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211, 2018

OPM: The Missing Link

November 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

PMI’s latest foundational standard, The Standard for Organizational Project Management (OPM) (released June 2018) is the missing link needed to “advance an organization’s performance by developing and linking portfolio, program, and project management principles and [...]

1010, 2016

Are you ready for OPM?

October 10th, 2016|0 Comments

I have just released a readiness assessment tool to help you assess your organization’s readiness to move towards a results based culture. Click here to download this tool.

2708, 2015

Quality Principles for Effective Project Management

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

AQN | Quality Principles for Effective Project Management  Effective management of projects is critical to an organization’s overall success, but how can this work be measured and improved? Some organizations have centralized project management efforts by [...]

Resources

“I am always finding useful tools, templates, videos to help you on your journey to build consistent and systematic processes in your organization. Here are some I have looked at recently and how I am using them with my clients.”

— Jane Betterton

DOWNLOADABLE TEMPLATES TO GET YOU STARTED

OnePage Format Vs. Classic Format

Two of my favorite templates using my tried and true example project…The computer upgrade. Try them see which one you like best.

Classic Example Computer Upgrade Project

Comprehensive Project Management Plan in Excel

I have had this template for years and wish I could give credit to whomever sent it to me. I use it for lots of ideas on developing a “tabbed” approach to building a project management plan. Excel is a great tool for this. Be warned, start with 2-4 key tabs in this template first. Some of the tabs are not applicable to all projects.

Project Management Plan


LINKS I LIKE IN OUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY

Explaining SCRUM in Less Than 120 Seconds

SCRUM is still a software development-oriented approach, but I do think there are elements that are useful for organizations that are stuck in the project management paradigm of balancing work, time, cost, quality and risk. This short clip helps you learn the lingo of SCRUM and how it might apply to your organization.


Agile for the Lay Person

Agile project management Has so many components to drive innovation in an organization. The tricky part is getting people to think different about agile techniques. I think this video can help you explain the need to evaluate agile in your organization.