Top Five Skill Areas for a PMO Analyst

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A PMO Analyst is someone who works within a PMO (Project, Programme or Portfolio Management Office) and is considered to be more experienced than a Project Support Officer. The roles have similarities – they are both supporting project management within an organisation and the PMO Analyst will have similar skill ...

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The PMO Business Case

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I had the opportunity to speak at an IT conference in Europe on the topic of the “PMO Business Case”.  Recognising it is always dangerous to assume who the audience is and their experiences I prepared a presentation on the basis of exploring some of the challenges of gaining organisational ...

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The 4 Big Issues In Project Management Today

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Every so often project management goes through a phase where certain big issues pop out and you see them discussed everywhere. A while back it was project management offices. In the past I’ve noticed ongoing debates about benefits, ethics, processes, stakeholder management and so on. They are the sort of ...

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How To Build A Project Scorecard

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  A balanced scorecard is a way to monitor progress against a set of key, agreed measures. Companies typically have goals to focus on each year, such as revenue growth or health and safety targets. It’s called a balanced scorecard because there are different measures on it and the company ...

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5 Tips for Project Documentation

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  Whether it’s a statement of work, a business case or project requirements, there are lots of documents produced by projects. And it falls to the project manager to produce most of them, or at least oversee and co-ordinate their production. Documents are mainly used for communicating: upwards to senior ...

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Top 3 “reductions” from one-to-one coaching

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  Choosing the right strategy to develop key business skills for employees is notoriously challenging, and it seems that every time we visit LinkedIn or open a business magazine, the range of development options available has changed again. What was just recently the “next big thing” quickly becomes old news ...

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Monetising the PMO

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  A PMO costs! It is obvious; there is the money to staff and to run the PMO together with any incurred operational expenses and systems investments and, when the PMO interfaces with other parts of the organisation – as it should, there is associated cost to that time and ...

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The Essential Hallmarks of a Project Leader

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  What makes a good project manager? What makes a great project leader? In this guest post, Martin Webster shares what he believes are four essential hallmarks of a project leader, and introduces some critical skills, thinking and behaviours for leading projects. By and large it is our failures that ...

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Recognising 5 Early Project Warning Signs

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We see warning signs every day, such as “Wet Paint” or “Do Not Enter.” Such signs are common reminders to be careful. The earlier we heed their advice, the better off we’ll be because time is a resource when it comes to dealing with warning signs. For example, when asked ...

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The Project Manager and Sustainability through Project Management

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As Project Managers we are in a unique position to ensure that the sustainability of our environment, in a multitude of areas is addressed by deploying an organization’s strategy on sustainability through project management. It is increasingly evident that individuals and corporations are becoming more aware of the need to ...

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