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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 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…

Your Guide to PMOs

What is a PMO? A project management office (PMO) is the formal designation for a group of professionals within your organization who are tasked with defining and maintaining project management standards and procedures. In addition, since most organizations strive to maximize efficiency across the repetitive nature of project work while also seeking a productive and…

A Brief History of Portfolio and Project Management

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is NOT eligible for  PMI® PDU credit. Event Description:  This presentation delivers and informative and entertaining look at the history of the project management software industry. It starts way back in the mainframe days when the critical path method (CPM) was just the 2nd…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 6

Synergize What is synergy? Stephen Covey defines it this way: “It means the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It means that the relationship which the parts have to each other is a part in and of itself.” Once all the pieces of the schedule have been put together properly and are…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 5

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood In just about any situation, it’s much more important to listen and understand than it is to be immediately understood. When faced with a problem on your project, it is important to act as a facilitator and get all the right people involved in the conversation. The…

FluentPro Releases Reporting Tool for Project Online

A new project and portfolio management platform has been released specifically for small and medium businesses. Built on Microsoft’s Project Online service, PPM Express, from FluentPro, is intended to help people within those organizations collaborate more effectively on their projects. The Gold-certified Microsoft partner develops a number of other applications for use by project teams,…

What to Expect on the First Day with a Project Consultant

As a consultant I move around a lot between clients. In this article I share some insights about what a typical first day looks like when I’m visiting a new customer. Most of the time the sales people have already established a basic outline of the work that needs to be done. And being a…

Microsoft Project and SharePoint Integration with Line of Business Systems

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: TPG The Project Group continues to stay ahead of the game to meet the ever-changing integration requirements in all industries. Learn how to support your project and portfolio management process with…

BrightWork – BrightWork

BrightWork is produced by BrightWork. Product Summary: BrightWork is a SharePoint solution for project and portfolio management that includes a range of best-practice templates and advanced cross-project reporting. The collaborative templates and automated reporting enable project managers to increase project success, and gives senior executives the high-level visibility they need to ensure customer satisfaction. Capabilities: Ensure customer…

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