After 137 Spitfire MK IX aeroplanes originally arrived in South Africa in the late 1940s to serve in the South African Air Force (SAAF) until 1954, there are now only two of these vintage aircraft left in this country. One of them rests – in a flightless condition - at the Ditsong National Museum of … Continue reading "PPO’s project management tool enables the Spitfire restoration"
According to 2016 PMI’s Pulse of the Profession, “74% of PMO Directors believe their senior management understand the value of project management” and yet 33% of projects still fail because of a lack of involvement from senior management. In my role as CEO of Project Portfolio Office (PPO), I often perform the role of executive … Continue reading "5 Simple Steps to Project Status Reporting that People will Read"
Three Steps to Stop your PMO become a Statistic (50% close in 3 years!) I recently read that the Association for Project Management says 50% of PMOs close within three years. It’s a very scary statistic considering the amount of effort organisations are putting into establishing PMOs. It then got me wondering what are we … Continue reading "Three Steps to Stop your PMO become a Statistic (50% close in 3 years!)"
Even though I’ve spent the last 15 years in the project portfolio management (PPM) space, I started my career as an accountant and have always loved numbers and analysis. I recently attended the Gauteng Project Management South Africa (PMSA) PMO Forum, an invitation only forum of PMO leaders and executives, and the session re-affirmed the … Continue reading "3 ways to get your CEO to value your PMO"
Mr Mandela spent 67 years making the world a better place and Project Portfolio Office (PPO) celebrated this great man’s birthday on the 18th of July by devoting 67 minutes of our time, one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service, as a small gesture of solidarity with the rest of the world and … Continue reading "Project Portfolio Office’s 67 Minutes at Boitumelo Childrens Home"
As part of its pledge to provide ongoing assistance and support to the residents of Boitumelo Children’s Home in Soshanguve, Pretoria, employees of Project Portfolio Office (PPO) came together in full force to collect blankets in order to provide the home with some much needed warmth over these cold winter months. More than 95 blankets … Continue reading "PPO shares the warmth this winter"
Project Portfolio Office (PPO) recognises the importance of sustainable community development and contributed to this cause by hosting an Easter event for the children and volunteers of the Boitumelo Children’s Home in Soshanguve on Tuesday, 15 April 2014. This type of giving back to the community is a key value held by all employees at … Continue reading "Project Portfolio Office hosts an Easter event for the kids of the Boitumelo Children’s Home"
“We rise by lifting others” Robert Ingersoll Project Portfolio Office (PPO) is committed to making sustainable improvements in everything we do and extend this philosophy to our culture of “giving back”. Our team is committed to change, and for this reason has selected the Boitumelo Children’s Home as the recipient of our sustainable contributions over … Continue reading "Project Portfolio Office chooses Boitumelo Children’s Home to make a sustainable difference."
We saved the best for last! As part of our corporate social responsibility endeavors, the PPO team hosted a Christmas themed event for the children living at the Phehella Day and Night Care Centre in Silverton, Pretoria. When we arrived, arms laden with gifts and snack packs, the party guests, in their Sunday best, were waiting for us at the garden … Continue reading "Spreading the cheer"
We had the privilege of sponsoring the Amadea Safe House in Pretoria North this week in support of World Aids Day. Every year, Amadea holds an Aids Day Christmas party for the more than one hundred children that are both in its care and also from the surrounding community, and this year a few of the … Continue reading "World Aids Day 2013"