5 Tips for establishing a project management office (PMO)

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 22-Sep-08 We’re always on the look-out for tips to help our clients. An interesting article on CIO.com recently highlighted these 5 tips: 1. Know what you are trying to accomplish 2. Get executive sponsorship 3. Create a reporting relationship for the project management office 4. PutContinue reading “5 Tips for establishing a project management office (PMO)”

Credit crunch puts emphasis on great project management

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 11-Jul-08 With increasing pressure on businesses currently to ensure that they are making the best return for their fixed costs, strong project management is becoming more and more relevant. Whether they are launching new products, streamlining processes, implementing new systems, consolidating operations, or turning businesses aroundContinue reading “Credit crunch puts emphasis on great project management”

Project Managers – technical competence

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 20-May-08 ProjExc often help their clients to source project managers. One of the early obstacles in identifying the ideal candidate profile is agreeing the need for “technical” knowledge. This can be technical knowledge of the product or experiential knowledge of the market place. There isn’t aContinue reading “Project Managers – technical competence”

Realising Benefits

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 17-Apr-08 At recent meetings with prospective clients, and chatting with fellow delegates at Project Management events, a number of people have talked to me about how their projects and programmes not delivering the benefits the business expected (not meeting objectives). No surprises for us, but interestingContinue reading “Realising Benefits”

Project Excellence – elements for success

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 15-Apr-08 Project Excellence is increasingly becoming the key to business success. We often work with our clients on a “three-legged stool” model of project excellence and how to keep the balance right for business projects: Element 1 – Processes The first of the 3 elements ofContinue reading “Project Excellence – elements for success”