Tag Archives: Program Management

Are all PMO equal?

What is a PMO?

Is it Project Management Office, Program Management Office, or something else?

In this article, we are shedding some lights on the growing trend) of something called PMO. This is the first article on PMOs, and there will be more. Continue reading

Is building a PMO the right answer or do we need OPM?

This article (actually a presentation) is a follow up to the last post on OPM.

At the end of September 2014, we had the pleasure and opportunity to support the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF.ae) where we led a 3-hour workshop on how to build the organizational project management system. The workshop slides were in the previous post.

In addition to the workshop, we had a short presentation on how to transform from PMO (project management office) to OPM (organizational project management).

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How to build an organizational project management system?

In the past we did publish a few articles about project management office (PMO), organizational project management (OPM), project management methodology, and similar topics.

At the end of September 2014, we had the pleasure and opportunity to support the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF.ae) where we led a 3-hour workshop on how to build the organizational project management system. Continue reading

How to build a sustainable organizational project management system?

How to build a sustainable organizational project management system? Why is it important to build such a system? We have a PMO, is not this enough?

Join us for a workshop in Singapore on how to build and sustain the Organizational Project Management System, from policies to methods, processes, procedures … Continue reading

Should you bother investing in project management ‘training’?

A few months ago we published an article with the title Is project management simple? In that article we did address one of the challenges facing the field of project management. At that time we published six challenges, which we also included in one of our eBooks, with the title: Project Management Challenges, Opportunities, Methodology. Continue reading

Project and program management: core skills for knowledge workers ?

Are, Project and Program Management skills, core skills for knowledge workers and their managers in the knowledge organization?

The Background

A couple of months ago, while Mounir and I were presenting a SUKAD Program Management course, we showed a slide of a front cover of Business Week magazine, featuring a photograph of Peter F. Drucker, the late great management guru. The picture was in support of the feature article, about why his ideas still matter in today’s organisations, and the cover bore the title “The man who invented management”. Continue reading

Knowledge Management (KM): Fad or Fabulous?

The other day a colleague and I were invited by a potential client to come and discuss the implementation of knowledge management in their organisation. It was to be an exploratory meeting: there had been no formal request, nor was there a meeting agenda, and it became clear to us quite quickly that the client was looking for, let’s say, direction. Continue reading