PMO Maturity Assessment Framework

Launch: PMO Maturity Assessment Framework inc Templates

The last 5 posts covered the topic of Project Management Office (PMO) maturity.  This mini series covered the required steps to set-up and execute a PMO maturity assessment so that the current and target level of maturity can be determined.  Then with this information, the approach to identify the gaps and then create an action…

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PMO Tools Handbook

A Project Management Office, will invest a lot of time and effort creating standardised templates and processes.  The reason being that this should help improve the quality and consistency of how each project is executed.  It also should mean that project data can be quickly and efficiently consolidated to produce meaningful reporting and management information…

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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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PMO Business Case Review Checklist (plus free template checklist download)

For any project to have a chance for success, it is important to start with a solid foundation. A key part of this is to have a robust business case that has been agreed, and signed off by the sponsor(s). For more information on why this is important view post 5 reasons why a project…

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Basic PMO Templates

Perhaps a better title for this article would be “Core PMO Templates” meaning, the ones that should be used to form the basis on any good project management office! This post will cover a popular question, namely what basic PMO templates are needed to support a project management office?  The reason for this question is…

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Beware of perfection when developing project templates

This article will share some thoughts on why as a PMO it is important to be mindful of not allowing perfection to impede progress.  While the principles will be in respect of developing project and PMO templates, the concept can equally be applied to many other areas. Challenge to developing project templates An important role…

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PMO Templates

One of the aims of a PMO is to standardize tools and processes.  One of the core ways that this can be achieved is through the design and implementation of PMO Templates.  This post provides an overview. What are PMO Templates? A template is defined as being a “pattern or gauge” or “used as a…

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More PMO template design tips

The recent blog post about pmo template design included guidance on designing templates.  However, there are some additional tips that are worth considering so as to avoid mistakes that could impede the benefits of the templates. Use of Macro’s and complex formulas Our good friends at Microsoft have done a fantastic job of delivering a…

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5 tips on PMO template design

PMO templates are the core tools used by most project management office’s. A number of processes need to be implemented to capture, analyse and monitor data and the mechanism for the standard capture is usually templates. This post will share 5 tips that will help when it comes to designing templates so as to ensure…

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What is the difference between project and PMO templates?

If you search the Internet you will see a number of websites that feature project templates, PMO templates or both.  You may find that a page is titled PMO Templates, however upon visiting the page it then contains project templates.  Other descriptions seen maybe PMO Project Templates.  This can be very confusing, especially to someone…

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