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  • How complexity is clogging your project environments

    Consider this scenario. A government department charged with delivering the IT component of a massive infrastructure program recognised complexity caused its $3 billion project environment to perform in, at times, mystifying ways.

    Written by Corinne Forrest23 June 14 13:43
  • Create a culture of service, not process

    Is your project management office (PMO) seen by your business as a great black hole of cost and despair? Adopting a customer service mind set might help change that view.

    Written by Corinne Forrest and Matthew Rowe04 Nov. 13 14:30
  • Are project consultants worth the money?

    To bastardise author Jane Austen, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a well-heeled client in possession of a good cash flow must be in want of an expensive consultant.”

    Written by Corinne Forrest01 Oct. 13 16:12
  • Is PPM a costly overhead or competitive advantage?

    Companies invest heavily in projects and they do so for one compelling reason: their ability to compete might depend on it. However, their ability to execute these loftier ambitions is sometimes hindered by poorly functioning, costly and process heavy project portfolio management (PPM) environments.

    Written by Corinne Forrest18 Sept. 13 15:15
  • PMBOK vs PRINCE2 vs Agile project management

    There are a range of different methodologies which are often applied to project management, with the three most commonly considered being PMBOK, PRINCE2 and Agile. If you're trying to weigh up what are the pros and cons of PMBOK versus PRINCE2 versus something like Agile, you may find it useful to consider them in context with the project that you're undertaking, as well as comparing one to the other.

    Written by CIO Staff29 Sept. 11 07:00
  • Seven keys to establishing a successful PMO

    Much has been written about how best to establish a PMO. There are many elements to take into account, and this article seeks only to provide what we believe are a few “pointers” to consider.

    Written by Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt and Jeff Hodgkinson26 Sept. 11 13:43
  • How to undertake needs assessment

    To undertake needs assessment, there are some basics steps that you can work through to assess what resources will be required to complete a project.

    Written by CIO Staff21 Sept. 11 09:00
  • How to define the scope of a project

    As a project manager, you'll need to define project scope no matter what methodology you choose to use.

    Written by CIO Staff20 Sept. 11 10:18
  • Post-merger Vodafone, 3 unify project management

    With 5000 staff, 600 stores, 7.5 million customers and $4.4 billion in revenue, the merged Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has consolidated its project management office around one core application which it is now integrating with other business systems.

    Written by Rodney Gedda26 July 11 09:31
  • Project management: 5 traits of 'transformational' PMOs

    As companies begin to re-invest in capital projects, project management offices (PMOs) need to gear up to facilitate these new plans. But that doesn't mean they need to adopt more methodology, documentation and process. In fact, many PMOs would be better served by taking a leaner approach to project management, according to a recent report from Forrester Research.

    Written by Meridith Levinson13 April 11 06:25
  • John Holland streamlines projects with integrated portal

    Engineering giant, John Holland, has embarked on a unified enterprise application portal that is set to revolutionise the way it manages business processes and projects. From a business point of view, John Holland is a multidisciplined construction company that has many joint ventures and alliances, said CIO, Les Oats.

    Written by Rodney Gedda03 June 10 12:56
  • 3 PMO Pitfalls That Jeopardise Every Project

    Project management is booming. The Project Management Institute boasts a million members. Project management ranks third on "The Top Five In-Demand Skills" in U.S. News and World Report's University Directory. At the center of all of this project management activity lies the PMO, the project management office. An obscure concept 20 years ago, PMOs are nearly ubiquitous today in a business environment focused on efficiency, standards, metrics, and repeatability.

    Written by Adam Bookman28 May 10 02:09