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Work Breakdown Structure – Video

What looks like a simple organizational chart has become the most trusted project management tool used today. Known as a work breakdown structure, this chart helps project managers clearly outline the steps needed to achieve project success. In “Getting Started in Project Management – 4. Work Breakdown Structure,” project managers will learn the important benefits […]

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5 Ways to Mentor from the PMO

The Project Management Office (PMO) performs several basic functions which set the stage for success. Not every project manager answers directly to your PMO, but the PMO still needs to provide a framework that guides each project toward a successful conclusion. Your PMO should be the center for information flow, and the place where integrated […]

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3 Ways to Promote the PMO in Your Company

The science of formal project management is fairly new, having been born in the 1950s from the need for greater structure in the construction and engineering industries. Since then, the discipline has gained traction to the point that most large corporations have established a project management office to focus on objectives that fall outside the […]

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Project Management Organization [Infographic]

Project management offices (PMO’s) use combinations of predictable and reusable tools, techniques and processes to implement successful projects for your organization. They help you complete your projects on time while keeping them on budget and in scope. PMO’s do this by gathering and reporting the statuses of every project they manage while standardizing the methods […]

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Building a Successful PMO – Video

Brian Hobbs served as the keynote speaker for the PMO Symposium 2010, and his speech went into great detail regarding the various aspects of project management that are often overlooked, including the many differences between leading groups of students versus those who have been in their fields for a number of years. He says that […]

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How to Make a Project Management Office (PMO) Program Work for Your Organization – Video

Former IT PMO program manager, Ron Rigores, shared his thoughts on the concept of getting a PMO to work successfully for an organization. This is based on how well it worked for the New York City Housing Authority NYCHA. The following take away points can be adopted by other project managers: 1. The importance of […]

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Building a PMO [Infographic]

The Program Management Office, more commonly known by its abbreviation PMO, is a centralized team within high-performing organizations. It has the responsibility of defining project management standards, as well as maintaining them and ensuring that projects within the organization adhere to them. This is an important entity for organizations to succeed. A statistic worth noting […]

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4 Things to Look for in a PMO Leader

For many companies, the project management office (PMO) serves as a nexus of the company‚Äôs operations. Through the use of the standards devised by the PMO, it determines how projects are planned, what happens to field updates, how progress is monitored there and a host of other related activities. The PMO, though in a subordinate […]

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