What is Strategic PMO (SPMO)?

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on November 30, 2017

UMT360 declare that A Strategic PMO is a project-centric business department and should be structured and managed in the same way as other business departments – goals and objectives set by enterprise leadership that help the organization as a whole succeed. When it comes to what that means in specific terms, the needs of individual

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The need for Strategic PMO (SPMO)

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on November 15, 2017

SPMO as the evolution of the PMO function Many organizations are questioning the value of having a PMO in delivering a return on their project investment. The traditional function of the PMO started in providing reporting and oversight, governance and checklists, and overall support for project delivery. Then that function expanded to include resource management,

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PMO Sydney Meet Up: The Influential Project Manager

Posted By Posted by: Lysa Le on September 4, 2017

The August PMO Sydney Meet Up free seminar on Thursday 24th Aug had attracted eager minds with questions and comments that made the session quite an interactive one. The session was brought together by Sandra Arps (PMO Guru) with topics by Mark Robinson (Escient) on State of the PMO in Australia 2017, a survey that

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Resource Engagement using Team Planner

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on July 26, 2017

Resource Management is one of the most challenging aspects for Enterprise PMOs. This is partly because it falls on the borderline between projects and operations (BAU). Effective management relies on collaboration through mature processes and tools. The size of the resource pool, the spread of skills across departments, and the constant change in demand on

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Which Enterprise Projects are using local resources?

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on May 4, 2016

When implementing Resource management in a Project Server environment, it can be useful to a PMO administrator to know which projects contain local resource assignments as opposed to the use of only Enterprise resources. For an On-Premise installation of Project Server 2010 or 2013, where access to the underlying databases is possible (as opposed to

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PPM Reports for Portfolio, Program and Projects Webinar

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on August 10, 2015

EPM Partners held its third webinar of the series: PPM Reports For  Portfolio, Program and Projects Webinar A key driver to many organisations adopting a PPM solution is the desire to gain better insight and visibility of a project portfolio through reports. The Microsoft PPM Solution is based on Project Server which, in combination with the

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Why Todays PMOs Need Dynamic Flexibility and Actually Perform Project Portfolio Management

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on August 6, 2015

With all the economic, environmental, social and other changes around us, PMOs are feeling that the pressure of achieving more – and quite often achieving more with less (money and resources) – is continuously increasing. When I say “Achieve” I mean achieve more goals, benefits and objectives that support the businesses changing strategies and tactics, not

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How to Create a Query for Lookup Tables in Row Number Order

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on March 4, 2015

For your reporting needs, you may want to display values from a Lookup Table exactly in the order they are saved in PWA. Within PWA, this setting is controlled using “Display order for lookup table” option on Edit Lookup Table Page.     However, this sort order is not available in Reporting Database. Following query

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Project Online – SSIS OData Replication – Lessons Learned

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on September 24, 2014

I recently had the chance to work on an SSIS Package in Windows Azure environment which periodically retrieved the Project online data via OData connector and stored over an Azure SQL Database for SSRS based reporting. Here are some of my takeaways from this exercise. Learning Resources The article to get you started is: MSDN

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My SSRS Report is Failing – A Fix For Those Missing or Inconsistent Field Names in a SharePoint List Query

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on August 28, 2014

We’ve all had the situation where our SSRS report fails when the SharePoint list query is looking for fields that either do not exist or have different names in previous versions of the list. Sometimes, this is due to having different versions of the same SharePoint list are active across a project portfolio. Here’s a workaround for

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