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!!
Can Agile and Waterfall Development Methods Co-Exist?
During a recent project management class at Amazon, we discussed the benefits of traditional waterfall development methods vs agile. Both approaches have their strengths and weaknesses. The capable project manager - like the accomplished carpenter who can use a chain saw and a coping saw - knows both approaches and uses them appropriately.
The current edition of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management committed a new chapter to this discussion in hopes of providing a better understanding. Watch the following helpful video from www.pmi.org.