Category: PMO Development

Sizing PMO for Your Reality

There are a few trains of thought when it comes to this topic according to the guidance that is out there. A common one comes down to aligning the number of PMO roles to the overall cost of the portfolio it is managing. Another relates more to the number of projects and programs that are active and being managed in the organization but the majority of PMOs are budget driven and resource up to that amount.

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Your resource capacity plan must avoid this to be useful

Arguably, the most requested service provided by a Project Management Office (PMO) is to offer a resource capacity plan. Few PMO’s I have seen deliver resource capacity planning that is widely used within the organization. Why?

The simple answer is that many organizations introduce complexity within their resource capacity planning process in terms of scope and in complying with the process. A key requirement of any resource capacity planning process should be simplicity. Simplicity in terms of who complies with it and how everyone is required to comply with it.

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3 Essential Keys for a project status in a PMO

To achieve proper project management, an essential issue is how we should report the status of our projects to Senior Management and / or the Steering Committee (which may include the PMO leader, the PMOfficer, the sponsor, to the directive council, to the steering committee, to the CIO of the organization even if it is a corporate pmo at the project portfolio level to the CEO of the company)

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Webinar Replay: Evolving the PMO: How To Move Your PMO To The Next Level

This video replay of the March 2018 webinar is available for your viewing.  This webinar was held...

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Awesome project management is the heart of a successful product management

On many of my training sessions on the traditional and agile project management and in certification preparation classes, one question always comes up on the scope of career growth for project management as a profession with the increased focus on agile principles. It seems like most of the Scrum focus on product owner and scrum master without calling for a project manager role appears to have stirred up a concern on product management. So, is product management going to kill project management? What will become the role of a project manager in an agile setting?

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Important Leadership Skills Needed for PMO Growth

Often when one thinks of a PMO, they think about the processes and governance that guides the project managers.  The leadership that is required of such an organization is often a second thought, and at times not considered at all.  This article is going to look at the type of skills one would hope to have within their PMO, as well as the what it takes for a person to transition into that type of role.

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Warning: High Time You Should Discard Using Emails & Start Using PM Tool

Troubled by long email chains? That’s obvious. They are one of the most useful ways to communicate important project details with your clients and teammates, no doubt. But they are responsible for:

1. Losing track of client updates.
2. Losing track of important files and documents.
3. Losing track of time while sorting through mails.
The scenario indicates that it’s about time you moved ahead.

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March Madness is Here – Will Your Project Bracket Win?

Can you feel it in the air? Do you sense it in the wind? There’s a whisper out there building in strength, building into the annual crescendo that it always aspires to be. A battle is coming. Many will compete, yet only a few will survive. We fill our brackets with the names of the contenders who we feel are the most deserving. And we strive to be standing firm at the end of the tournament. March Madness has arrived, but if you’re thinking this is a basketball analogy, you’re mistaken. It’s time to get funding for this year’s projects and you better have your program and portfolio brackets together because the battle is about to begin.  

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