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5 Tips to Sell Your PMO

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image The rollout of the Project Management Office is best managed by approaching it as a project, even if the ultimate objective of the project is to develop the PMO business case, it would be more effective to approach feasibility study and business case development as a project. You can use these five tips to sell your PMO when a C-Level executive tells you “I just don’t see the value of spending all this money to establish a PMO in such a bad economy. All right, can you sell it to me?”

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Risk Management

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image Risk management is the heart and soul of project management, failing to practice it right can have fatal consequences on projects and programs, doing real effort in the planning stage can save the entire investment and will increase the likelihood of the project success, however planning alone is not enough if monitoring risks is not handled seriously, these are seven deadly sins of risk management and how to take preventive actions to avoid them

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Why Do Projects Really Fail?

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file0002062790027[1]Project failure has always been a hot topic. Yet the mystery behind what drives projects off track is starting to fade. Organizations have come a long way when it comes to ferreting out the root causes of failure. Here are some of the top reasons projects fall short – and rips for how you can use that knowledge to stop making the same mistakes over and over again

 

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Microsoft Project Does Not Make a Project Manager

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ms project 2010 Through the years I have seen many people who use Microsoft Project (aka project management software) and claim they are project managers, I have also seen PMP certified people who don’t know the basics of Microsoft Project, and sadly I have seen project managers who are managing projects and don’t know the theory nor the software!

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A Project Manager Going Gaga

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A Project Manager Going Gaga Few days ago a thought hit my mind about the relationship between a project and a life, and I found both pretty much similar in so many aspects, in fact have been so busy trying to organize my life, feel purposeful, have SMART goals, be better time manager, and get things done. I found myself aware of managing projects but if life is just another project, so why am I not able to manage it the same way, or is it going to be part of Standish Group report! In this post I will propose an interesting analogy between a project and a life derived by passion to project management!

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