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Meet Kelly Dauria, Senior Project Consultant

Meet the team! Introducing Kelly Dauria Senior Project Consultant As one of our Senior Project Consultants at MetaPM, Kelly has brought an abundance of skill and passion in the short time since.

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What organisations need to look for & how they can find the talent

DevOps skills and capabilities emerged as a key theme for organisations during the Melbourne DevOps Summit attended by MetaPM. Here’s a summary of the conference and snapshot of the key skills and.

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How can Project Managers keep up with technology?

MetaPM speaks to Elizabeth Foley, CEO at the Australian Institute of Project Management about how you can use new technologies to improve the running of your projects. When I was trained “on the job”.

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Why Project Management Grew Out Of The Need To Control Risk

Written by Gary Yorke This article originally appeared in PARADIGM SHIFT THE AIPM DIGITAL MAGAZINE Winter 2020. How many organisations have you seen that do not manage risk well, especially project.

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Is It Worth Getting PMP Certified?

If you’re a practising project management professional, chances are you’ve heard of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. After all, the accreditation is one of the most.

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The Top 10 Certifications for Project Managers 2024 Edition

Whether you’re in the early stages of your project management career or have decades of experience working across multiple industries, there’s always more to learn. Project management is a dynamic.

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Meet Amalka Weerawardane, Business Analyst

Meet the team! Introducing Amalka Weerawardane Business Analyst Amalka joined the MetaCrew a year ago, bringing a wide range of experience to our Business Analyst team. Amalka quickly became an asset.

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5 Steps to Mitigate Project Risk

Large or small, all projects are affected by risk. Whether it’s to technology, people, processes or resources, risks have the potential to derail your project if left unattended. So how can project.

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Meet Anshuman Shukla, Business Analyst

Meet the team! Introducing Anshuman Shukla Business Analyst Anshuman joined MetaCrew last year as a Business Analyst and a UX expert. He has proven to be a skillful and passionate business.

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Unlocking Your Project Team’s True Potential

Cultivating a motivated, empowered and effective team should be a primary goal of all project leaders, especially as businesses grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and its implications on remote.

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Benefits and Business Case Reviews

Have you checked recently to see if your business case still stacks up? COVID-19 has thrown everything up in the air. Ways of working, access to/cost of borrowing, realisation of benefits, access to.

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Why a Process Canvas is essential for Organisational Optimisation

As every organisation adapts to the changes to their business due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, it has never been more relevant to review and improve our business processes to make them more efficient.

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Portfolio Management during COVID-19

Portfolio Management At last month’s MetaBreakfast event we were talking about the Future of Capital Portfolio Management and how it can’t be a set and forget activity. The current situation with the.

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Meet Zii Nzira, Junior Project Manager

Meet the team! Introducing Zii Nzira Junior Project Manager Zii is a Junior Project Manager who joined the MetaCrew a year ago. His bubbly nature, positive attitude and passion for project management.

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Cabin Fever – A curated list of the best tips

The world as we know it is changing and, if we’re lucky enough to still have gainful employment, the way we continue to deliver value to our organisation has already changed (and will continue to.

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Meet Maryam Khorshindian, Master Scheduler

Meet the team! Introducing Maryam Khorshindian Master Scheduler Maryam is a Master Scheduler who joined the MetaCrew just over a year ago. Anyone who has met Maryam will tell you, her dedication and.

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Get yourself a personal trainer for the New Year!

It’s the time of year when everyone reflects and celebrates the year that has been and make resolutions to do things better next year – going to the gym, contacting old friends more regularly, doing.

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Staff Testimonials – Alex Vanstan’s Story

Meet the team! Introducing Alex Vanstan Project Management Consultant Alex is one of MetaPM’s gun project management consultants who has been with us since January 2019. Alex joined us through our.

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Staff Testimonials – Harley Jenkin’s Story

Meet the team! Introducing Harley Jenkin Project Management Consultant With MetaPM since 2018 MetaPM clients that Harley has worked with: Speedcast Linfox What do you enjoy most about working at.

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Staff Testimonials – Dan Nuroo’s Story

Meet the team! Introducing Dan Nuroo Talent Acquisition Manager Dan runs our talent acquisition function and has been for about a year or so now. Dan’s experience dates back to times most of you.

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A case study on: Digital Transformation

A case study on: Digital Transformation The client, a medium-sized public sector agency providing insurance and risk advice across the public service, had adopted a new strategy to provide.

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A case study on: Education Program Formation

A case study on: Education Program Formation MetaPM’s role was to develop a program of work that would establish a train the trainer program for educators in the Province of Shenzhen, China. The idea.

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DOWNLOAD: Procurement Strategy & Process Presentation

At our most recent Monthly Capability Catch-Up our Business Analysts presented on Procurement Strategy & Process. The key learnings from the presentation are: •The Procurement Cycle •Types of.

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A case study on: Business Case Development – Email Migration

A case study on: Business Case Development – Email Migration Our client has transformed their organisation be consolidating current territories into one. A program was established to migrate.

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A case study on: ISO Network Governance

A case study on: ISO Network Governance Our client has a number of on-premises datacentres and cloud environments used for hosting business-critical applications. There is currently no overarching.

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A Case Study on Onboarding Process

A Case Study on Onboarding Process: MetaPM were engaged to help VMIA develop their Project Practitioner onboarding slide-deck and questionnaire so VMIA could demonstrate action against Price.

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6 Considerations when Designing a Balanced Project Review

When looking to design a balanced project review, there are many different types of reviews, that could be undertaken, however, a project will not necessarily require all these reviews. When setting.

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4 Focus Areas to Build a Strong Project Assurance Review Structure

How many project assurance reviews have you been involved in some way? One or two? None? Did it resemble more of a chat than a review activity? Was there more trading of war stories than identifying.

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Five Types of Project Reviews | MetaPM

At MetaPM we pride ourselves on being Project Management experts. There are many elements of Project Management that are important contributors to delivery success; one of those is the humble project.

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A Case Study on Change Management Op Model Improvements

A Case Study on Change Management Operation Model Improvements: MetaPM were engaged to assist a client to make improvements to their Operating Model as they had identified a lack of coherence,.

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A Case Study on Benefits Management Framework

A Case Study on Benefits Management Framework: Our client required a consistent framework to identify and measure the planned benefits to be delivered. This framework would be used to report to.

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How to use Learning Pathways

You know we’ve launched our Learning Pathways. You know how they can help. Now find out how to utilise them to reach your career goals! Find your specialty area On the first page of the Learning.

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How to use Learning Pathways

You know we’ve launched our Learning Pathways. You know how they can help. Now find out how to utilise them to reach your career goals! Find your specialty area On the first page of the Learning.

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Learning Pathways: How can they help?

Did you know that as an organisation dedicated to innovation and ensuring that everyone gets the same chance to succeed, MetaPM developed industry first Learning Pathways late last year? Well, now.

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Why professional development should be your priority in 2019

It is around this time each year we hear (and see) what feels like hundreds of people proclaiming, “New Year, New Me!”, but by the time they are back at their desks and business as usual sets in this.

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Change Management Webinar: Driving Acceptance and Adoption

Last week we hosted our Driving Acceptance and Adoption of Change Management webinar where MetaPM Change Management Capability Lead, Malcolm Pascoe discussed HOW to successfully drive acceptance and.

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Roadmap for Change Management Success

So, what is a change management roadmap? Well, the fact of the matter is the people side of Project Management is often a second thought when implementing something new to an organisation. A change.

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What do you mean by Change Management

At MetaPM we are passionate about delivering successful projects and a big part of that is Change Management. We have developed what we call the Four Types of Change Management. The Four Types of.

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Launching your Career Hero

Are you just getting started in your career? Maybe you’ve just moved to a new city? Or you’ve taken a break from the workforce and are looking to return with a killer resume? Our MetaPM Learning.

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Case Study on Project Management Coaching in Financial Services

MetaPM was asked to assist a client in the financial services industry through Project Management Coaching. The client required assistance on: Delivery of an integrated financial management system.

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Business Analysis: Is your Cyber Security up to Scratch?

Each month at MetaPM our Business Analysis team get together to discuss hot-button topics in the BA world. This month, to close off the sessions for the year, our Business Analysis team discussed the.

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A Case Study on Organisation Change Projects

A Case Study on Organisation Change Projects: MetaPM was assigned to assist the new ‘Implementation Team’ to agree upon a structure, become a cohesive team and agree upon priorities for their new.

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A Case Study on Program Management Capability

A Case Study on Program Management Capability: MetaPM was engaged to assist in re-aligning operational structures through Program Management capabilities. The following is a case study that.

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A Case Study on Establishing a Project Management Office (PMO)

MetaPM was asked to establish a PMO (Project Management Office) to support the delivery of seven major national reform projects. The following is a case study that highlights the challenges involved.

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A Case Study on Capability Development

A Case Study on Capability Development: MetaPM was to assist the Client’s PMO with the design, development and implementation of a standard project delivery framework, matched to their unique.

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Organisational v Project Change Management

Organisational v Project Change Management: Successful projects consider the people side of the solution being implemented, and bring together project management and change management to achieve the.

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Download DevOps White Papers

Check out our two white papers on DevOps, in partnership with DASA. They are on the topics of a DevOps Competency Framework and embracing digital disruption through DevOps. The Need For New Skills –.

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DASA DevOps Competence Framework – Whitepaper

DevOps is one of the central pillars on which many IT organisations choose to deliver new digital IT services. Fast-moving companies will use automation, continuous improvement, and simplified.

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Embracing Digital Disruption By Adopting DevOps Practices – Whitepaper

Transition to DevOps goes hand in hand with the redesign of IT roles and responsibilities. Certain skills and knowledge need to be present in every DevOps team. Answer your clients’ demand for DevOps.

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Change Management Scoping Document – Template

Looking to define the scale of change in a project and properly scope Change Management? Try using MetaPM’s Change Management Scoping Document Template. Download MetaPM’s Change Management Scoping.

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Business Requirements Templates

Do you need assistance or guidance with your business requirements process? Try the below business requirements templates. Business Requirements Definition Template Requirement Planning Matrix.

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Whitepaper – ITIL and DevOps

Increased organization-wide awareness of the benefits of DevOps practices, including at board-level, is beginning to allow ITSM professionals to approach their service improvement initiatives with.

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MetaPM Benefits Management Templates

Benefits Management allows organisations to determine the true value that is produced from a project or program. It is important to identify, define, plan, track and realise business benefits,.

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Post Implementation Review Plan Template

Just implemented a project and are planning on having a Post Implementation Review? Try using MetaPM’s Post Implementation Review Plan Template. Download MetaPM’s Post Implementation Review Plan.

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Business Case – The Art and Science of Decision Making

We all make decisions at some stage of our life that can vary from moving to a new city, choosing a new car, buying a house or even choosing the right life partner. In all these decisions, we review.

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PRINCE2 2017 – What’s the Difference?

By David Schrapel, PRINCE2 Trainer – MetaPM PRINCE2 is widely considered the leading project management method. In July, AXELOS, the accrediting body of PRINCE2, launched their first update of.

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Blog – What Everybody Should Know About PRINCE2 2017

PRINCE2’s certifying body—AXELOS—recently published an updated version of the PRINCE2 project management method, that reflects an evolution in the project management training world. This sees the.

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Staff Testimonials – Darren Clifford’s Story

Meet Darren Clifford Senior Business Analyst With MetaPM since 2015 MetaPM clients that Darren has worked with: Sportsbet Australian Catholic University Charles Sturt University Catholic Church.

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Blog – The Organisational and Staff Benefits of Competency Assessments

The Organisational and Staff Benefits of Competency Assessments The concept of a competency assessment is the kind of thing that can result in some initial anxiety for candidates, employees, and.

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Staff Testimonials – Jonny Bithell's Story

Meet Jonny Bithell Project Management Consultant With MetaPM since 2016 MetaPM clients that Jonny has worked with: Victorian Managed Insurance Asscoiation The University of Melbourne Bupa Telstra.

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Staff Testimonial – Sara Hollis' Story

Meet Sara Hollis Business Analyst With MetaPM since 2016 MetaPM clients that Sara has worked with: City of Port Phillip What do you enjoy most about working @ MetaPM The culture. I have found MetaPM.

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White Paper – Organisational v Project Change Management

Change Management White Paper By Malcolm Pascoe Executive Summary There is a challenge for change management practitioners engaged on a project to share their focus between organisational change.

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White Paper – Stimulating Innovation with Risk Management

Risk Management Whitepaper Stimulating Innovation with Risk Management By Melvin Millard Executive Summary In a highly competitive global market, size and reputation alone are not enough to succeed..

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White Paper – Business Process Improvement

Business Process Improvement – White Paper Business processes are the backbone of a business’ operations and are what, ultimately, allow a business to deliver products or services to their customers..

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The Change-Savvy Team Member – Meet the Trainer

New Change Management Workshop – The Change-Savvy Team Member Meet the Trainer – Helen Palmer MIMS, BSc (Psychology) Principal Change Agent Tell us a little about yourself. I care about people. I see.

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#ChangeChat Podcast with MetaPM's Bronte Jackson

Conversations of Change’s #ChangeChat Podcast with MetaPM’s Bronte Jackson MetaPM’s own Change Management Practice Manager, Bronte Jackson was once again a guest on Change Management industry thought.

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The game simply never ends – Business game-changers

By Matt Jobling There are so many elements to achieving sustained business success these days. Just when a business establishes a position the market dynamics are disrupted by seemingly invisible.

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Is Agile 'Porter for Dummies’? – Agile Program Management Blog

IS AGILE JUST ‘PORTER FOR DUMMIES’? By Bronte Jackson This is the question I had at the end of the first day of my Agile Program Management training (APMG accredited). Why are we still having to talk.

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Integrated Project Management Framework and Training Program

A Case Study on a Integrated Project Management Framework and Training Program Development MetaPM was asked to develop a tailored Project Management Framework (PMF) to ensure the effective delivery.

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White Paper – Using MoP in your Organisation

Using MoP in your Organisation The MoP (Management of Portfolios) seeks to “fill the gap” currently experienced by business planners and organisational strategists with respect to balancing an.

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Overcoming Project Pitfalls of Poor Quality Requirements

MetaPM Business Analysis CPTFA Approach Poor requirements is the cause of 70% of all project failure which clearly highlights the need to learn what the project pitfalls of poor quality requirements.

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Do You Have the Desire a& Tools to Manage?

DO YOU HAVE THE DESIRE AND TOOLS TO MANAGE CHANGE BUT STILL NOTHING HAPPENS? by Bronte Jackson Do you have a Change Management Framework – guidelines, tools and templates? Do you have an agreement at.

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Podcast: Conversations of Change – #SHOC with Bronte Jackson

Sharp Hit of Change with MetaPM’s Bronte Jackson MetaPM’s own Change Management Practice Manager, Bronte Jackson was a guest on Change Management industry thought leader Jen Frahm’s podcast –.

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Case Study – Project Management Training and Mentoring

Case Study – Project Management Training and Mentoring: As a newly formed organisation the Client recognised the need to implement a best practice method to assist with the portfolio and project.

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Case Study – Telecommunication Project

Our Client required development of a comprehensive Business Case for presentation to the Expenditure Review Committee, for funding the replacement of ageing Department equipment. The following is a.

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Case Study – Project Management Capability Development Road-Map

Our Client, a leading supplier of consultancy and education services to major organisations in the private and public sector, recognised the need to assess their project delivery capability. The.

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Case Study – Portfolio Management Plan

Our client, the IT division of a leading tertiary education institution, had conducted a P3M3 assessment and identified the need to develop Program Management capability. The following is a case.

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PMO Case Study – Lessons Learned Register

PMO case study: Our client, a PMO, had identified that their lessons learned were stored electronically in a variety of formats within their EDMS, with the associated difficulties in locating them.

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Case Study – Project Role Consolidation

A major financial services organisation recognised that their project management delivery success had been hampered by a lack of project delivery capability and embarked on a program of initiatives.

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Case Study – Business Case Development

Our Client within the Public Sector required development of a comprehensive Business Case for presentation to the Expenditure Review Committee, for funding the replacement of ageing Department.

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White Paper – Managing Successful Projects: MSP

Managing Successful Projects – MSP Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), combined with appropriate delivery methods such as PMBOK, PRINCE2 and Agile, represents proven programme management best.

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Article – The Value of P3O

The Value of P3O P3O stands for Portfolio, Programme and projects offices. P3O provides a decision-enabling/delivery-support model for all business change within an organisation. Within this article.

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Tender and Project Management Case Study

Tender and Project Management Case Study: A Government Agency had a need to significantly reduce internal costs by streamlining the licence application and renewal processes, upgrade legacy systems.

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Framework – Benefits Management Framework

The following is a presentation on how MetaPM produced a Benefits Management Framework for a client. Within the presentation we elaborate on how MetaPM chose a comprehensive framework, making sure.

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Case Study – Portfolio Management Handbook

Portfolio Management Handbook – A MetaPM Case Study This case study documents how MetaPM were engaged by a Government ICT Division to analyse the organisation’s needs and develop a core set of.

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Framework – Project Management Capability Development Framework

The Project Management Capability Development Framework is comprised of seven interdependent elements. Each element identifies outcomes and capabilities to be established to enable the overall.

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Article – Investment Logic Mapping and Project Management

So how do investment logic mapping and project management relate to one another? Recently many clients have asked us – “What are Investment Logic Maps (ILM) and how does it fit into project.

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Case Study – Portfolio Project Performance Reporting

Portfolio Project Performance Reporting: We’ve all been there when searching for a software solution to a business problem – 4,000 features and functions available when we really just need the basics.

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White Paper – Using a Project Professional Competency Framework

Using a Project Professional Competency Framework to Deliver Better Business Outcomes: There is no shortage of people who are driven towards getting great project results, which is not surprising.

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Mad about squandered opportunities in the EPMO

How many Portfolio or EPMOs (Enterprise Program Management Office) really do step up to their Portfolio responsibilities? Not nearly enough, I say and I am mad about it! Why? Because most of my.

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How simplifying change can get you promoted to ‘hero’

A simple career choice – search through the maze or simply cut through. In today’s change-addicted businesses the fastest path to career success is inevitably by successfully delivering change. It’s.

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Case Study: Lessons Learned Register

The Challenge: Our client, a PMO, had identified that their lessons learned were stored electronically in a variety of formats within their EDMS, with the associated difficulties in locating them.

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Case Study: Project Planning

Project Planning: Learn how MetaPM helped a major financial services organisation improve their project results by developing a consistent set of roles. The Challenge: Our client, a major financial.

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Case Study: PMO Structure and Capability Development

Learn how a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler engaged MetaPM to build their PMO structure and capability development to support program and project delivery. The Challenge: Our client, a leading.

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Case Study: Timetable Management

Learn how MetaPM helped a leading higher education provider make efficient utilisation of their facilities through Timetable Management. The Challenge: For many years, this university lacked time.

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Case Study: Infrastructure Deployment

Learn how MetaPM helped manage an infrastructure deployment across six Australian states for a not-for-profit. The Challenge: The Australian association of an international not-for-profit.

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Case Study: Procurement of Project Management System

Learn how MetaPM helped source and implement a Project Management System to improve project practices. The Challenge: A local Council needed to source and implement a Project Management system to.

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Portfolio Management – Maximising Shareholder Value

‘Strategy is only as good as the execution behind it’ Bali Padda, LEGO COO Many organisations are falling short of meeting their strategically aligned objectives. A study undertaken by McKinsey in.

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