PMO Maturity Action Plan Register

PMO Maturity: Identifying improvements and creating action plan

This is part 4 in the series of posts about how to complete a PMO Maturity Assessment so as to identify areas of improvement for your PMO.  The objective being to improve the maturity of your PMO. The last 3 posts covered:  Understand the current maturity of your PMO  Guide to plotting the current maturity…

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Example of current V target PMO maturity level report

PMO Maturity: Capturing the desired / target maturity level for your PMO

This is the 3rd post in the the 4 part series that is covering the concept of PMO maturity.  The previous posts being: Understand the current maturity of your PMO Guide to plotting the current maturity of your PMO This post is going to cover how you set about, capture and plot the desired /…

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Example of PMO Maturity Dashboard

PMO Maturity – Guide to plotting the level of your PMO maturity

This is the 2nd post in the 4 part series covering the steps involved in measuring and improving the maturity of your PMO. The last post covered Understanding the current level of PMO maturity.  The primary focus being on the approach and tools for data capture so as to be able to complete the assessment.…

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PMO Maturity Data Capture Template

PMO Maturity: – Understand the current maturity of your PMO

In the last post, I covered an overview of how to assess the maturity of your PMO. The reason being that by understanding the current maturity level of your PMO and the desired / required level, this allows you to identify areas for improvement and pro-actively improve. Over the next 4 posts I want to…

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PMO maturity model by PM Majik

Overview of project management office (PMO) maturity model

If you are involved in setting up or running a project management office there comes the point when you have implemented the PMO and you move into business as usual (BAU).  Now after all the hard effort to set-up the PMO you may think that you are “done”.  However, the reality is the journey has…

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How to avoid unhappy project meeting attendees

Are your project meetings suffering due to these silly mistakes?

As we head in to the Easter holiday period, I wanted to share some quick and simple tips that can make a big difference if your project meeting, steering committee, etc. is a success or not.   Have you ever had a situation where what you thought would be a simple project meeting ended up…

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Agile: Simple guide to creating a project burn-down chart

Over the last few posts, I have been covering the reporting challenges for a PMO when the Agile project methodology is being used.  One of the popular ways of representing progress being the use of project burn-down charts.   In this post I want to provide a simple guide to how you can build a…

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The Project Burn-down Chart Roller Coaster

Agile: Project Burn-Down Chart Overview

A popular method of reporting progress when using Agile Project Management is the use of burn-down charts. Wikipedia defines a burn-down chart as: “A burn down chart is a graphical representation of work left to do versus time. The outstanding work (or backlog) is often on the vertical axis, with time along the horizontal.  This…

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Example of project sprint burn down chart

3 actions a PMO can take to help solve “double work agile”

In the post, PMO – the agile reporting challenge, I raised the problem a PMO faces when an organisation moves to agile, especially when there is a mix of waterfall and agile projects.  Somehow there needs to be a way for the PMO to pull together a consolidated, harmonised view that can be used for…

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What a PMO can learn from a fish tank

What can a marine fish tank teach the PMO?

I would like to start by sharing a story about one of my hobbies, keeping marine tropical fish.   My wife and I had gone into a local pet store to collect some pet food.  Like so many times before we had a look round the store, which included the fish section.  The store had…

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