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20 03, 2018

The Constant PMO Struggle: Resource Management

By | 2018-06-06T11:18:53+00:00 March 20th, 2018|PMO Best Practices, PPM Resource Managers, Resource Management|

For those who work within a Project Management Office (PMO), resource management is a constant struggle. Deadlines often pass without deliverables because teams lack who and what they need – when they need it. It may feel like there are too many projects and not enough people, but in reality, the problem may simply stem [...]

27 12, 2016

The Root Causes of PMO Metrics Failures

By | 2018-06-06T11:19:05+00:00 December 27th, 2016|PM Tools, PMO Metrics, Project Metrics|

When trying to measure the efficiency and success of your project, each step of the Performance Measurement Process lifecycle presents challenges. Strategic metrics from the beginning of the lifecycle are often hard to measure, while more tactical metrics at the end of it are either not trusted or misapplied. It’s important to understand the reason [...]

9 11, 2015

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

By | 2018-06-06T11:19:13+00:00 November 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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 [...]

8 07, 2015

Develop Data-Driven Project Management Reports to Make Better Business Decisions

By | 2018-06-06T11:19:14+00:00 July 8th, 2015|PPM, Project Reporting|

Project managers need data-driven reports from their PPM solution to help them make better business decisions. I hear that in almost every conversation I have with PMOs. If the PPM solution cannot present the right data to produce the right reports, its value is significantly limited. Part of the challenge is that you will have [...]

24 06, 2015

Are My Project Managers Strong Project Leaders?

By | 2018-06-06T11:19:15+00:00 June 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 [...]

10 06, 2015

The Difference Between Project Management Tools and Solutions

By | 2018-06-06T11:19:15+00:00 June 10th, 2015|PM Solutions, PM Tools|

I am often asked by project management officers (PMO) to explain the difference between a project management (PM) tool and a PM solution. I love the question because it means that they are looking to get more out of their automated project management software investment in order to better manage their projects. And better management [...]

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