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Portfolio Management

November 1 2019

While project managers are focused on “getting the project done right” Portfolio Managers must focus on “getting the right projects done”.  This places the role of the Portfolio Manager in a very key position that helps drive strategy in an …

The Right Project Management Template Does Make a Difference

April 29 2019

With a project management template to use, a business manager has a pre-formatted document to start any project with. This is a vital tool to utilize that will help streamline the process. The advantages of this are evident as the …

Zombie PMOs…don’t be that guy.

March 6 2019

For several years now the phrase ‘Zombie PMO’ has been used to describe a PMO organization that is barely alive — more focused on mundane self-serving practices than delivering business value.  Be sure that well before the ‘Zombie’ reference was …

Be Proactive Managing a Project with Unrealistic Budget

February 20 2019

If you are a project manager dealing with what you perceive to be an unrealistic budget, the first thing you will want to do is discuss this with your sponsor to see if there are any factors that are driving

Using Project Management Templates to Develop Documents

December 27 2018

It has been shown that using project management templates to develop and document a project plan saves time and money. This is attributed to their ease of use and thoroughness of how they were prepared.

When deciding on which set …

Is Governance helping you or slowing you down ?

December 5 2018

We’ve worked with many organizations that have put in place some fairly mature project management processes and implemented what they call ‘Governance’. While we 100% support the practice of providing a defined process around project, program and portfolio management we …

Project Management Life Cycle

November 6 2018

Project Management Life Cycle

…Avoiding confusion with Project Life Cycle

 

Project Management Life Cycle vs Project Life Cycle

Unfortunately, I’ve seen many cases where these two are used interchangeably without acknowledging that they are truly two different and distinct …

Basics of Procurement

September 8 2018

Basics of Procurement

Procurement refers to obtaining goods and services from outside companies. This specifically refers to vendors and suppliers. It does not refer to other internal organizations within your own company. (For the purposes of this discussion, “purchasing” and