New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

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Is your PMO the hub of innovation in your organisation? Getting used to a new PMO function is a significant cultural change for any project community. An organisation that previously had no centralised project support could feel that a new PMO is a constraining influence, imposing formal processes, and stopping them responding promptly to ad …

Is Retraining an Option for Project Managers?

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The other day I was having a chat with a Project Manager who was considering their career options. They were a bit fed up with their current job and organisation and felt they were at a careers crossroad. They didn’t know what they wanted to do – anything, everything, nothing. They were just exasperated with …

The PMO Conference is Back in Town

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I’ve spent the last few months putting together the programme for the next PMO Conference. It’s back this year, 8th June 2016 at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in the heart of London near Oxford Street and Regents Park. It was a sell out success last year and firmly put PMO on the …

Tax Planning for PM Contractors in 2016

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Getting ahead and planning your tax in 2016 is vital, especially in an environment that is constantly evolving. Changes to the personal finance policy and legislation will continue throughout the year, therefore it is important that you are clued up on what is to come. We’ve taken a look at some of the most important …

The Project Management Consultant

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I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant? Late last year I did a session for the PMI Virtual Talent Management Conference (it’s still available on demand until March 2016). It was called “Why Project Management Needs a Modern Day Project Management Consultant” My definition about a Modern Day PM Consultant was this:   The …

Moving to the UK: PMI or APM?

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I am an experienced Project Manager with over 15 years in the UK working in the Built Environment but for the past two years I have been living and working in Toronto. I have got my PMP from the PMI Institute as that was necessary in this region. Am likely to be coming back to …

The Spotlight on the Programme Manager

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In this year’s Project Management Benchmark Report we decided to add a few more pretty pictures than normal (infographics essentially). It’s always good to represent data and information in different forms and I’m sure we all like a good picture. The image to the right is all about the role of the Programme Manager (just …

The Project Management Benchmark Report 2016

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We launch the latest annual report on the UK and Global Programme and Project Management domain today. The report polled over 2,100 permanent and contract Programme and Project Management professionals during December 2015 and January 2016. You probably saw a lot of that? Well here’s the result of all that effort 🙂 The Project Management …

The Project Management Consultant

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  Reading this after the event? Check out the Storify from the Twitter chat   It’s #pmchat on Twitter tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm UK time and this week’s topic is being hosted by me on the subject of Project Management Consultants Vs Freelancers Vs Full Time permanent staff. We’ll be looking at the role of …