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15 important values a PMO delivers (3/3)

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.

In the previous posts (15 important values a PMO delivers (1/3) and 15 important values a PMO delivers (2/3)) in this series we talked about some numbers of a PMO and the first ten values. Continue reading here for the next and final five values in our series.

Thank you for staying tuned, and we hope you enjoyed the series of three blogposts outlining 15 important values a PMO delivers.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy and PMO-challenging 2021!

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15 important values a PMO delivers (2/3)

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.

In the previous post (15 important values a PMO delivers (1/3)) in this series we talked about some numbers of a PMO and the first five values. Continue reading here for the next five values in our series and stay tuned for the last five coming in next week!

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15 important values a PMO delivers (1/3)

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. We are releasing five additional values every week in the coming two weeks, stay tuned!

Some numbers

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 of a failure to implement good ones.
Did you know 41% of projects go over budget? Organizations in Europe waste an average of $131 million for every $1 billion spent on projects due to poor project performance.

Research on the impact of PMO’s shows :
✅ 43% improvement in aligning projects with organization’s objectives
✅ 27% improvement in customer satisfaction
✅ 33% improvement in projects delivered under budget
✅ 25% improvement in productivity
✅ 25% decrease in failed projects

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Microsoft Lists – Your smart information tracking app in Microsoft 365

Build 2020 brought a lot of Microsoft 365 news and announcements for businesses and developers – including the first disclosure of Microsoft Lists. We are pleased to share our vision for Lists – to highlight how you use it to track issues, manage inventory, build out event agendas, report status, manage FAQs, and more.

Microsoft Lists is a Microsoft 365 app that helps you track information and organize your work. Lists are simple, smart, and flexible, so you can stay on top of what matters most to your team. Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more using customizable views and smart rules and alerts to keep everyone in sync. With ready-made templates, you can quickly start lists online, on our new mobile app, and directly from within Microsoft Teams. And because it is part of Microsoft 365, you can rely on enterprise-grade security and compliance.

How to get started with defining my document flow in Office 365?

Office 365 offers a lot of places to store your documents. Each tool has it own specific feature set, making it confusing for users of the platform to know where to place their content.

I will explain what I consider a good document flow in a second.

First things first, to know when to use what tool, read my previous blogpost “Office 365, when to use what?” to get up to speed.

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Office 365, when to use what?

When it comes to defining which collaboration or communication tool to use, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. However, with 3 simple questions, you can get a better view on when to use what:

  • How big is the audience?
  • What is the type of communication?
  • What is the pace of the communication?

Additionally I will tell you, in a nutshell, where to store your documents in Office 365.

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Access denied when uploading page to SitePages library in SharePoint Online

On one of our customer’s new Office 365 tenant we were unable to upload files to the SitePages library. An access denied was given to every user, even the tenant admin.

After investigating the issue, we noticed something odd when checking the permission of our user in the library’s permissions:

Even when having sufficient permissions in SharePoint, we have a deny on adding and customizing pages.

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Sharegate Powershell migration script

For an Office 365 tenant to tenant migration, I wrote a small Powershell-script with the Sharegate API in order to fully migrate all necessary site collections from A to B.

The script will run on a VM, making it easy to keep migrating during and post business hours.

Be my guest to re-use the script and to make your migration run smoothly and without much manual interference. The script will traverse 3 steps:

  1. Create the site collection at the destination tenant
  2. Make your account a site collection administrator
  3. Migrate the site collection and its content

After every third site that is migrated, the script will prompt for manual continuation. You can easily remove this part or increase the number of sites migrated to your use case.

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