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6 Steps to a Successful Project Management Office

Assume you’ve been given the task of organizing a PMO for your organization. Where do you start?

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Tactical Project Management Community of Practice

Tactical Project Management Community of Practice

A few years ago, I worked for a company that sponsored a formal community of practice to promote lessons learned, best practices and improve the practice of project management. The experience was an awesome one as project managers across the company came together to share real world techniques to help each other’s projects to improve. […]

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Establish a Project Management Community of Practice

Establishing a project management community of practice (COP) requires a modest amount of effort, but if you follow these steps, you’ll have your first community of practice meeting within a few weeks. The steps are neither complex nor time-consuming, but they do require some planning to ensure a successful community of practice launch.   Step […]

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Too Many Project Management Templates

Does your project management methodology hinder rather than enable project delivery? At first glance, this question may offend rather than provoke critical thought. After all, a PM methodology is supposed to ensure work is completed using a disciplined, proven set of processes to ensure consistent and reliable project results. If a PM methodology is supposed […]

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Promoting the Project Management Office

New project management offices often face skepticism and outright resistance, especially in organizations lacking project management maturity. Here are five actions that emerging PMOs should take to communicate their purpose and functions, and a downloadable template to get started. As a project management office is established, change management, communication and marketing efforts are required to […]

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