Every PMO Must Address Multi-Project Resource Visibility
By the time you have a Project Management Office, there are many projects floating around your organization. And with many projects, comes the challenge of over-allocation of key people across multiple projects.
In Versatile's project management training in Seattle, online, and onsite, we explain how to resource load a project. This process can become magnified in difficulty as more and more projects are added.
Add enough projects and you'll have the classic resource traffic jam. Project management training won't solve this problem. You need a powerful tool like Microsoft Project Online or Microsoft Project Server. Fortunately, Versatile's Microsoft Project training gives you a glimpse of how Microsoft Project easily makes the solution visible. Check out the many resources that Microsoft Project Users Group has to help you solve this problem.
Keep Your Project Management Standards Simple and Practical.
Building good project management habits requires standards. But standards need to make it easier to manage projects, not more difficult.
Eric Uyttewaal offers some very practical guidelines on using Microsoft Project. He should know. He has delivered Microsoft Project training for decades.
Versatile provides Microsoft Project Training in Seattle, online, and onsite. We agree with Eric. Keep it practical. Success comes from discipline, not complexity.
Every Industry Uses Project Management. But In Their Own Way.
The science of project management stays constant. The key topics you've seen in project management training over the past thirty years have not changed dramatically. Even the PMBOK hasn't changed dramatically, even as it adds new knowledge areas.
When I presented project management training at Amazon, we had very different conversations than when we presented project management training at Fortive. Both are Seattle-area companies. But the information security group at Amazon had much different projects than the HR leaders at Fortive.
David Davis has his own special insights on Project Management in the Manufacturing sector. Check it out. You'll see what's the same and how manufacturing companies do things differently than tech companies.