Executing a project book of work

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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Man capturing projects into a book of work

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

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

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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How to set up and running a project planning workshop

How to set up and run a project planning workshop

This is the 3rd post in a 4 part series on planning workshops.  Post Running a Planning Workshop with Resources Costing Less Than $100 provided and overview.  Post Preparing to Run a Planning Workshop, covered the preparation work.  This post will cover the running of the workshop. Room Set-up Before you start the workshop, you…

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Team preparingto run project planning workshop

Preparing to run a project planning workshop

The last post provided an overview of an approach that can be used to run successful project planning workshops.  This post will cover the preparation work that should be completed ahead of any workshop.  Good preparation is very important.  Just like studying for an exam, investing the time ahead of the event will ensure that…

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Running a project planning workshop

At the centre of every project there should be a plan.  This explains what activities need to be completed by when in order to meet the objectives / outcomes defined in the business case.  Having a credible plan is very important.  Knowing what needs to be completed and then tracking progress, allows the project manager…

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Planning next years projext inventory

Project inventory overview (planning next years change portfolio)

In the 3rd and 4th quarters of a year, many organisations are planning and budgeting for the coming year.  This has to include any projects so that the budget can be secured.  This post will provide an overview how to construct a project inventory. An organisation will undertake a number of change projects at the…

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Project Planning

PMO Tools – Project planning

How to set guidelines for project planning. PMO guide for defining a milestone framework.

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