PMO's reviewing capacity flow chart

Choosing the right resource capacity management software for your PMO

A guide to PMO Capacity Management software. How it can help optimise the use of resources and different packages that are available.

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Project Manager working out sprint budget

Agile Budgeting: Sprint Budget and Costs

Overview of the 6 steps involved in Agile Budgeting so that you can calculate your Sprint Budgets and Costs.

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How to create a project WBS

How to create a project work breakdown structure (WBS)

Definition The project work breakdown structure (WBS) does exactly as it says on the tin. A large project is broken down into smaller deliverables or milestones, allowing them to be evaluated and assigned to teams or individuals more easily. Why it is used There are many benefits to breaking a project down into smaller, more…

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Overview of critical path method for project management

Overview of Critical Path Method (CPM) in project management

One of the most important concepts in Project Management, the Critical Path Method (CPM) can be traced back to the Manhattan Project in the 1940’s. The size and importance of this project meant that there was great pressure to deliver results on time. CPM was devised as a result of this. What is CPM? CPM…

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planning a project

Why you should not plan your projects on 8-hours days!

One of the early tasks within any project is to construct a project plan.  The plan should inform how long the project will take, how many resources are required and ultimately the cost of the project. This is important as it means the sponsor should then be able to make an informed decision if the…

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Are you ready for 2018?

It is now 2 weeks until the end of 2017 and the start of 2018.  Perhaps like me, you have reflected on what you have achieved this year and reviewed against what you had hoped to achieve.  You can see my thoughts on progress in 2017 in my post PM Majik End of Year Review…

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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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