Developing talent, establishing processes and tools, promoting collaboration, and collecting and delivering data to support project,-program-portfolio efforts.
Case studies, research, best practices, lessons learned, insights and advice.
Project selection is a widespread challenge that requires a single point of accountability — ideally, a strategic project management office — that can provide the infrastructure and information support necessary to execute a ‘whole portfolio’ approach that is flexible and adaptable to ever-changing needs.
You already know there is no 'one type fits all' when it comes to a project management office. But does your PMO have a type at all? Does it attempt to do too little or too much? Or is it hemmed in by your organization’s oversight or lack of project portfolio management maturity?
Technical competency is not enough in a complex, competitive global marketplace. Project and program managers need leadership and business intelligence skills that support the strategic objectives of their organizations, says Nicholas Errico, author of a field guide that presents a fresh perspective to delivering value.
Project success rates have climbed and waste has fallen significantly as more organizations develop technical and leadership skills, establish project management offices to align vision with execution, and adopt agile approaches, according to Project Management Institute's latest Pulse of the Profession report.
Practical, applicable checklists, guidelines, frameworks, templates and tools.
Change management requires continuous communication, active sponsorship, stakeholder buy-in and tailored training. Project leaders can use this spreadsheet-based assessment tool to evaluate their organization's change readiness and to provide guidance on better preparing for change initiatives.
Do your change initiatives create high levels of uncertainty, frustration and wasted effort? Is the human side of change valued through coaching, communication and recognition? This review template can help executives, project/program managers and implementation teams evaluate the effectiveness of change leadership in their organization.
When assessing and comparing technology solutions to support your project management efforts, a wide range of potential features must be weighted and rated, along with vendor fit and cost. Use and customize this software evaluation matrix to guide your selection process.
Project management offices often face skepticism, misunderstanding or resistance, especially new or restructured ones. Here is a PowerPoint presentation template that PMO leaders can use to educate the larger organization about their purpose, scope and key functions. It can be tailored, customized and reused according to your PMO's specific structure, mandate and needs.
Thought-leaders and practitioners share their experiences and techniques.
Some organizations have the latest and greatest software for prioritizing projects; some don’t. A project management veteran who helped start her credit card company’s PMO from scratch shares her experiences in meeting the challenges. [8 min.]
Two seasoned project management professionals share their real-world insights on 1) how to create a project management office to develop and instill a consistent project management approach, and 2) the role of project portfolio management in maintaining a successful PMO. [17 min.]