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John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

Augmenting the PMO with Lean Thinking

When you care about customer value, reducing waste, and optimizing the use of employee skills, you are thinking lean. The lean methodology can help PMOs self-improve in many ways. In a post at Leading Answers, project leader Mike Griffiths outlines the ways that lean adds value. Leaner Action Lean, like …

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Introducing Agile Flavor to the PMO

A PMO that exists purely to implement structure for the sake of structure is going to get in people’s way, and it is that sort of PMO that gives great PMOs a bad name. In an article for CIO magazine, Michael Dougherty discusses how he has implemented aspects of agile …

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Don’t Let Perception Kill Your PMO

Things will not always go perfectly in the PMO or in a project. Yet most of the time, the things that go wrong will be more like bumps in the road than death-bringing potholes. What if important people do not see it that way though? Perception is important. If stakeholders …

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Strategic Skills PMO Leaders Must Possess

If a PMO is not acting strategically, then it is missing the point completely. As such, PMO leaders must always have their eyes on the bigger picture. In a post for the PM Perspectives Blog, Rebecca Leitch identifies some of the specific skills PMO leaders must have in order to …

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