Monthly Archives: May 2015

Setting up the PMO Controls Framework

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There are a number of key prerequisites for an effective PMO. Having the right sponsorship and remit are the most critical. Staffing the PMO with the right people – proactive experienced people with at least a smattering of delivery experience

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Getting hired as a project manager

Caption "We want you" on the board with a lot of CVs.

I’ve hired project managers at all levels from graduate trainees up to experienced senior project and programme managers. What did I look for? Well that depended on the level and the particular role I was trying to fill. If it

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Project managers – how to hire

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My first experience of managing a project was of the accidental kind. I was given the project to run as a side-line of my day job running an accounts team. I had to implement an accounting system, replacing the manual

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Project Assurance vs Internal Audit – No Contest!

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Is there a need for both Project Assurance and Internal Audit? Surely they both do much the same job? Isn’t having both an unnecessary and expensive luxury? That’s an argument I have heard many times in medium and large scale

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