Entries by Laura Barnard


Lessons Learned as a PMO Leader

Guest Post: Carolyn B. Smith About the author: Carolyn Smith has over 20 years of experience managing and leading PMO offices – ranging from large, cross-organizational, multi-year projects to IT Program Offices. She has overseen the delivery of hundreds of projects and has repeated successes in building PMO organizations and transforming processes to accelerate delivery […]

Top 5 Resources of 2018

It’s always fascinating to go back through the numbers and data and determine where the biggest IMPACT was made for our IMPACT by Laura audience and students. In fact, its something the IMPACT method teaches to do in your PMO every 90 days too! This is especially true when approaching a benchmark such as the new […]

IMPACT Insights: PMO Types

Welcome you to another Impact Insight. Today we’re going to talk about the importance of avoiding a type when you’re setting up your PMO or trying to determine your services and how you might need to evolve to support the changing business needs. Here’s the thing, there are a couple different ways to look at […]

Stop Selling the PMO

A PMO that delivers IMPACT doesn’t need to sell. The results speak for themselves. That’s your goal. Let your IMPACT do the talking for you. I’m getting increasingly worried about what the “experts” are telling you to do to “get your PMO noticed.” I’ve read a few articles recently that say that PMO leaders must […]

Oh no! Here comes the CFO…

The important role PMOs can and should be playing in project prioritization. The very important question, “How do we know we are doing the right projects?” is one that the PMO team should be able to answer through some very simple process and resources.