Published 29 Mar 2017
How do you make sure your portfolio is heading in the right, strategic direction? The quick answer is: data. Portfolio managers have access to more data than at any time in recent history. Your organization will adopt an ever-more data-driven approach to running both day-to...
Portfolio management|Project planning|Strategic objectives|Strategy execution|Value|Vision
Published 01 Apr 2015
Craig Kilford (@MrPortfolio) co-authored AXELOS’ global standard for portfolio management - Management of Portfolios (MoP®) and is currently writing an AXELOS white paper that will be the first to officially compare MoP with PMI’s* Standard for Portfolio Management. In this...
Best Practice|Change management|MoP|PMI PMP|Portfolio Management|Processes|Project sponsorship|Strategy execution|Training
Published 12 Oct 2015
Project management forms a part of portfolio management and in both there is currently a lot of talk about the issue of sustainability but not a lot of implementing sustainability in portfolio management. Organizations have strategic objectives that clarify what they want f...
Best practice|MoP|Portfolio management|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Project management
Published 08 Sep 2016
In this guest blog post Rear Admiral Malcolm Cree, recently retired from the Royal Navy, describes how he led a major change programme to implement the new delegated defence operating model following Lord Levene’s Defence Reform report. This was about bringing programme...
Governance|MoP|MSP|Portfolio management|Processes|Programme management
Published 20 Jan 2016
If you believe Darwin was right when he said that survival is about being adaptable to change, it is fair to say that the decisions you are making today about the change projects being delivered in your organization are crucial to ongoing survival of your organization. Over...
Best Practice|Change management|Leadership|MoP|Portfolio management|Programme and project delivery
Published 28 Oct 2015
What's the point of ongoing professional development? In "My CPD Life", a short series of blog posts to coincide with the launch of the AXELOS Professional Development Programme , experienced practitioners share their views on the value of keeping your skills and know...
Best Practice|Capabilities|Career planning|CPD|Portfolio management|Project management|Skills|Training
Published 17 May 2017
Rarely does an organization design its project management method from scratch. Instead it needs to be aware of the standards, best practice methods and bodies of knowledge related to project management (e.g. BS 6079 , PRINCE2, PMI’s PMBOK and APM’s Body of Knowledge ) ...
Governance|MoP|MSP|PRINCE2|Programme and project delivery|Project management
Published 17 Oct 2016
It is very easy to look at best practice and/or a number of existing Project Management Offices (PMOs) in your industry sector and decide on what functions and services are ‘best’ for your organization. However, a best practice PMO has a problem-focused purpose, with its fun...
Best practice|Governance|MSP|P3O|PRINCE2|Project management office
Published 10 Dec 2014
"How can we be sure if our programmes and projects are delivering successful results? What's the best way of pinpointing our strengths and weaknesses?" Maturity is about recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in an organization’s existing portfolio, programmes and proje...
Maturity Models|P3M3|Portfolio Management|Programme Management|Project Management
Published 25 Jul 2016
Project Office Managers, or P3Os and PMOs for short, are the crux of a project, programme or portfolio support office. Giving strategic guidance, support and coaching, PMOs lead the team to deliver best practice and standardize their approaches to project execution. In this...
Best Practice|Communication|Processes|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management office