Small Projects Use A Small PMO
The principles learned in project management training apply to a wide variety of projects. But the real trick is to select the techniques that apply to your projects while ignoring those that don't.
Jigs Gaton writes in the Microsoft Project User Group about a PMO-in-a-box that is relatively inexpensive and appropriate for one project at a time. (Read his comments here.)
Whether you are in Seattle, attending our project management training, or in Nepal, working with Mr. Gaton to rebuild after their earth quakes, the wisdom is always the same: "Enough PM to benefit the project, but no more."
The goal is not rigorous project management, the goal is effective projects.
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.
Setting up a PMO? Beware of the Classic Mistakes
There is more than one way to succeed at improving project management, but nearly every success story includes someone or some organizational entity that takes responsibility for the project management process, project management training, project management software and ongoing project selection and oversight activities. It doesn't have to be a PMO (Project Management Office) although that is the most common approach.