it has become increasingly common to hear business problems attributed to "a lack of trust." Trust between brand and consumer; between financial institutions and investors or depositors; between labor and management. It's been interesting to me to see a moral value become such a frequently-cited issue in the marketplace. I… Read More »

Jun 18, 2010

Ah, the Bad Old Days ...

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Site News | 1 Comment

We've just finished prepping the Second Edition of Kent's award-winning book, The Strategic Project Office, for press. (Look for it to be available this October.) The first edition came out in 2001, but was mostly written and edited in 2000, and it was a big job to incorporate the changes that have taken place over… Read More »

Jun 9, 2010

Why Is Resource Management So Hard?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Governance, Resource Optimization | 1 Comment

If you missed Kent Crawford's webcast on Resource Management Challenges May 25th (like I did), you might want to listen to the recorded version available here. This isn't a new topic for us, but it was interesting to see, in our recent State of the PMO study, that even the most mature enterprise… Read More »

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