Tag Archives: Staffing

Which Location Has the Best Outsourcing Deal?


Not too long ago, the outsourcing of corporate office jobs was synonymous with India. Big news stories showed example after example of work successfully outsourced to India, yielding enormous savings.  Years ago, when IBM was the biggest and most recognizable name in computers, … Continue reading

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PMO Basics: Six Secrets For Efficient Shared Services


Every big corporation manages multiple shared services. Shared services are often a bit mysterious to a PMO, and improvement projects are sometimes overly complex. It is difficult enough to provide a service that can keep a single client happy, a … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: 8 Lessons Learned About Outsourcing


In our last “PMO Basics,” we covered the reasons and methods for building a lessons learned file. Today, we’re going to apply lessons learned to Outsourcing. Why single out outsourcing? There are several good reasons. First, the recent wave of  … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Increase Happiness AND Productivity… Look At Secretaries (PART 1)


Secretaries… do you still use that term? Years ago, when “secretary” became synonymous with, “We’re paying you less because you’re  a woman”, the title became an insult. Corporations changed the title to “administrative assistant,” but not much else changed. This … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: 8 People Projects For 2012!


Will 2012 be the year of people projects? Over the past few years, changes in the economy have driven changes in business models. However, this has largely been a reactive change, without a clear plan for changing staffing in the … Continue reading

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10 Steps To Design A Project Management Office!


Every PMO Director has a different view on how to start up a new PMO. Most Directors will agree on the plan at 50,000 feet, but  each will have different ideas about the importance of each element and where it … Continue reading

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Myth & Merger Part 2: Communication Makes A Difference


Your firm has decided to acquire or merge with another firm. The merger allows you to achieve a key business goal (dominate a market, expand to a new size, move into new territories, etc.) faster or less expensively than by … Continue reading

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Are Cloud Services Really Outsourcing?


Technology is a tricky thing. It’s very, well, technical. Technology is not just complex, it also changes very rapidly. And of course, the names change as well. Today you see a lot of talk about “Cloud Services,” but the definition … Continue reading

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The Global Revolution In Jobs: When Did This Happen?


As we continue our journey through the second decade of the 21st Century, we continue to bump up against of outdated definitions and old limits to how the world works. Even how we work. A few days ago I saw … Continue reading

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Is Your Staff About To Run Away?


The debt limit nonsense in Washington seems to be over, at least for now. While there are many arguments and much confused information about the national debt, we know that $200 billion of the TARP loans have been repaid, and … Continue reading

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