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This is where you need to sell your project. You need to prove to them that accepting your proposal will be their lives easier.
Common tools of a PMO All PMO’s must have: Templates Policies and Procedures Common areas for project information A person in the PMO that is an expert user of your PM process, including any applications you plan to use All PMO’s do not necessary need to have: Microsoft Project (it is not a PMO in a box) Microsoft SharePoint
Templates New Project sign-off Scope of the project? Do we have the resources (people and money) Estimate of the timeline? ROI Sign off on the project
Templates Project Charter (you must have) Who is the PM Scope? Out of scope? Milestones Who is on the project? Project assumptions/constraints Communication Strategy Risk Management Plan/are there any known Risks? Project Team Sign off http://www.pma.doit.wisc.edu/templates.html
Policies and Procedures Project Management Manual Describes from the birth to the death of the project which templates and processes to follow
Common areas for project information Small company Common location in a folder on your server Medium Company Create your own website with project information
Common areas for project information SharePoint Great for large companies and worldwide projects
How to mature your PMO with quality improvement Reviews your program performance against established baselines, identifies significant variances in program results, and recommends corrective actions; Take one of your PM pocesses and review all of your organizations project to make sure the PM is compling with your policies.
Long gone are the days of an employee being dedicated to one employer for their entire career. So what can we do to try to keep them for as long as possible? This new breed of Project Manager is looking for: