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Using a Project Charter Template

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Using a Project Charter Template

By using a project charter template you will have a jump start on completing the task you have undertaken. The template is designed to assist you in the creation of this document so the final product will be formatted as expected. The use of the project charter template will also make it possible for the project manager to complete this task with greater accuracy but in less time than if it was done by scratch. This is made possible by the template itself. By having the formatting and order already in place inside the template, the project manager only has...

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Is Governance helping you or slowing you down?

Jim Lombardi

We've worked with many organizations that have put in place some fairly mature project management processes and implemented what they call 'Governance'. While we 100% support the practice of providing a defined process around project, program and portfolio management we have detected a trend in organizations experiencing some unintended consequences of governance. Specifically, adopting a 'one size fits all' model to governance can be detrimental to the organization and to the PMO. By forcing all projects to conform to a rigid standard of controls (governance) we risk slowing down the execution of projects and overburdening them with too much process....

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Portfolio Management

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Method123 has just released a Portfolio Management Module for MPMM  for $195. Order Now! What is Project Portfolio Management? The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines project portfolio management -- or simply portfolio management -- as the “centralized management of one or more portfolios that enable executive management to meet organizational goals and objectives through efficient decision making on portfolios, projects, programs and operations.” Note that this is an interrelated organizational processes by which an organization evaluates, selects, prioritizes, and allocates its limited internal resources to best accomplish organizational strategies consistent with its vision, mission, and values. This ideally means that PPM should drive...

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Business Case and Project Management Templates

Jim Lombardi

Writing a Business Case with Project Management Templates We all know that successful Project Management is about delivering projects on time, within budget and to specification. But what many forget is that it’s also important to deliver the business benefits to the customer. If your projects do not result in the stated business benefits, then your customer will not gain the return on investment expected, thereby affecting the level of success of your project. So how do you ensure that your projects consistently deliver the stated business benefits to your customer? You can do this, by creating a “Business Case”...

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Performing Project Management Life Cycle

Jim Lombardi

Project Management Life Cycle Change Management In this latest article, we're discussed the topic of Change Management. A project management lifecycle is typically undertaken within changing business environments, so it's inevitable that during the life of your project, there will be some element of change required. Whether a customer requests a change to their requirements, management request a change in priority or team members request a change in roles, you will need an effective Change Management Process to minimize the resulting impact on your project. So here, we have described: How to implement a “Change Management Process” Change Management is the process...

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