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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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Is It Ever Right to Make the Wrong Decision?

Analysis paralysis marks the beginning of the end for many otherwise great projects. Every delayed decision, whether from a project team or an executive, becomes a bottleneck on project and PMO progress. As such, a post at PM Majik wonders if it is ever right to make wrong decisions for …

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How to Spot a Priority Project

Some projects inherently matter more than others to the business, though the reasoning may not always be obvious. In a post for Project Management Tips, Elizabeth Harrin identifies some of the ways to spot a priority project. For instance, projects that enable other business capabilities will likely take precedent. Even …

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PMO as a Catalyst

There are numerous types of PMO, but in a post for HotPMO!, John McIntyre argues that they are all ultimately “catalytic PMOs.” Catalysts reduce the amount of energy needed to trigger chemical reactions, and PMOs reduce the amount of energy required to complete work. And thus the connection is made. …

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