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Why Projects Fail, Part 12: Poor Portfolio Management

Why Projects Fail, Part 12: Poor Portfolio Management

Deployment coordination across a portfolio of projects is just one of the portfolio management dimensions that seems to be missed more often than managed

Project Manager Take Away

Assess your PMO to see what it sees its role as and how it will help (or hinder) you to succeed. (And, how capable it is to perform its adopted role.)

Establish a good working relationship with the PMO so you can rely on their efforts and outputs.

Know which areas you will need to continue manage yourself and plan accordingly. Saying, "They (the PMO) failed," doesn't count for much if the project has failed under your supervision.

To read Jed's last column, Why Projects Fail, Part 11: Poor Organizational Handover , click here

Jed Simms is CIO magazine's weekly project management columnist. Simms, founder of projects and benefits delivery research firm Capability Management, is also the developer of specialized project management and project governance Web site www.project-sponsor.com

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