Author: Andrew Makar

Creating a PMO Handbook

A PMO handbook is helpful for organizations seeking a standard set of steps to support project management processes. It can also quickly orient new project managers to the organization’s project management expectations and help align activities to standardized processes and tools. Here’s an example to get you started. How do...

7 Steps to Inbox Zero and Better Email Management

Does anyone struggle with email overload, management, and the quest for “inbox zero”? Is anyone willing to admit they’ve got a few hundred unread emails in their inbox? Even worse, does anyone have a few thousand READ email messages that eat up your mailbox storage? Email overload is an affliction...

PMO Career Path – 5 Concerns Joining a PMO

Are you considering joining the PMO Career path? Not all project management offices are created equal, and the perception of a PMO’s value significantly influences a project manager’s decision to pursue a position. Here are five concerns that could discourage a project manager from seeking a PMO-related role and why...

Best Meeting Minutes Software for Project Managers

Meeting minutes are necessary overhead when running an effective meeting. The need to organize a formal agenda, track action items, make decisions, and distribute minutes increases with the meeting’s importance. Managing meeting minutes still creates administrative hassles, such as tracking action items from meeting to meeting or easily retaining or...

Establish a Project Management Community of Practice

Establishing a project management community of practice (COP) requires a modest amount of effort, but if you follow these steps, you’ll have your first COP meeting within a few weeks. The steps are neither complex nor time-consuming, but they require some planning to ensure a successful COP launch. Step 1:...

How to Calculate Earned Value in Microsoft Project

To apply earned value to your Microsoft Project plan, you will need to complete the following six tasks: Step 1. Enter Resources in the Resource Sheet View The resource sheet view allows project managers to define the different resources available to a project. MS-Project tracks work resources and material resources....

Top 6 Strategies for Boosting Your Website Visibility

Are you looking to boost the visibility of your business website? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will discuss six strategies that can help you get more traffic and increase website conversion. Whether through SEO optimization, social media marketing, or content creation, these...

Atlassian Confluence for Project Management

In this Atlassian Confluence tutorial, you’ll discover multiple methods to leverage Atlassian Confluence for effective project management. We’ll guide you through creating project dashboards that provide an at-a-glance view of project health, roadmap planning to outline your project’s future trajectory, and status reports for regular updates on progress. Confluence becomes...

Project Transition to Operations

Have you ever struggled to support a newly deployed application while managing subsequent releases? Have you ever had problems with project transition to operations? Enterprise projects and programs often have multiple releases to various countries and business units. Project teams risk becoming lost in transition when the initial release is...