4 reasons PMO staff need project management backgrounds

pmo staff

PMO Staff need project management backgrounds. The role of a Project Management Office (PMO) is one of governance and standards.  They are the administrators of how projects are run within a program or portfolio, ensuring that processes and procedures for good project management are followed, and providing an assurance function to check that things are being reported correctly.

It is important that the staff working in the PMO have project management backgrounds. Here’s why…

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What’s the value of business requirements?

value of business requirements

 Never underestimate the value of  documenting business requirements.
All too often I have seen projects which were clearly on the road to failure, even before they formally started.  Why?  Because they didn’t have fully defined and documented business requirements.

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Ways to improve team cohesion

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Have you considered ways to improve team cohesion? As a Project Manager it is all too easy to get caught up in the day to day of running your project.  There are a million and one things that need to be done, you’ve got pressure being put on you from your Senior Executive to deliver, and things may not always be going as well as you would like. Working on assisting the team to work better together is probably the furthest thing from your mind.

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Tips for managing political situations

managing political situations

How do you manage political situation that cause problems for your project? Here are my tips for managing political situations to get what you need. Political situations arise when there are people or groups that feel they have power over others.  Do you see people within your team or the broader context of the business … Read moreTips for managing political situations