Simple and effective automation can be used to publish and communicate one-page (or dashboard) project status reports using MS PowerPoint. This is one of the many uses possible and can be adapted to other needs. This approach, involving some VBA programming, can reduce repetitive and periodic tasks of reporting and uploading status reports.
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New technologies, hybrid projects, the launch of a PMO—when the environment is constantly changing, how do you craft a schedule (or multiple schedules) for project success? Discover timely answers here—and only here—at the PMI Scheduling Conference 2017, exclusively for PMI members.
In this webinar, the author applies concepts of strategic planning, change management and soft skills development, to provide a practical approach to increase PMO's value, helping to change perceptions such as "being a process cop", to create a culture where the stakeholders understand the value of the project management and become evangelists of the best practices.
Closing Q&A webinar for March 2017 Book Club on How to Manage Complex Programs; High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams by Tom Kendrick
PMOs Leading Transformation and Change: Whole System Transformation as an Approach for Driving Business and Sustainability
This presentation will focus on how key essentials of a Whole System Transformation modality contribute to the success and sustainability of PMOs efforts in driving business results.
Linking strategy thinking with doing presents a huge opportunity for project management both as a discipline and a profession to uniquely meet the strategy execution challenge. It is within this context that PMOs can step up to the plate and bridge the gap between crafting and delivering.
Closing Q&A webinar for January Book Club on Managing the PMO Lifecycle
Introduction webinar for March 2017 Book Club: How to Manage Complex Programs by Tom Kendrick
Introduction webinar for January 2017 Book Club: Managing The PMO Lifecycle by Waffa Karkukly
Save Time With Tools + Templates
This log is a supportive template used for a telecom turnkey project, including but not limited to the following milestones: site acquisition, civil, telecom installation plus integration and acceptance. Use in conjunction with the article The Importance of Tracking in Planning.
After calculating the resources required (with the help of company productivity norms and with the time available), this schedule will help project stakeholders have a clear idea about the current and future manpower requirements for any given construction project.
Large projects often require tracking by work streams. Work streams are the progressive completion of tasks by a specific group or project team. For example, the work streams for a manufacturing facility may include engineering, drafting, procurement, fabrication, quality control and shipping.
If you're a senior PMO professional or a CTO/CIO considering an assessment of a PPM tool for your organization or department, this PDF presentation can help you consider the right questions before making any decision.
This checklist helps you with the ins and outs of archiving your project for posterity.
Learn From Others
In the first article of this series, we looked at annual planning processes and the role a strategically focused PMO should play in that foundational element of portfolio management. Continuing the look at political challenges for portfolio-focused PMOs, we look at the impact on project initiation and planning.
The closing Q&A webinar for our January Book Club on Managing the PMO Lifecycle was packed with so much information, the discussion continued afterward! Here, the author covers some additional questions and answers that came out of that session.
With more focus on strategy, more tool-driven automation and more diversity in project approaches, is there still a place for a PMO-driven center of excellence for project management?
What level of authority should a PMO have, and over what elements? More importantly, how is PMO authority perceived by other areas of the organization? When facing potential areas of contention, it's on the PMO to resolve these problems.
Setting up a PMO for the first time? No project management experience? Learn how you can “wow” them! In Part 2, the author provides a step-by-step breakdown of setting up a PMO in 100 days and helps boost your chances of PMO success.
Setting up a PMO for the first time? No project management experience? Learn how you can “wow” them in 100 days! In Part 1, the author explores ways you can become a PMO leader, skills you need for the role and the mindset you need to apply immediately.
We received many questions during our December Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - The Social Project Manager We didn’t have time to answer them all, so the presenter responds to additional questions here.
Whether or not “project chief” is an official title, almost every organization will have one. There are many elements that go into being a good project chief who can impact the entire organization.
Should business leadership move hiring and recruitment into the project management organization? Based on the similarities found between his talent acquisition experience and current training, this author says yes—and shares the potential benefits.
There will always be instances in a project where something gets missed, a new feature is identified or some kind of customization needs to occur. When a successful PMO gets involved, there is an opportunity where a change-control process can take charge of requests.
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