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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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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Project Milestone Reporting Routine

The last couple of posts focused on how the correct use of project milestones can help tell the story of the project.  This has the added benefit that the sponsor and stakeholders will have confidence that the correct progress is being made.  Take a look at Project Milestones: Using Outcomes to Tell the Story and…

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Guide to project milestone levelling

The last post provided a useful overview of how identifying the correct milestones and making sure that they are written using outcomes, allows for the story to be told to sponsors and senior management.  You can read the post, Using Outcomes to Tell the Story, by clicking the link. The first step in the process…

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Project Milestones: Using outcomes to tell the story (inc FREE Template Download)

Project planning can be a difficult process, especially in the early stages when the analysis and business requirements have not been completed.  Therefore, it is little surprise that most project managers are happy, even relieved, when they have a first draft plan. However, in many cases what was captured as the original name / description…

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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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Capturing projects into a book of work

In the last post, Overview of a Project Book of Work (BoW), it covered what is a BoW, why you need one and the important data items that need to be captured. This information allows a template to be designed to capture the projects. This is the second post in the series and will cover…

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Building a project book of work

When an organisation is making plans for the coming year (or even years), this will inevitably result in a number of change projects.  Each project having the objective to implement part of the overall strategy. It is therefore important that an organisation has visibility of all of the current and planned projects.  Otherwise there is…

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Post Project Planning Workshop Activities

This is the final post in the 4 part series of project planning workshops.  It covers the activities after the workshop has been completed.  These activities are important to fully realise the benefits of the session. Write Up The first activity is to capture all of the information from the workshop into electronic format: Timeline…

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