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01 September 2010
Project Management Templates
 
Project Management TemplatesGood project management templates may be necessary for project success but they are not on their own sufficient for project success. The very best project management templa...

10 July 2010
Itís the people that count when managing projects
 
The people within a project are the most important elements that can drive the project into success or failure, therefore the people that work hard for the project must be treated well in order for th...

30 June 2009
Improve Project Management Community Service
 
Improve Project Management Community Service- Here are several common improvements to the Report Status Service that a PMO can make:- Improve data gathering. Work with project managers and team leads ...

23 June 2009
Project Management Community Sample
 
Project Management Community Sample Portfolio Status Summary The portfolio status summary summarizes status of all projects the company has planned for the year and focuses on corporate risk managm...

29 May 2009
Project Life Cycle Communities
 
As shown above, beneficiaries are usually not individuals. Instead, typical beneficiaries are: §  the whole organization §  all or some department §  or all or some ...

05 May 2009
Project Management Orangization Execution
 
Project Management Orangization Execution The PMO execution phase is not a series of steps. It is the entire ongoing life of the PMO, providing services to projects and project stakeholders. The se...

10 April 2009
Project Management Professional Software
 
Evaluating available external knowledge base components is an important step in choosing among these three approaches. Use the list of external knowledge base components to guide the selection proce...

17 March 2009
Functional Requirements for Project Management
 
The data analyst evaluates the previous requirements to establish the functional requirements in these six steps: 1.      Evaluate capacity requirements for database storag...

20 February 2009
Prepare Project Management Software Adoption
 
Prepare Project Management Software Adoption ScheduleThe statement of approach is a complex document that addresses five issues: nWhich application functions will be adopted and when. Will the PMO pro...

27 January 2009
Project Management External Processes
 
Evaluate Relevant Project Management External ProcessesProject management life cycle external processes come from the methodology and standards that are being adopted by the PMO. Once the PMO adopts a...

02 January 2009
Adopt Project Management Processes
 
A project management tools process is a repeatable way of doing something. The methodology and standards the PMO adopted in the previous two sections contain many processes. This section brings the hi...

14 December 2008
Project Management Executive Commitee
 
Enterprise Project Management Executive CommiteeIs the executive commitment present?Does a Project Manager and project team members have the commitment and the time to learn and improve?Are suffi...

02 December 2008
Project Management Implementation of Maturity Model
 
Project Management Process  Implementation of Maturity ModelPlanning Implementation of the Maturity ModelOnce the model is chosen, there is no single path to implementation. Each model works on t...

19 November 2008
Project Management Maturity Models
 
Project Management Maturity ModelsIn the first few years of improving project management process capability, a PMO has a choice. It can either focus internally, or look outwards. Focusing interna...

29 October 2008
Project Management Team Leads and Project Managers
 
Project Management Team Leads and Project ManagerProject team leads and Project Managers must be able to:Receive escalated issuesProperly identify and define issuesManage risk proactivelyRespond to is...

08 October 2008
Project Management Increase Maturity
 
Project Management Increase MaturityOnline Project Management MaturityThe ultimate goal of any PMO is to increase the maturity of project management throughout the company. Each project is unique, and...

18 September 2008
Project Management Advanced Level
 
Online Project Management Advanced LevelThe PMO should allow these measurements to guide its approach to operating at the advanced level. As always, the biggest problems and most significant opportuni...

27 August 2008
Project Management Sarbanes-Oxley Regulations
 
Project Management Process Sarbanes-Oxley RegulationsAn company goes public, and finds that it must now be compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations or similar regulations. As part of that, each ...

06 August 2008
Project Management MPOM's
 
Project Management MPOM'sNote that the three levels – Basic, Standard, and Advanced – refer to the levels at which the PMO operates, not the levels at which project management, as a wh...

15 July 2008
Project Management Defects
 
Project Management Process DefectsIn the aerospace industry, acceptable results often means zero defects, because any defect threatens the safety of human life. Organizations can self-assess, imp...

23 June 2008
Project Management Office PMO Maturity
 
Project Management Office PMO MaturityPMO Maturity. PMOs often face a challenge to justify their existence and the expense of keeping the PMO running. A proper understanding of PMO maturity will provi...

02 June 2008
Project Management Office Controls
 
Project Management Office ControlsAudit research, standards, controls, and the audit trailAuditing is a research activity. The auditor compares the work actually performed to the methodology, standard...

16 May 2008
Project Management Review Project Completion
 
Project Management Life Cycle Review Project CompletionFor more information, see the Review Project Completion page of MPMM™, the Method123 Project Management Methodology. The PMO in t...

19 April 2008
Project Management Delivery
 
Project Management Life Cycle DeliveryBy performing these functions, the End-of-Phase Review helps ensure that a project will deliver acceptable results within its schedule and budget. In the cas...

29 March 2008
Project Management Community and Reviews
 
Online Project Management Community and ReviewsIndependence in Reviews and in Audits in a PMOBecause the primary goal of the PMO is to ensure that projects are well managed leading to delivery of acce...

08 March 2008
Project Management Community Costs
 
Onine Project Management Community CostsOther costs of independence are higher. In these cases, the PMO must weigh the benefits of independence against the costs, and must also do its best to maximize...

15 February 2008
Success in a Project Management Community
 
Success in a Project Manager Methodology CommunityShare success with another Project Manager. This is most important for a directive PMO. If the PMO uses resources from internal departments or de...

23 January 2008
Project Management Community
 
Online Project Management CommunityBased on this definition, the PMO can define success and present a believable success rate for the prior year.The assessment should also evaluate the key factors tha...

02 January 2008
The Benefits of Project Independence
 
The Benefits of Gaining Project IndependenceThe primary benefits of independence are: A greater chance of catching errors sooner, and correcting them at lower costs. As explained above, a lack of...

26 December 2007
Performing Project Reviews and Audits
 
Performing Project Reviews and AuditsThis learning page is designed to clarify reviews and audits, explain the role of each, and clarify the differences between them. This is necessary for several rea...

20 December 2007
PMO Types and Organizational Structure
 
PMO Types and Organizational StructureThis section explores look at two issues: the relationship between PMO types and implementation of governance; and the structure of the PMOs in an organization in...

14 December 2007
Authority in Project Management
 
Authority in Project Management ProcessAuthority to implement governance is best granted at the CEO level. It can also come from the Executive Vice-Presidential level, if all Executive VP's over a...

05 December 2007
Accountability in Project Management
 
Accountability in Project ManagementGovernance in online project management is a tool that improves corporate performance well beyond project management. MPOM™ specifically focuses on applying g...

29 November 2007
Project Management Software Governance
 
Project Management Software Governance In closing the definition of governance, it is useful to introduce these terms:Government Project Management. An organization's intentional definition o...

23 November 2007
Project Management Governance
 
Governance Project Management Governance is an organization's intentional definition of accountability. Governance is a very effective online project management tool that has developed in the last...

17 November 2007
Project Management Course - Knowledge
 
Project Management Courses - KnowledgeThe strategic reason for creating a project management tools knowledge management system is the same as the reason for creating a PMO. When an organization recogn...

11 November 2007
Project Knowledge Management
 
Project Knowledge ManagementKnowledge management grew out of data management and information management. Data management developed in the 1970s and 1980s. Methods of organizing and searching data, mos...

02 November 2007
Multiple PMO Project Office Situation
 
Multiple PMOsA company can have multiple PMOs for a number of different reasons, as addressed on the Project Management Life Cycle Page Multiple PMOs. In addition to the model's discussed there, t...

24 October 2007
A Controlling Project Management Offfice
 
A Controlling Project Management OfficeA controlling PMO focuses on the four controlling services: governance, assessments, reviews, and audits. The primary goals of the controlling PMO are:To ensure ...

17 October 2007
General Project Management PMO Services
 
General Project Management Software PMO Services A general PMO focuses on general services and seeks to standardize project management methodology, processes and tools by making them availab...

11 October 2007
Types of Project Management Offices
 
PMO TypesA Project Management Office can be categorized as one of four types, corresponding to the four types of services: General, Supportive, Controlling, and Directive. To learn more about types of...

04 October 2007
Assessing Project Management
 
Assessing Project ManagementAs discussed above, a Best Practice is the most effective and efficient way to solve a particular problem or achieve a particular result. Above, the method for defining whi...

27 September 2007
Where Project Management comes from
 
Where do Best Practices come from?Project Manager Best Practices come from four sources:Project Management Standards Organizations. For example, OPM3 identifies 600 Best Practices related to project, ...

21 September 2007
Project Best Practices
 
Project Best PracticesA Best Practice is the optimal way to do something, that is, the most effective and efficient way known. The learning pages have shown the steps from standards through capabiliti...

12 September 2007
Organizing Project Management
 
Organizing Project Management Life CycleIt is not enough to make a list of all capabilities and then develop each one. There is no single, linear list of capabilities. Capabilities need to be categori...

07 September 2007
Project Management Capabilities
 
Project Management CapabilitiesAdherence to standards may, or may not, benefit a particular company. However, steady adherence to an appropriate standard, properly applied, does benefit a company. The...

03 September 2007
The OCG Project Management Consulting Standards
 
The OCG Project Management Consulting StandardsThe British Office of Commerce and Government has released a project management standard, PRINCE2 (PRojects In Controlled Environments), and a series of ...

16 August 2007
Benefits and Goals of Project Management Assessments
 
Benefits and Goals of Project Management AssessmentsIn addition to defining the current situation, assessments can also be used to define benefits and goals by your project manager. Once appropriate s...

26 July 2007
Key Project Management Concepts
 
Key Project Management ConceptsMPOM's key concepts learning pages provide in-depth information on these topics critical to PMO successProject Planning Software and Assessment explains the methods ...

05 July 2007
Project Management Planning
 
Project Management PlanningTips and Hints:If you are a Project Manager and you are at the project planning phase in your project, then you will be ready to create a detailed project plan. But where mo...

01 January 2006
Assessment to Determine Feasibility
 
In 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 to determine the feasibility of the item. This is called a ...

01 January 2006
Project Management Acceptable Results
 
Project Management Acceptable ResultsIn the aerospace industry, acceptable results often means zero defects, because any defect threatens the safety of human life. Organizations can self-assess, impro...

01 January 2006
Project Management MPOM's
 
Project Management MPOM'sNote that the three levels – Basic, Standard, and Advanced – refer to the levels at which the PMO operates, not the levels at which project management, as a wh...



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