Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Way to Build A PMO Dashboard
What you learn in project management training is how to build and manage a project. When your firm manages multiple projects, you want visibility on all of them.
Take our project management training in Seattle and online and you'll also get a quick demonstration of how SharePoint can be used to create an inexpensive multi-project dashboard that builds good project management habits.
Microsoft Project Users Group is featuring our training on this important topic: Manage Projects on SharePoint.
Project Management Software - Where Do We Start With Requirements?
During a very interesting meeting with local HR project leaders, they talked about which project management software would help them and whether a program management tool that provided multi-project resource visibility was really useful.
The CHRO was adamant that the real requirement was delivering great projects, on time, to their internal customers. She really had no use for a multi-project resource modeling tool. But I asked the HR leaders responsible for delivering the projects whether they needed that view - and the agreement was unanimous.
One of the most common questions in project management training is "which tool is best?" The answer has to do with what problem you are trying to solve.
The PMO Needs to Take a Stand On PMP Certification
PMP Certification is popular and requires 35 hours of project management training before you can sit for the exam.
PMP certification doesn't make sense for every person who leads a project. It is best for people who have committed to a career in project management. And even organizations that are strongly project-driven have opted not to value the PMP certification, choosing instead to promote project management training that builds skills and is aligned with their own processes.
The PMO should be an active participant in this ongoing discussion about the value and proper place the PMP certification holds in an organization. This video from www.pmi.org adds a personal perspective.