Category: Project Management

What is a Sipoc Diagram and Why It Matters

Imagine your team recently missed the majority of its performance benchmarks for the previous performance year. You’ve racked your brain to try and identify what the root causes are, to no avail. Team discussions haven’t yielded any fruit either. What should you do?

Luckily, there is an answer. You should fill out a SIPOC diagram. (No, not Tupac). SIPOC stands for Supplier-Inputs-Processes-Outputs-Customers.

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Project Manager By Accident

Are you a project manager by accident? You went from the best technical worker to managing a team. In doing so, your mindset needs to shift from an individual to a group. These three mindset shifts will help you become a better manager, therefore impacting a project positively.

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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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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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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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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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