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Cutting cost? Don’t Touch That PMO – It’s Your Key to Cost Savings!

Amid trying times the dreaded cost-cutting edict will rear its ugly head and often translate into arbitrary percentage cost cuts across all departments. But blanket cutbacks are rarely smart because cutting costs is only one part of a solution; you may also want to pivot your investments to spend less in some areas while still...

Resource Capacity Planning – It’s Not in the Details

There is a myth in planning circles that more detail is better and more accurate. In resource planning this looks like huge spreadsheets with people’s names assigned to specific projects across the months or weeks for at least a year. If we can plan out that much detail that far, it must be accurate, right?...

7 Reasons Why Changepoint is Best Aligned with PMI’s 7th Edition PMBOK®

I was recently listening to an episode of the Project Management Office Hours podcast, and they were discussing the upcoming publication of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Seventh Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide. PMI’s flagship publication is a fundamental resource for effective project management in any industry, and I believe this...

How will PPM need to change in the next few years?

You've likely heard the adage 'change is the one thing you can always count on,' and this especially rings true in the business world. Regardless of the industry, companies will continue to be affected by different changes due to global competition, new legislation, or other factors. These changes and the uncertainty surrounding them will make...

Manage Your Resources to Support Portfolio Strategy During Uncertainty

The world is full of uncertainties and uncharted territory lies just around the next corner for many companies. It just so happens that we have been in uncharted territory for several months as the world comes to grips with the COVID-19 global health pandemic. Shifting resources to support operations in the current climate quickly became...

3 Strategic Reasons to Productize Your PMO

We’ve heard a lot about the role, or lack thereof, of the Project Management Office (PMO) in the Agile world. And, about transforming IT from a ‘project’-driven shop to a ‘product’-driven shop – again threatening the role of the PMO. So what role is there for a PMO? The same one it’s always had. No...