PM Majik annual report 2017

PM Majik 2017 End of Year Summary

Over the last couple of posts I have discussed the importance of highlighting the successes of the year.  Achievements from earlier in the year (Q1, Q2, etc) can easily be forgotten.  This started me thinking on all that has happened in respect of www.pmmajik.com in 2017.  So I thought it would be good to reflect…

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A guide to creating a PMO end of year report

Simple guide to creating a PMO end of year report

The end of the year is the natural time to reflect on what has been achieved and what are the plans / aspirations for the coming year.  The article, What does your PMO end of year report look like? raised the importance of capturing the achievements for the year. This post is going to build…

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Using a project roadmap to review status

6 ways to use a project roadmap

If you have been following the latest series of posts on Project Roadmaps, you should now have: A good overview of project roadmaps Know how to create a project roadmap How to design an effective project roadmap Now, designing a project dashboard is all well and good.  The BIG question is “what to do with…

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Example of simple project roadmap

Project roadmap design tips

In the last post, it covered the steps required to define the data and create a project roadmap.  Unfortunately accurate data is only part of the story.  You can have the best information available and an important message.  However, if the design is not good, making the data difficult to understand or, even worse, it…

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Example of a project roadmap

How to create a project roadmap

The last post provided an overview of Project Roadmaps and why they are a very useful tool.  This post is going to provide an easy to follow guide on how to create a project roadmap. Roadmap Tool / Software While there are many good tools for creating project roadmaps, the good news is that it…

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Team creating project roadmap

Overview of Project and Programme Roadmaps

A project or programme is created due to a specific need to achieve an outcome.  The outcome is the purpose, the need, the objective that needs to be met. Projects can take many forms from simple fixes / enhancements to existing processes / platforms or the implementation of something new and innovative. In all cases…

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Do not let perception kill your project or PMO

How to stop perception killing your project or PMO!

If you have worked in change.  Run a project.  Managed a PMO; you will be fully aware that it is not an easy job!  Managing and implementing change is hard, partly due to the fact that most humans do not like change and will do all they can in order to maintain the status quo.…

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Planning onboard of project resources

5 tips to help prepare for adding new project resources

Over the past couple of articles, the focus has been on the actions that can be taken to prepare budgets and be ready for the coming project year. This is important as most organisations work on an annual budgeting cycle.  This means that a PMO or project manager only has 12 months to mobilise and…

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Project team prioritising using forced rankings

Project Prioritisation: Using forced rankings

Following on from the last post, Overview on securing continued project funding.  In this post I want to cover the tool that a PMO or organisation can use to help prioritise project demand when the demand far exceeds the supply and / or budget. Challenge – too much project demand Not unless you work for…

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Securing continued project funding

Overview: Securing continued project funding

This post is going to cover the important topic of continued project funding.  While a lot of effort goes into preparing the original business case and securing the original budget, the reality is that this is only the first budget approval of many over the life time of a project. The Project Funding Challenge It…

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