Category: For the PM

4 Secrets to the Best Project Plan Possible

project schedule
Statement of work.  Project budget.  Project resource plan.  Project charter.  Project communication plan.  Project schedule.  Project test plan.  Project implementation plan.  Technical project documents like the functional design document and technical design document.  All of these are put in place just to make the project manager’s life very complicated.  That isn’t true, of course, but … Continue reading "4 Secrets to the Best Project Plan Possible"

The things I’ve learnt on-boarding project managers for our PMO

onboarding PPM methodology
Our company, Project Portfolio Office (PPO), develops and provides a software as a service (SaaS) project portfolio management (PPM) application to any organisation running and managing projects. In the last 18 months, we’ve moved from being a small organisation with highly skilled and versatile individuals (who did everything, and did it well from one office) … Continue reading "The things I’ve learnt on-boarding project managers for our PMO"

Can anything be a project?

Probably.  Is it a good idea?  That depends.  Project management best practices, when applied to various efforts, usually help produce positive outcomes – sometimes making drastic differences on many engagements.  But is everything a project and can everything fit the definition of being a project?  Still not sure?  When I first became a project manager, … Continue reading "Can anything be a project?"