Conducting a PMO Health Check (Part 4)
To further assist in the health check process, this series continues with an examination of the rationale as to why each statement within each dimension is deemed to represent a healthy practice. In Part 2, we looked at the statements in Section 1 of the PMO Health Check Worksheet: Project Portfolio Management; and Part 3 looked at the Project Planning section.
We now continue with the Project Execution & Oversight segment.
PMO Health Check: Project Execution & Oversight
1. At a minimum, weekly/biweekly progress reports are produced. They provide progress against planned work, the complications encountered, the remedies being implemented, any recommendations for changing course and the commitment to what will be accomplished by the end of the reporting period.
Project status reporting does not have to be complicated; it just needs to deliver a concise, understandable and accurate account of where the project is related to where it should be; where issues exist; and how they will be resolved in a way that keeps the project on course or will change the trajectory of the project going forward. This is why it’s prudent for the PMO to generate an
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