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PMO Issues – Does a PMO Help or Hinder?

In theory, project management offices and project managers work together to deliver value to the organization in a consistent manner. In practice, PMOs and project managers can step on each other’s toes in a clash between results and processes which create their own set of pmo issues. Here are five best practices for how the […]

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Project Management Office Example - Revised

Project Management Office Example

A recent Google search on “project management office” revealed about three quarters of a million commercial links providing consulting products, tools and expertise for PMOs. Many of these links offer methods and theories for managing PMOs, but few provide insight into an actual PMO in action. Following the first installment in this series (PMO Functions […]

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PMO Functions Explained

The PMO Form and Function The project management office (PMO) often emerges as a construct to manage the project portfolio as a company’s project management maturity increases. The PMO may sit at different levels in the organization and provide a variety of functions to a program, organization, or an enterprise. Before organizations implement a PMO, […]

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How to Calculate Earned Value in Microsoft Project 2007

In order to apply earned value to your Microsoft project plan, you will need to complete the following six tasks: Enter Resources with hourly bill rates in the Resource Sheet view Assign resources to tasks in the Gantt Entry view Save the Project Baseline Record Actual Start/Finish and Actual Work each week in the project […]

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Using Microsoft Project Fixed Duration, Fixed Work and Fixed Unit Type Fields

A lot of users have questions on MS-Project fixed work vs fixed duration fields.  This lesson focuses on the project planning phase and using the different task types to build an accurate work breakdown structure. After the project manager and other stakeholders understand the project scope, the project can be decomposed into manageable chunks and […]

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