Every PMO Must Address Multi-Project Resource Visibility
By the time you have a Project Management Office, there are many projects floating around your organization. And with many projects, comes the challenge of over-allocation of key people across multiple projects.
In Versatile's project management training in Seattle, online, and at your location, we explain how to resource load a project. This process can become magnified in difficulty as more and more projects are added.
Add enough projects and you'll have the classic resource traffic jam. Project management training won't solve this problem. You need a powerful tool like Microsoft Project Online or Microsoft Project Server. Fortunately, Versatile's Microsoft Project training gives you a glimpse of how Microsoft Project easily makes the solution visible. Check out the many resources that Microsoft Project Users Group has to help you solve this problem.
Include Requirements Management in Your Standards.
Your project management standards should be reinforced in the project management training you organize for the PMO and project managers in your organization.
Be sure to answer the key question answered by www.ProductPlan.com: What's the difference between Product Management and Project Management?
Most online project management training won't tell you how to set the requirements or product features, because that is outside the scope of project managers - that's what the product managers do!!
Keep Your Project Management Standards Simple and Practical
Building good project management habits requires standards. But standards need to make it easier to manage projects, not more difficult.
Eric Uyttewaal offers some very practical guidelines on using Microsoft Project. He should know. He has delivered Microsoft Project training for decades.
Versatile provides Microsoft Project Training in Seattle, online, and onsite. We agree with Eric. Keep it practical. Success comes from discipline, not complexity.