Planning onboard of project resources

5 tips to help prepare for adding new project resources

Over the past couple of articles, the focus has been on the actions that can be taken to prepare budgets and be ready for the coming project year. This is important as most organisations work on an annual budgeting cycle.  This means that a PMO or project manager only has 12 months to mobilise and…

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Important to mentor project team members

Tips to keep your permanent project resources happy

In the last post, Tips to keep your contract project resources happy, it covered the important, and often overlooked subject, of making sure you take care of the contract staff who work on your project teams.  To complete the picture, this post is going to cover some of the important considerations for permanent project team…

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Project team working together

Tips to keep your contract project resources happy!

In the blog post, “What is the number 1 PMO tool?“, I covered why people are the most important PMO and project asset.  The reason being that without people (resources), the project activities will just not get completed! Now we could have a debate on the development in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  On…

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Top PMO Tool

What is the “Number 1” PMO tool?

So, if I was to ask you what is the number one, must have, PMO tool?  What would your answer be? Project templates? MS Project / Clarity? Project methodology? Something else? These are all good answers.  However, they are not THE ANSWER.  The number one, must have, can not do without PMO tool is…………..People! A…

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PMO induction meeting

PMO Induction – What to include in the pack

Following on from the post that provided and introduction to the PMO Induction process.  This post will build on this by going into more detail of what components should be included within a PMO Induction pack. PMO Induction Pack This is typically a presentation that provides all of the information that a new recruit will…

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New employee going through PMO induction

PMO Induction Process Overview

The most important ingredient to a project or PMO is the people.  Without the right mix and number of resources, the project will not be a success. It is because of this, many organisations invest a lot of time and effort in identifying, interviewing and recruiting the right resources for the task.  It can often…

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PMO set-up: Guide to manual project resource management process

I was recently asked for guidance on how to set-up a resource demand / supply management for a PMO.  The case in question was starting with no resource planning tools and wanted to be able to assess what projects could be delivered in parallel with a fixed supply of resource. Clearly defining the resource requirement…

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PMO tools – resourcing

Project resourcing, like project benefit management, is probably one of the most important aspects in order to make a project successful. If you stop to think, the key component to making a project happen is the people.  In fact, it is usual for most of the project costs to relate to resource costs.  I have…

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