Conducting PMO lessons learned review

Project and PMO lessons learned overview

If all goes well, a project should eventually come to an end, hopefully with a positive outcome.  However, even though all the project deliverables are complete and the product, process, platform, etc is now handed over into business as usual, there is still a very important project tasks to be completed before the project can…

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First week in a new PMO role

First week in a PMO role

The last few posts, have been focusing on the move from one PMO role to a new PMO role.  To build on this, this post will spend some time considering some of the Do’s and Don’t for the first week in the new PMO role. Build understanding If the role is in a new organisation…

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Taking on a new PMO role

The last post, PMO Handover Plan, covered the importance and key elements of transferring the running of the PMO when you are in the process of moving to a new role.  Therefore, it is logical to cover the steps to take when you take-on a new PMO role. Overview of PMO Make sure you have…

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PMO handover plan

It is highly likely that at some part of your career, you will decide to move roles (either internally or externally).   While you will be very excited and focused on what the new opportunity will bring, you will also need to consider how you will complete a seamless handover of your current role.  In this…

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PMO project dashboard

At times it can be very confusing about the definition and purpose of the many tools and templates used in project management.  Therefore, building on the last post that covered PMO Reporting Framework, this post will cover the PMO Project Dashboard. What is a PMO Project Dashboard? This is typically a summary of all of…

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PMO Reporting Framework

A very important role of a project management office is to provide visibility of the status of all projects for which it has oversight.  This is typically achieved through the mechanism of a PMO reporting framework. This information is often used to update many stakeholders, many who will hold senior management positions.  Therefore, it very…

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Example questions and answers for a PMO role

The last post, covered the typical challenges to someone trying to secure a project management role and actions to take to address the challenges, view blog post.  If you have tailored your CV and it has passed the HR filter, you hopefully will have secured an interview.  This is great news.  Now it is important…

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Action you can take to secure a role in a PMO

It is becoming more popular to look from a career working within project management office’s (PMO’s).  However, it can be difficult for those working outside of this vocation to secure a role.  This article aims to help by providing insights to the challenges and how they can be addressed. Typical challenges This can be a…

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Project management office deployment checklist

In order to deploy / implement a project management office, you need to have a structured approach to ensure that all the right steps are completed when required.  If not there is a risk that an important step will be missed that will then impact the roll-out of the PMO.  Not the first impression you…

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What is the difference between project and PMO templates?

If you search the Internet you will see a number of websites that feature project templates, PMO templates or both.  You may find that a page is titled PMO Templates, however upon visiting the page it then contains project templates.  Other descriptions seen maybe PMO Project Templates.  This can be very confusing, especially to someone…

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