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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.

What Is a Project Management Office?

The odds are more than good that you know the answer to the above question already, but you probably know a lot of people who are not as clear on what a PMO is. For those people, you might want to refer them to Jen A. Miller’s primer on the …

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Why You Must Track Project Outcomes

Project outcomes are the terrific results that will be yielded from the completion of a project. So it would be crazy not to track them in the PMO. A post at PM Majik provides us a quick reminder of that, along with some additional thoughts. Notably, project outcomes should be …

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Objectives of a PMO

The purpose of any PMO is ultimately to manage and facilitate something for better business results, whether it is projects or something else. A post at PM Majik briefly reviews the major principles by which this purpose can be achieved. For instance, implementing process (and tool) standards and consistency into …

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Does Your IT Department Need a PMO?

Not every business needs a PMO in every situation. But when a PMO can improve operations, that potential for improvement is probably dramatic. An article at TG Daily shares some quick advice to help you decide if implementing a PMO would be a good idea for your IT department. The …

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PMO in the Middle

Strategy occurs across three different levels in the organization: at the top, where it is created; at the bottom, where it is executed; and in the middle, where strategy from the top is translated into activities achievable by the bottom. The PMO and portfolio management exist in that middle space. …

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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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