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26 June 2009
External Community Project Status Summary
 
External Project Status Summary The external project manager status summary is similar to the project status summary. The PMO Communications Manager should begin with the project status summary an...

02 June 2009
Identify Project Management Stakeholders
 
Identify Project Management Stakeholders The customers for the Report Status Service are the recipients of the reports.  If the PMO elects to provide status reports to external stakeholders su...

08 May 2009
Providing Project Management Services
 
Providing Project Management Services During execution, the vast majority of PMO staff time will be spent providing services. Much of this time is spent in routine activity. Providing services is v...

14 April 2009
Define Project Management Stakeholder Groups
 
The PMO team should decide how active the promotion of each component of the charter or business plan will be. Items marked "reference" in the first table above should usually be presented...

20 March 2009
Project Management Knowledge Management System
 
These examples of completed project management templates illustrate the questions and answers that are needed to define the knowledge management system at a high level: Project Management Know...

24 February 2009
Project Management Scheduling
 
These five issues are documented in the statement of approach. Here is an example:Statement of ApproachSoftware Execution Plan2/28/2007Summary by Application FunctionApplication FunctionSummary PlanPr...

30 January 2009
Prepare Process Adoption for Project Management
 
Prepare Process Adoption ScheduleIn listing all processes and performing a gap analysis on each one, the PMO team has defined all the work necessary to prepare the processes for publication. In this s...

06 January 2009
Internal Project Management Software Processes
 
Evaluate existing internal processes. Many project management life cycle processes already exist within the organization, and some of them are acceptable ways of managing projects. Whenever possible, ...

17 December 2008
Project Management PMO Factors
 
Project Management PMO FactorsConsidering these factors, the PMO should decide whether and when to implement a program to develop project management maturity across the organization.Similar quest...

22 November 2008
Project Management Best Practice
 
Project Management Life Cycle Best PracticeThe realm of capability, best practices, and maturity is simply too large to allow for a home-grown approach. Tens of thousands of hours have been spent...

01 November 2008
Project Management PMO
 
Project Management  PMOThe PMO must be able to:Provide effective project management methodologies, standards, processes, practices and tools, and improve it based on feedback from actual pro...

11 October 2008
Project Management Steps to Maturity
 
Online Project Management Steps to Maturity1.         Maturity Throughout the Project Management Life Cycle 2.         M...

21 September 2008
Project Management Maturity Over Time
 
Project Management Maturity Over TimeImproving Maturity Over TimeAs should be cleared by now, operating at the Advanced Level and increasing the PMO's maturity is a carefully planned and executed ...

30 August 2008
Project Management Directive PMO
 
Project Management Process Directive PMO The Directive PMO standardizes project management software by performing all projects in a standard way:A company with very independent divisions already ...

09 August 2008
Project Management Standard Level
 
Online Project Management Standard LevelThe only time a PMO can launch directly to the standard level would be in a small, cohesive organization that recognizes the value of project management and wan...

18 July 2008
Project Management Applied Maturity
 
Online Project Management Applied MaturityApplying maturity to your project management life cycle.In 2003, after several years of development, the PMI picked up on the concept of organization mat...

26 June 2008
Project Management Maturity
 
Project Management MaturityPM Maturity. Project Management Maturity is the most advanced model in the field of online project management. The maturity model goes beyond standards and capabilities to m...

05 June 2008
Project Management Control Reviews
 
Project Management Control ReviewsReview of controls. Controls are specific tools that leave a record of work done that can be compared to the applicable methodology components, standards, and process...

19 May 2008
Project Management Audits
 
Online Project Management AuditsAn audit is triggered by a special need for an in-depth look at a project. Audits are not routine, and the audit work will interfere with project work. In some cases, a...

22 April 2008
Project Management Quality
 
Online Project Management QualityHaving the correct stakeholders and experts review project documents and deliverables increases the chances of a high-quality result being delivered on time and within...

01 April 2008
Project Management Reviews
 
Online Project Management Community and ReviewsA review is a standard part of the process of each project. There is one review at the end of each phase. There is also a final review at the end of the ...

11 March 2008
Project Management Time Costs
 
Online Project Management Time CostsThe time cost of independence. Independent reviewers and auditors know less about the project, because they are not working on it. This means that the time taken fo...

18 February 2008
PMO and Project Management
 
PMO and Project Management SoftwareIf the PMO avoids these pitfalls, it can maintain and increase influence over time by:Maintaining successful services, with small improvements such as:Making changes...

26 January 2008
Project Management PMO
 
Project Management Software PMOIf the PMO simply presents its new success rate, others may argue against it. "More Project Planning Software is succeeding because we're avoiding the big, chal...

17 December 2007
Success in Managing Projects
 
Success in Managing ProjectsThe above example illustrates several techniques for the successful implementation of governance. Here is a list of some useful practices:Ensure that governance is authoriz...

26 November 2007
What is Project Governance?
 
What is Project Governance?Governance is the organization's answer to these two questions:Who is accountable for work results? Who is responsible for performing work processes? Governance is best ...

05 November 2007
PMO Types and Maturity
 
PMO Types and MaturityAs was shown above, the issue of PMO type is related to the development of the PMO over time and PMO maturity. In MPOM™, maturity is measured in three stages: basic, standa...

24 September 2007
What is a Best Practice?
 
What is a Best Practice?The simplest definition of a Best Practice is "the best way to do something." When it comes to project, program, and portfolio management, the formal definition comes...

19 August 2007
Project Management - Determining Feasibility
 
Project Management Software - Determining FeasibilityIn some circumstances, there may be doubt as to the feasibility of a PMO or of a particular service. In that case, an assessment can be used t...

29 July 2007
Project Management Planning and Assessment
 
Project Management Planning and AssessmentIt is highly recommended that this page be read early in the PMO Planning Stage by the project manager and team all team members and also befor...

08 July 2007
Identifying Issues in Project Management
 
Project Management IssuesAn issue is a concern or problem that is already recognized and needs to be addressed. It is essential to document the issue in an Issues List and track it. If an issue i...



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