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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PMO meeting agenda

A good PMO meeting agenda will help fill the empty seat at the regular PMO meeting! If you are managing a PMO with a number of work streams, it is highly likely that you will be holding a regular meeting with the project managers and members of the PMO (tip: if you are not, you…

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PMO tips – motivating your PMO team

Working in a PMO can be a very challenging role. On one side you have the stakeholders making demands for information and explanations, on the other you have the project teams responsible for providing the data inputs. The stakeholders usually expect their requests to be serviced immediately. The project teams can be very difficult, not…

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PMO Contact list

It is often the simple ideas that can turn out to be the most useful, specifically a PMO and / or project contact list. It is a fact that it is the people that make a project successful (or not).  While skills and ability are very important, it is probably even more critical for success…

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PMO tips – Importance of meeting logistics

This may appear to be a strange topic to cover in a post.  However, if you stop to think, a meeting has usually been organised for a very good reason (if not do not hold the meeting).  It involves a number of people giving up valuable time which is a cost to an organisation.  Some…

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PMO tools – project communication

Project communication is so often overlooked as part of the project and PMO planning mobilisation process. When you stop to think, the success of a project is based on a number of people working together to deliver a common goal.  In order for them to be effective, it is critical that they communicate.  Unfortunately many…

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