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28 10, 2019

An Introduction to the New Microsoft Project Service

By |2019-10-26T13:36:16-04:00October 28th, 2019|Microsoft Project Professional, Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Project Tips, PM Solutions, PM Tools, Project Management, Project Managers, Project Online|

Overview The new Project Service, officially called Project for the web, is an offering delivered via the Microsoft Office 365 platform. It is designed for anyone and everyone, whether in a small business or a large corporation, who serve as 'occasional' or 'accidental' project managers. In almost every organization, there are employees who are [...]

30 09, 2017

Common Project Management Roadblocks – and How to Avoid Them

By |2018-06-06T11:18:58-04:00September 30th, 2017|PMO, PMO Best Practices, Project Managers, Project Portfolio Governance|

Project Management Offices (PMOs) often fail for the same reasons. Poor resource allocation, bad data, and lack of standardization can disable your PMO before it even gets off the ground. By addressing obstacles before they become issues, your PMO can not only avoid them, but it can establish a solid foundation for successful project management [...]

28 02, 2017

How to Fix a Project Site Notebook Name

By |2018-06-06T11:19:03-04:00February 28th, 2017|Microsoft Project Tips, PMO, Project Managers, Tom's Tech Talk|

When you have a project within Microsoft Project Online, one of the key benefits is that you also get a project site. Project sites are useful tools for teams to collaborate, track documents, and enforce standardized policies and procedures - amongst other things. As an administrator, you may have noticed when you create a project [...]

15 11, 2016

The Essential Metrics for a Project Manager

By |2018-06-06T11:19:06-04:00November 15th, 2016|PM Tools, PMO Dashboards, PMO Metrics, Project Managers|

The metrics that work for the PMO don’t necessarily work for the project manager. Project managers need detailed, real-time information to effectively plan, design, execute, and monitor projects. In addition, team members require personalized metrics to stay on task and on schedule. Metrics should be based on time, cost, resources, scope, quality, and action items. [...]

9 11, 2015

How Companies Can Improve Resource Management on Projects: A Three-Spoke Approach

By |2018-06-06T11:19:13-04:00November 9th, 2015|Microsoft Project Server, PM Solutions, Project Managers|

Almost all of the PMOs we meet with struggle to effectively manage resources, not just at the project level but at the portfolio level. In order to more effectively manage resources (people), organizations need to look at their resource requirements first strategically, then tactically, and finally operationally – in that order. In this blog, I’ll [...]

5 08, 2015

Am I Choosing the Correct Project Leader for My Project?

By |2018-06-06T11:19:14-04:00August 5th, 2015|Project Managers|

I am often asked by our clients, typically leaders in the Project Management Office (PMO), “How do I know if I have the right project managers to lead large-scale, organization-wide projects? I tell them it comes down to six main abilities: Ability to handle pressure Strong communications skills Discipline Foresight in seeing challenges coming Experience [...]

22 07, 2015

What Skills Do I Need to Become a Better PMO?

By |2018-06-06T11:19:14-04:00July 22nd, 2015|Project Managers|

When I think about the top project managers I’ve worked with, I reflect back on the role the Project Management Office (PMO) can have on their career development. There are four things the PMO can do to help its project managers get stronger. They are: Demonstrate leadership throughout the organization Offer them multiple and varied [...]

24 06, 2015

Are My Project Managers Strong Project Leaders?

By |2018-06-06T11:19:15-04:00June 24th, 2015|PPM, Project Managers|

When I reflect back on the skills that top, cream of the crop, project managers have in common, it comes down to three. I’m talking about the top 5%, the handful of project managers that I’d trust to lead the largest organizational projects out there. These project managers would be on the Mount Rushmore of [...]

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