Category: Process Improvement

What is PMOps?

As part of my new PMO re-design PMOps™ (Project Management Operations office) introducing one new metric at a time and once we see the adoption moving towards improvement, in other words, Management by Objectives, we introduce another. It’s like Capability Maturity on steroids.

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How to actually leverage presentations for Career Growth?

The meeting time with management is an opportunity to further your personal brand. This article provides three presentation styles that can be used effectively as unscheduled interviews for a project manager to sow the seeds for career enhancement.

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Are the “Triple Constraints” the best measure of Project Success?

“The traditional measures of scope, time, and cost are essential but no longer sufficient in today’s competitive environment. The ability of projects to deliver what they set out to do – the expected business benefits – is what organizations need.” – PMI Pulse of the Profession – 2018 – Page 3

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What Are Communication Channels and Why Do They Matter?

As project managers, perhaps our biggest value-add is the fact that we set up a Communications Plan to regulate the flow of communication throughout a project’s life cycle. Scheduled internal and external status calls, weekly executive reports, informal 1:1 meetings, agreed-upon standards for client communication, and other tools and techniques allow us to be plugged in to everything going on within a project’s universe.

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Perfecting the Art of Better Business Requirements

Ever wonder what it takes to gather good business requirements? Well, sometimes the answer is the person who knows nothing about the product. This article discussed how sometimes the person who is not the subject matter expert can actually get to the heart of the requirements.

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What is the Helium Stick and Why Does It Matter?

I’ve been through a few team building exercises in my day. Most team building activities become punchlines during water cooler conversations in the office. Did sitting on each other’s laps during the fabled “Trust Circle” improve your team’s performance? Right, didn’t think so. That’s just one example.

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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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