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Global State of the PMO in 2015

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new global survey on the state of PMOs finds its role continues to evolve and mature in the business environment, but metrics are lacking to measure value and effectiveness. In addition, as the use of Agile has increased, PMOs are challenged with how to apply it.

Feds See DevOps Path to Cloud

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new report finds that a majority of federal IT managers say the software development method DevOps can help them succeed in the cloud, which will driving innovation. But only 12 percent say their IT department has all of the tools it needs to transition to the cloud.

PMI Backs Federal PM Reform

- by ProjectsatWork.com

The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 has been introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives with support and influence from the Project Management Institute. The legislation seeks to improve program management practices and bolster workforce development in the U.S. government.

Bimodal Best Practices

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Bimodal IT project portfolios, which balance efficiency and accuracy with agility and speed, require outcome-centered approaches. Gartner has identified three best practices to enable PMOs to better manage any type of IT project or program within the portfolio.

Changepoint Acquires barometerIT

- by ProjectsatWork.com

The deal bring barometerIT’s SaaS-based software maps for integrated portfolio planning and analysis to Changepoint’s business execution management platform, including PPM solutions.

Agile Momentum Continues

- by ProjectsatWork.com

The ninth annual State of Agile survey from VersionOne finds the top three benefits of practicing agile remain the ability to manage changing priorities, team productivity, and project visibility.

Keys to Knowledge Transfer

- by ProjectsatWork.com

New research from Project Management Institute outlines five steps for building an effective knowledge transfer program, from identifying to assessing. In addition, an organization’s culture, leadership and people must “buy in” and support the effort.

2015 Scrum Survey

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Who is using Scrum? How? And why? Help us get the real answers to these important questions by completing this survey and you’ll be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card.

Scrum Alliance Launches Training Program

- by ProjectsatWork.com

The new Added Qualifications certificate-based program will provide training in more advanced, business-critical topics, starting with Scaling Scrum Fundamentals.

Sound PM Practices Pay Off

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Project Management Institute’s latest Pulse of the Profession report shows how high-performing organizations embed efficiency by developing strategies, techniques and teams built from use of sound project management practices.

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