PMO set-up: Guide to manual project resource management process

I was recently asked for guidance on how to set-up a resource demand / supply management for a PMO.  The case in question was starting with no resource planning tools and wanted to be able to assess what projects could be delivered in parallel with a fixed supply of resource. Clearly defining the resource requirement…

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PMO Tools Handbook

A Project Management Office, will invest a lot of time and effort creating standardised templates and processes.  The reason being that this should help improve the quality and consistency of how each project is executed.  It also should mean that project data can be quickly and efficiently consolidated to produce meaningful reporting and management information…

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Project Book of Work Template Download

Over the last 3 posts, the topic of capturing and mobilising a Project Book of Work have been covered.  To conclude this series, I am pleased to announce that this post provides a Project Book of Work Template that you can download for free as part of this post! Overview The Project Book of Work…

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Executing a project book of work

The last posts covered an Overview of a Project Book of Work and how to Capture the Projects for a Book of Work.  So following these steps will mean that you have a consolidated, signed-off list of the projects that need to be executed.  Now comes the more difficult step of executing the book of…

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PMO planning of next years projects

It is now part way through October at the time of writing this post, otherwise known as the Quarter 4 (Q4). This is the time many projects managers and sponsors have a reality check as there is only 2.5 months, well 2 months if you take out the Christmas break, to deliver. However, while it…

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