University of Technology – Multi-Project Management Benchmark Study

PMO Managers in Australia I need you. Dr Catherine Killen from the University of Sydney is currently performing a Multi Project Management Benchmark Study and it requires your input. This study will provide you with an opportunity to evaluate and improve your organisational project portfolio management (PPM) capability. In summary – The international study has been […]

PMO Sydney Meetup: PMO Survey & The Influential Project Manager

Last week we had another great PMO Meetup here in Sydney! Matt Robinson presenting on the “State of the PMO in Australia 2017” followed by Yvette Martin presenting on the topic “The Influential Project Manager”. We started of with some serious networking, where pizza and ‘alcoholic beverages’ were involved 😉 Once we had this out […]

How to validate that a Strategic Initiative is still aligned?

Last week, I met the Strategy Team at one of the Financial Services organisation here in Australia. We discussed their approach on project portfolio management and how we possibly could improve it. During our conversation the team mentioned that one particular strategic initiative would give them some headache and concerns. This is what they said: […]

PMO KPI examples for measuring success

In 2010, Gartner presented a PMO study at the ‘Symposium ITXPO’. It showed that over the last 7 years 50% of all PMO’s failed. That means that every second PMO was not successful. That sounds scary, doesn’t it? One major factor for their failure was, that the Business perceived their PMO would not provide sufficient […]

Failing projects are still a major challenge for PMOs

PMOs play a vital role in driving business outcomes. They assist in the planning and execution of the ‘project investment portfolio’, making sure strategic goals and targets will be met. During the execution, the PMOs major challenge is to deal with failing projects. On average, larger projects (>$15m) run 45% over budget and 7% over […]

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