PMAlliance continues its position as a technology leader in the project management industry with the release of its first smartphone application titled Status Mobile. Status Mobile, currently available in the Apple Store, is designed to support the project management reporting needs for PMAlliance client’s most important projects. While keeping team members, project managers and executive stakeholders updated on the latest status of their projects, the app also acts as a gateway to PMAlliance‘s mobile web-update system.
PMAlliance has a long history of helping companies implement successful project management planning and control processes using the Duration-Driven Planning and Control Methodology. This project management process combines Project Management Institute best practices with proven, hands-on techniques designed to bring projects in on-time, within budget and to specification. The Status Mobile smartphone application is another value added technology that will help drive teamwork and communication on the projects that PMAlliance supports.
“We (PMAlliance) are always interested in looking for new ways to add value to our clients through new and innovative technologies,” said Troy McKnight, a Partner at PMAlliance. “We are extremely excited for our clients to gain access to this next-generation project reporting application. Having the latest project status available at all times through Status Mobile will help executives make the most informed business decisions.”
To learn more about Status Mobile, check out https://status.pm-alliance.com/
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Most project management professionals have their own project portfolios—they come in handy during job interviews, performance reviews, etc. But your PMO should also have a portfolio. It’s a great PR tool when your team hosts networking events, and it’s also helpful when introducing your team to a new executive or key stakeholder. We’ve put together a quick guide to get your PMO’s portfolio started.
Select a handful of projects to include. You can’t include everything, but look for a variety of projects that showcase your team’s versatility. Include at least one very large project, one high-visibility project, and one project that directly affected the company’s bottom line. Projects with particular significance (improvements to a manufacturing facility, for example) or that demonstrate your team’s expertise in niche areas (perhaps a project completed under regulatory oversight) would also be good additions.
Create a project summary for each project. Viewers of your PMO’s portfolio will want to quickly understand the basic objectives and parameters of the various projects your team has executed, so give them the basics at a glance: a short list of key deliverables, information on the project’s duration or timetable, cost data that includes budgeted and actual figures for expense and capital line items, a list of key project team members and their areas of responsibility, and other notable resource allocations or project details. Keep each project summary to just a single page for easy viewing.
Pull some photos together. Few things can help viewers understand the scope and impact of your projects like pictures. But you don’t need many—select one or two large photos that best describe the project’s challenges and final outcome, along with a few smaller pictures that highlight particularly interesting aspects of the project. Any more than that, and your viewers will likely lose interest.
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