Category: PMO

An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
Setting up a project health check programme can be a bit of a mission. You need to make sure you cover everything regularly without annoying the people actually doing the work. In this easy ten-minute guide I’m going to talk you through how to set up a health check programme that will deliver the required ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
The case for using a cloud portfolio, programme and project management tool
I’m often asked why an organisation should spend time and money investing in a cloud PPM tool. Here’s my reasoning as to why it is money well spent. Picture the scene… You’re a project manager on a project that’s two thirds of the way through. You have 10 different work streams, each with their own ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
How to promote your PMO
One of the hardest things as a new PMO, is to get the business to believe in you and buy into the service you’re offering. Over the years I’ve seen a number of great PMOs fail to deliver on their promise simply because they haven’t promoted themselves properly. So, if you’re in the process of ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
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How to choose the best PMO model
Project, programme or portfolio management offices (PMO) come in many different flavours – there is no one size fits all. A question I’m often asked is how to decide which PMO model will work best in an organisation or project. This is an interesting question and the answer will likely vary depending on who you ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
How the role of the PMO is evolving in the public sector
The Public Sector PMO Leadership Conference in Canberra earlier this month offered an invaluable insight into how approaches to project management are evolving – both within Australian government agencies and beyond. The conference attracted a wide range of delegates from within the Australian and New Zealand public sector, as well as organisations, such as Psoda, ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
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PMO as a service - a quick (and rather painless) path to project management maturity
In organisations with poor project maturity, it is almost impossible to get a handle on how much time, money and resources are being spent (or in some instances, wasted) on projects. This way of working is becoming less and less acceptable, particularly in the public sector. Getting consistent processes, PPM tool adoption and sound project ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
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Phoenix rising: the rise, fall and rebirth of the PMO
In an ever changing business world it’s not surprising that project management offices (PMOs) need to adapt and change over time. What is surprising is just how short a life-span a PMO has – on average four years. So why does the average PMO have such an abysmal life-span? As in every situation there are ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
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10 ways to get the most out of project planning
Everyone wants to make their projects successful and any little thing that can help is always welcome. As a follow-up to my earlier blog on Gantt charting, here are 10 tips on how to get the most out of project planning: Remember that planning is more than just scheduling. When building your project’s work breakdown ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
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Twelve questions to ask cloud PPM providers
Picking a cloud programme and project management (PPM) tool is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly and it is only natural that you would want to evaluate multiple vendors. These 12 questions should help you make an informed decision: Where in the world is our data held? In today’s security conscious world, it is ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
How happy are your stakeholders? Find out with an engagement survey
Stakeholder management is a critical part of any project, whether it costs a few thousand dollars or a few million, but how do you determine if your work is successful, or if there are areas you need to improve? When I worked in project management offices (PMOs), I conducted stakeholder management surveys to help project ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
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Portfolio, Programme & Project management predictions
Well it’s that time of year again, where everyone starts looking towards the future and here at Psoda it’s no different. Here are some of our predictions for portfolio, programme and project management in 2015: Portfolio management will continue to grow in popularity As predicted at the end of last year, we’ve seen a jump ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
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Five tips for coming to grips with document management
Document management is one of those ongoing project tasks that need to be done again and again and again. It’s also one of those things that if it isn’t set up correctly in the first place, it can come back and bite you later on. Unless you work for a large enterprise or Government department, ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks
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Five ways to make sure your PMO adds value
I was recently given a copy of a report by Masha Nehme from Software Advice that addressed the question: Do you need a project management office (PMO)? The report highlighted five scenarios where having a PMO would add value to an organisation. If you are considering implementing a PMO, it’s worth a read. You might ... An easy ten-minute guide to project health checks