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A lot is written and talked about PMO’s, but how is it that there are still PMO’s that are not functioning properly? To get an answer to this question, you have to question when a PMO functions well and which value they bring to the organization.

A PMO can bring value in a lot of different areas, in this series of blogposts we focused on 15 PMO values we value highly.

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Did you know 31% of projects do not meet their goals and business intent? Companies fail or fall short of their potential not because of bad strategies, but because…


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You’ve set up the PMO to obtain better project results, right? But did you know 50% of project management offices close within 3 years?*

Being aware of the maturity of your PMO enables your organization to identify areas of improvement, while also establishing goals for where you want your PMO to be in the future. Successful PMOs are constantly being challenged to find the best way to ensure that their practices continuously fit organizational needs.

Challenge your PMO by starting with the online PMO Maturity Assessment (10 minutes), which enables you to evaluate the way your PMO is operating right…


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Threon developed a benchmark study for PMO professionals who would like to know more about the latest trends among PMOs in Belgium. This study provides insight into the maturity level, challenges and growth ambitions of your PMO peers.

The results are based on 28 (Belgian) participants. They responded to an online survey with 10 questions on their PMO’s challenges and ambitions.

The full PMO Barometer report can be found here: http://laurentschoenaers.be/2020/11/25/pmo-barometer


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Portfolio & resource management is not easy. Portfolio & resource management in matrix organizations is, unfortunately, not only difficult, but rather complex. How can you make sure your Portfolio & Resource Management approach is still a success? Find out below by reading this blog!

Read more on resource management here: http://laurentschoenaers.be/2020/06/09/resource-management-welcome-to-the-matrix/


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In our previous blog, we discussed the rational model behind the implementation of Long-Term capacity planning. In this blog, we will elaborate more on ‘soft’ management components like human behavior. It plays an essential part in Long-Term capacity planning but is, unfortunately, much harder to get a hold on. Do you recognize some of the biases mentioned below? Just read on and discover how to handle them!

Read more about capacity planning here: http://laurentschoenaers.be/2020/06/26/capacity-planning-how-to-reduce-fomo-at-c-level/


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Does the success rate of realizing strategic initiatives seems like a 50–50% chance to you? In that case, you may as well just flip a coin… Learn the importance of Long-Term Capacity planning, what the difference is with Resource Management and how to estimate resource capacity in your RUN and CHANGE environment, all by reading this blog!

Read more on capacity planning here: http://laurentschoenaers.be/2020/06/16/long-term-capacity-planning-no-casino-bet-but-deliberate-planning/


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A lot of organizations apply agile principles & techniques, it’s hip and trendy but often underestimated. If everyone starts using them, you could ask yourself: to what extent is my organization applying these agile principles & techniques? Which metrics exist to measure and manage an agile transformation in our organization? Find out below!

Read more on assessing the agility of your organization here: http://laurentschoenaers.be/2020/09/10/assess-the-agility-of-your-organization/


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At this moment, businesses are competing in a world that is growing ever more complex. Changing environments due to disruptive technologies emerge with increasing frequency. Supplementary regulations cause entrepreneurial nervosity. Customers’ needs and demands change at breakneck speed and it is hard to find the right talent for the job. Competitors are always entering the scene. Time to think one step ahead and put emphasis on simplicity.

Read more on how to transform your Project Organization into a Department of Simplicity here: http://laurentschoenaers.be/2020/10/23/how-to-transform-your-project-organization-into-a-department-of-simplicity/


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In some scenarios it is required to put a site in read only-mode, for example a project site, or to simply just remove access to it.

From the SharePoint Online Admin Center there is no way to lock your site, or to put it in read-only. There are two ways to achieve this, one is through Powershell, the other one through the Site Settings of your Site Collection.

Read more about this topic on my updated blogpost: http://laurentschoenaers.be/2020/04/24/sharepoint-online-lockunlock-your-site


Originele post: Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now door Tomas Pueyo, vertaald in het Nederlands.

Met alles wat er aan de hand is rond het Coronavirus (Covid-19), is het misschien heel moeilijk om een ​​beslissing te nemen over wat we vandaag gaan doen. Moet je wachten op meer informatie? Iets doen vandaag? En wat dan?

Dit is wat ik in dit artikel ga behandelen, met veel grafieken, gegevens en modellen:

  • Hoeveel gevallen van coronavirus zullen er in jouw regio zijn?
  • Wat gebeurt er als deze gevallen zich voordoen?
  • Wat zou je moeten doen?
  • Wanneer?

Als je het artikel hebt gelezen…

Laurent Schoenaers

I’m a senior consultant active in project management (PPP) and PMO tracks.

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