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The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

Imagine this scenario as you start-off your day: You open your business site and the message says: “it doesn’t exist.” You then try to login to your email account, which also displays the same message...

What is a PMO?

  Project management is a discipline loaded with acronyms: PMP, PRINCE2, CPM, WBS, PMBOK, PMI… and about 150 others. Whether or not you’re a project manager by title, one acronym you’re sur...

PMO-in-A-Box

A few months ago I wrote about the structure of the project management office or PMO. In that article I referenced the concept of the ad hoc PMO — one that’s formed to meet a specific goal...

The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Leadership Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Is your company...

The PMO as the Project Sponsor

Is it possible that in an organization with weak or limited project sponsor capability, the project management office (PMO) could act as a sponsor for smaller projects? It is surely better to do this ...

Measuring the Value of a Program Management Office

Many organizations have contemplated or implemented program management as a means of managing inter-related projects within their organization, with varying degrees of success. For the purposes of thi...

Team Players: Exchanging Project Data with Your Development Team

The topic of agile and project management generates a lot of interest among project managers. It may be that PMs are boggled by managing IT projects that don’t adhere to the standard waterfall m...

The Most-Read MPUG Microsoft Project Articles of 2011

Project managers just want to get the job done. That’s the overriding theme that emerges from this year’s most read articles on MPUG.com. Among popular topics: selling executives on projec...

The Model Project Management Office

The project management office or PMO can provide multiple functions within an organization. It can help monitor and control project performance, develop project management competencies and methodologi...