Program Framework, Project Management Practice

Discover new PMO techniques and ideas

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After sold-out success in 2015, The PMO Conference is returning on the 8th June for its second consecutive year. An event dedicated to PMO practitioners from around the world, the PMO Conference promises a focus on portfolio, program and project offices, encouraging attendees to learn more about their chosen profession from like-minded experts and individuals. We’re excited to announce that Program Framework will be exhibiting at the event as a Silver sponsor, handpicked especially to advise attendees on the businesses that can directly help their PMO. Continue reading >>

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Join Program Framework at the Chief Strategy Officer Summit in London

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We’re excited to announce that Program Framework will be exhibiting at the Chief Strategy Officer Summit in London at the end of this month. Held on the 26th & 27th of April, the event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to learn from industry thought leaders and explore the latest strategy trends across the enterprise. The CSO Summit – hosted by the innovation enterprise (IE) group – is sure to provide a variety of different approaches to the challenges that come from within the strategy function. Continue reading >>

Office 365, Program Framework, Project Online, Project Server, SharePoint Online

Office 365 Planner – is it for you?

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People have developed a whole series of expressions about overkill – a ‘sledgehammer to crack a nut’, a ‘bazooka to kill a fly’, or (as in Russian), ‘to shoot sparrows with a canon’. Overloading and saturating can be just as damaging as starving. This principle can be applied practically anywhere – from growing a plant to filling a vehicle engine.

In the workplace, this principle definitely applies to project management. Continue reading >>

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Arup meets Tempus Resource

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Those of you who follow our blog will be aware of our work with Arup – the global design and engineering firm. We’re extremely grateful to have worked alongside them, as our partnership earned us the award for Best New Cloud Customer at the EMEA Partner Forum back in September. We’ve built many lasting relationships with the Arup team, which is why we’re even happier to learn that they have chosen to further improve their project and portfolio management (PPM) by investing in Tempus Resource – the resource management tool from our US partner, ProSymmetry. Continue reading >>

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Long term thinking: the flexibility of your investment in Office 365 Project Portfolio Management

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Flexibility is an interesting concept. For sports stars, its value might be their most important physical attribute – it’s essential for injury prevention as well as allowing for the highest level of performance. Flexibility is also interesting as a personality trait; i.e. the extent to which a person can cope with changes in circumstances, and consider problems and tasks in original, imaginative ways. This personality trait becomes relevant when stresses and unexpected events occur, requiring a person to change their outlook, attitude, or commitment. To round off, cognitive flexibility is the ability to switch between two concepts as well as simultaneously think about multiple concepts. Continue reading >>

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The risk and reward of migrating to Office 365 Project Portfolio Management

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If businesses can be said to be made up of processes and practices, then project management is the string that ties these processes together. Even the largest companies have a resource limit, and good project portfolio management (PPM) makes sure resources are focused in the right areas for maximum efficiency.

PPM is concerned with asking the most pertinent questions about your business practices: Continue reading >>

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5 key features of Nintex Mobile Enterprise

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Back in July, Nintex launched new versions of Nintex Mobile Enterprise and Nintex Forms Enterprise. The new versions introduced customisation options and advanced data connectors, among other improvements, making for more innovative and complete packages. You can see all the impressive features within Nintex Forms Enterprise here, but today we’re going to delve a little more into Nintex Mobile and see how Nintex were ahead of the curve in regards to making mobile matter. Continue reading >>

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Program Framework: A look back at 2015

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This marks our final blog for 2015, and we’re happy to say it’s been a fantastic year. We’ve been lucky to attend so many brilliant events over the last twelve months, and we’re thrilled we’ve been able to meet so many people who value project management as much as we do.

So, by way of a celebration we thought we’d recite our Top Moments of 2015 (in no particular order, of course!) Continue reading >>

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Microsoft Project 2016 comes to Office 365

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2015 has been an exciting year in the world of project management, with a whole range of exciting products and updates released. Looking back over the past twelve months, there have been many standout moments, but the announcements around Microsoft Project 2016 were particularly impressive.

Immediately available to Office 365 users, Microsoft launched Project 2016 at the end of September to minimal fanfare. Nonetheless, the low key release wasn’t indicative of a low key product refresh. Rumours about the updates had been circulating for some time, so we were very excited to get our hands on Project 2016 – and we weren’t disappointed.

How has Microsoft improved and updated Project, and how will that affect you? Continue reading >>

Program Framework, Project Management Practice, Project Planning

UK IT Industry Awards & PMO Mini Masterclass

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“The benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the UK computer industry”

The UK IT Industry Awards were held on the 18th November at the Battersea Park Events Arena in London. The event was really something to behold: with over 1300 attendees, the awards brought together some of the industry’s leading members for the biggest IT event of the year. Hosted by the comedian Stephen K Amos, there was live entertainment in a magnificent marquee, a champagne reception and brilliant three-course meal.

The awards focused on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies from all around the UK that have excelled in the ‘usage, development and deployment of IT in the last twelve months‘. We’d like to start things off by saying a huge congratulations to all entrants, as getting to this stage was no small task!

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The categories for the awards were split into four sections, celebrating excellence in Organisational, Personal, Project and Technology fields. Continue reading >>