Project Metrics

The importance of the project metrics journey

When implementing project or programme metrics, you must take the stakeholders on the journey to understand how and why the metrics have been developed.

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Dimensions project metric

The 5 dimensions needed for a project metric

It is important to measure the correct data points when tracking a project. Learn the 5 dimensions you need to define a great project metric.

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Project metrics

How to define a process for project metrics and outcomes

Tracking project metrics is important. Learn the steps for defining and implementing a process to track outcomes.

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Track project outcomes

Why you must track project outcomes!

This article explains why every project must track good outcomes. The use of sensible, robust metrics is important for maintaining credibility.

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Whiteboard asking what is a PMO?

What is a project management office (PMO)?

A very popular question is, “What is a PMO – a project management office?”.  The reason for this is, despite the growing popularity over the last 10 to 15 years, there are still many in project and senior management who do not understand what they are or the benefits they provide. Due to this, it…

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Project business case

5 reasons why a project should have a business case

Learn the 5 reasons why every project should have a signed-off business case. Easy to follow guide.

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Stop making mistakes on project dashboards

8 mistakes to avoid on project reports and dashboards

A report or dashboard is only as good as the information it provides.  If it does not help the person reading the report, it will be seen as unhelpful and probably will not be used.  This means that it is a waste of time and effort for those reporting the report.  Likewise it creates the…

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Project Dependencies on Plan

Project management tools – dependency management

Dependency management is a very important discipline for a project manager.  It is the “D” in RAIDs management. What is a dependency? In simple terms, a dependency is where a task, milestone or activity is dependent on another task or milestone being completed before it can start or be completed. It is possible for a…

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Project risk, issue and assumption management

For any project it is important for the project manager to capture and manage all of the risk, assumptions, issues and dependencies (known as RAID management) for the project they are running. If they do not then they are not doing their job properly. At this point it is worth clarifying the difference between an…

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Project status report

5 things you need on a project status report

A good project manager knows that the project status report is a great tool to communicate to senior stakeholders.  Given the benefit, it is important that the project manager maximises the impact. You organisation may or may not have a standard format for the report.  Either way, there are 5 things that you must communicate.…

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