Project Management Office
At this time the PMO does not offer full project management classes. However we do offer high level project overview sessions where we can present on the following topics. All topics run 90 minutes in duration unless noted otherwise. Please see our Resources page for a list of local training companies who offer Project Management related training.
- Overview of Project Management (waterfall)
- Agile Project Management (Kanban & Scrum)
- Project Governance
- Overview of PMI Project Management Credentials (15 to 30 minutes, depending on details desired)
- PMI PDUs - What are they and how do I earn them? (15 to 30 minutes, depending on details desired)
Project Prioritization Workshop & Facilitation
Having trouble deciding which project should be focused on first? Our staff can lead your department or governance team through a process, known as pair-wise comparion (and AHP), that will help you weigh the different factors that are important to you and your overall strategic and tactical objectives. If you have already identified the objectives you want to meet this process takes less than two hours, typically. If you need to first identify what is important to your team, then that process can take from four hours to several days, depending on the complexity of your environment.
Often it is best to have an outside, objective meeting facilitator for projects. We offer meeting facilitation services, and our staff have led meetings ranging in size from six to 300 people. Types of project meetings that are often best facilitated by outside / objective leaders include:
- Project Kickoffs
- WBS Development (Scope clarification)
- Lessons Learned
- Team SWOT Analysis
- Project Objective Definition
- Risk Identification and Analysis
Coaching & Mentoring
Project Management is not a skill that you can learn in class -- you can gain knowledge and theory in a classroom, but it takes hands on experience to really learn the skills required. Our training and resources can help get you started, but it helps to have someone standing by your side to help you and to review your project documents for correctness and completeness.
Projects often get off track due to a variety of valid reasons. The PMO can perform a project review for your project to help you identify how the project got off track, and assist you with getting the project back on target. These reviews can be conducted confidentially if agreed to by the project manager and their sponsor.
The PMO provides project managers with the resources required for them to be successul. Please check out our resources page for more information.