Planning next years projext inventory

Project inventory overview (planning next years change portfolio)

In the 3rd and 4th quarters of a year, many organisations are planning and budgeting for the coming year.  This has to include any projects so that the budget can be secured.  This post will provide an overview how to construct a project inventory. An organisation will undertake a number of change projects at the…

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Project closure review

Project close review

The last 3 posts have explored the different aspects of project reviews and how they can be used to improve the delivery of change. This post will cover the dimensions of a review and the types of question to ask. Lessons Learned Template The actual lessons learned template should have a logical structure that covers…

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Conducting a project close review

Project review at close of project

The last couple of posts have been covering the topic of project reviews and how the output can help improve the outcomes of other projects across an organisation (or even later phases of the same project).  When to conduct a lessons learned review focused on the different points where you can conduct a review.  By…

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Project team deciding when to run a lessons learned review

When to conduct a project lessons learned review

The last post, Project and PMO Lessons Learned Overview, provided an overview of the project lessons learned review process.  This post and future posts will go into more detail on the different aspects of the process.  I also would like to state that I will highlight where there are differences with PMO lessons learned.  However,…

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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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