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Differences Between a Traditional and Business-focussed Project Management Office (PMO)

A guide to the differences between Traditional and Business Focused Project Management Offices (PMO’s).

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Agile Governance

Agile Governance

A quick guide to Agile Governance and the steps you can take to align an Agile Project to the overall governance required by your organisation.

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Project governance guide

Guide to project governance

Project Governance is not project management.  It is the higher-level framework inside an organization to measure and manage projects. Some organizations will have an established Project Management Office (PMO), which may define a governance framework for projects  What does a project governance framework look like?   Start simple, each project governance model should require the following:…

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Project RACI Matrix Template

In the post, How to create and use a project RACI matrix, this provided a general overview and how to use a project RACI matrix. This post is going to build on this by providing information on how you can create your own project RACI matrix. What tool to use to create the RACI template?…

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How create and use a project RACI Matrix

Project teams are often formed by people from various parts of an organization, from outside organizations and customers. Although the project manager has responsibility for the project delivery and leading the project team, they likely are not the manager or supervisor of the team members.  This can make dealing with people issues, such as; time-off,…

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More tips to help your project steering committee to go well!

In the article How to prepare for a project steering committee, I provided some simple tips to help ensure that your project SteerCo goes well.  This is a follow up to this providing some additional ideas that will help even further. The ideas are not ground breaking (like most of the techniques that assist good…

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How to prepare for a project steering committee

If you are managing a project, it is a high probability that you will have a regular project steering committee (sometimes known as SteerCo), to provide governance and direction.  It might be that your project is governed in a programme so the SteerCo will be at the programme level.  Either way, your project will (must)…

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Writing a Project Initiation Document (PID)

The recent post Overview of Project Initiation Document (PID) provided a high level understanding of the PID including what it is?, why it is used? and what should be included? This post will expand on this and go into more detail on what should typically be included in the different sections of a PID. General…

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Overview of Project Initiation Document (PID)

Over the next couple of posts I want to cover the topic of project initiation. It is good practice for an organisation to have a structured mechanism for the proposal and authorisation of projects.  One of the common tools used to manage this is the Project Initiation Document (PID). What is a PID? The PID…

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PMO meaning

I am a firm believer that we are all far more intelligent than we think.  What I mean is that we all know more than we realise and because of this, what is obvious to one person, is a revelation to someone who does not know.  This is what I refer to as “learned knowledge”.…

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