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Every organisation has a different view of what a PMO is, what it should do, and how it should support organisational change. That’s what makes it an exciting profession!
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CUSTOMER STORY | Microsoft PPM Powers the PMO Strategy for Samworth Brothers
Award-winning family business Samworth Brothers comprises a group of 19 businesses that manufacture and distribute quality food products throughout the UK. The company employs 8,000 staff and hit £1billion of revenue in 2017. The past three years have seen Samworth Brothers’ project portfolio expand from projects in double figures to a mix of more than 100 projects, presenting a complex resourcing challenge. A lack of resourcing visibility in the face of increasing customer demand motivated the decision to revamp methods and standards via the creation of a new Portfolio Management Office (PMO), tooled by Microsoft Project Online. Samantha Blunt, Head of PMO at Samworth Brothers, tells us more.
Our VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) world is demanding more and more from our projects and programmes. The adage of developing SMART objectives no longer works for some PMOs with their eye on the wider picture. S.M.A.R.T S – Specific, M – Measurable, A – Attainable, R – Relevant and T – Time based. This approach was developed […]
Stage gates are an element of most project management methods and indicate a certain level of maturity in organisations. But what are they and how can you successfully pass through a gate? Let’s find out. What are stage gates? Stage gates are triggered by the completion of a discrete piece of work in the project […]
The Chartered Body for our profession, the Association for Project Management has just published their latest Salary and Market Trends Survey. We have had a close association with the survey since its launch in 2015 so are always keen to see the latest information. So, let us get straight to the headlines of average salaries […]
Project Online infrastructure is managed by Microsoft. Clients on Project Online don’t have to worry about applying patches or updates. This is different for the clients who are using Project Server On-Premise. Microsoft release patches periodically which are supplied as Service Packs, Public Updates, Cumulative Updates, bug fixes etc. We advise specific care to be […]
Most of us have played with a (probably) free Kanban style tool for managing shared work and activities that need an eye kept on them but without the level of structure or discipline that projects demand. Since Kanban boards have become popular, Microsoft Planner has been a welcome addition to many people who need to […]
A common cause of frustration when assigning resources in MS Project is how the work is scheduled. You may find that after assigning a few resources the duration of the task increases, or maybe it reduces, or just doesn’t behave how you expected. This frustration stems from a lack of understanding of how task types […]