PMO tracking project progress

PMO project monitoring and project tracking

Project monitoring and project tracking is a very important aspect of the responsibilities of a PMO.  In fact, regardless if a PMO is in place or not, project tracking must be done. Why you need project tracking and project reporting The reason for this is in order to ensure that a project is making progress…

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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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Evaluating projects

How to evaluate what projects should be stopped

Learn 6 easy to follow steps to evaluate which projects should be stopped. Includes a picture of an example project evaluation template.

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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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Business people reviewing project report

Why the project status report is a powerful tool

If you ask a number of project managers on their thoughts about project status reports, while a number will be very supportive and see the value, there will be a high number who do not!  Those who do not will probably describe status reporting as: Waste of time Takes focus from valuable delivery work Form…

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Benefit of Project Template Standardisation

Benefit of project template standardisation

A brief introduction on the benefit of standardisation when it comes to project delivery. Including how project templates can be a great time saver.

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