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Components of a Good PMO

I responded to a question on a LinkedIn group, Certified Project, Program, and Portfolio Managers, “What are the main components of a good PMO?”  Obviously, there are several different models for a PMO, so I listed what I felt are the most common.  Now that I’ve had time to contemplate, I’d like to amplify a bit…

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…

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….

10 Signs Your PMO is Trying to Fly “Alternative Facts”

Project Management Professionals and Microsoft-certified individuals are committed to the quality and continuity of a project’s process and progress. While we must salute their passionate tenacity during the most complex challenges, we must also acknowledge that the health of any project may well be determined by the enthusiasm (or lack thereof) from supervisory or executive…

PMO-in-A-Box

A few months ago I wrote about the structure of the project management office or PMO. In that article I referenced the concept of the ad hoc PMO — one that’s formed to meet a specific goal, such as for training project managers or performing an audit on a portfolio of projects. What I didn’t…

Using Protected Baselines

I received an interesting question from one of our new clients recently, and I thought you might be interested in the answer. The client wanted to know how to prevent project managers from saving a baseline in their projects, and to restrict all baseline operations to only those who are staff in the Project Management…

Creating a Portfolio KPI Report in Project Online

*Please note: the PMI® PDU credit for this session is not “mpugwebnlearn052417” as indicated in the video. The correct PDU is: mpugweblearn052417 Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Click here to download the files used in this…

3 Steps for Better Resource Management

Several project management offices (PMOs) have asked for our help when they needed to manage resources effectively on both the project level and the portfolio level. To better manage resources, organizations need to look at their resource requirements in a defined order: 1) strategically, 2) tactically and 3) operationally. By homing in on these elements,…

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…

Survey: PMOs Have Room for Improvement

Project management offices are there to take on the big project work within an organization. For example, the most important job for the PMO is to oversee project reporting and communications. Job two is doing project portfolio management. And third is defining and maintaining project management best practices and standards for the organization. Those results…

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