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The Balanced PMO – Moving beyond the Iron Triangle

From the beginning of time project managers have had three main focus areas in their PMO that have been the staples of how we deliver projects; Scope, Schedule, and Budget. Those three main focus areas are in the DNA of every project manager. When a project manager is assigned a project, they focus on those…

The PMO Lifecycle – The Balanced PMO

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Looking to achieve a balanced PMO? In this presentation you will learn how to use maturity models and dashboards to track and report strategic and projected value. Presenter…

PMI’s Talent Triangle: Making Gurus into Leaders

Ever had a manager who is a technical guru but has poor leadership skills? I think we’ve all been there at least once. Technical gurus are rock-solid at what they do. With a unique skillset and “get it done” mentality, they’re the people you love to have on your team. And, it’s probably critical that…

Common Issues in PM: Managing Project Documentation

In this MPUG article we’re going to step away from Gantt charts and baselines for a change and talk a bit about documentation. I can think of no project methodology that does away with documentation. By “documentation” I mean documents, Excel sheets, AutoCAD drawings — you name it. But the deal is, where should you…

How to Fight Back Against Alternative Facts

Last week, I shared the “10 Signs Your PMO is Trying to Fly ‘Alternative Facts’“. This week I provide coping mechanisms for dealing with each of those quandaries. My philosophy is simple: First, follow industry best practices to stay out of trouble. Second, use Microsoft Project Online to track your efforts and keep everybody aligned….

The Three Most Common Risks in Project Management

Projects hit the same risks over and over again: The requirements may not be adequately defined, causing re-work; The team members may not collaborate adequately, causing delays and cost overruns; and/or The client may prove mercurial, causing delays, cost overruns and re-work. As you look at those three risks, you probably have a reasonably high…

Information Security Management / Framework for Information Security Testing

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: This presentation addresses the logistics processes, planning, operations, rules of engagement and analysis required for successful security testing. It will examine testing from a strategic and tactical prospective….

Are Your Project Managers Strong Project Leaders?

First, They’re Uncommonly Good Leaders Leadership seems to come easily to them and they appear to love leading. They need to be able to motivate people about the large-scale change that may be coming in the project. All organization-wide projects involve change, whether it’s a new system or new processes that are coming into play…

Sensei Releases Portfolio Advisor for Microsoft PPM

A new program from Sensei Project Solutions performs automated project checks for governance and compliance. Sensei Portfolio Advisor works on projects maintained in Microsoft Project Online and Project Server. Versions are available for both individual users and enterprises. The application performs a set of checks based on industry standards and best practices, including the Project…

Time to Reboot Your PMO?

The project management office — much like a computer — becomes ineffective and inefficient over time and sometimes requires a reboot. Rebooting a computer resets the system, clears out cache, releases memory and updates drivers. Once the computer system is back up and running, presumably it runs faster and more efficiently. You could look at…

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