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Watch out for watermelons in project reports

How do watermelons get into project reports? and why should you watch out for them?

“Watermelon reporting” describes the phenomenon where according to a project status report things appear to be green on the outside (i.e. the project’s RAG status is reported as green, with no issues), but if you delve a little deeper and look inside, it’s actually red right through (i.e. there are serious issues). Continue reading “Watch out for watermelons in project reports”

Project data in, portfolio insight out

How do you give senior management a “helicopter view” of all the change that is going on in an organisation, so that they can make informed decisions on how to spend their change budget? Here’s how I tackled it…

Data in insight out

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How to create a streamlined project management methodology

How do you develop a project management methodology that isn’t too heavy or too light, that respects the experience of project managers, and that is accessible? Here’s how I approached it…

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How to take charge of your project portfolio’s annual budget

Project and Programme Managers (PMs) are used to managing projects within a budget for the project stage or the whole project, but they sometimes overlook the context of the organisational annual budget; this is especially important if the project spans multiple financial years.

How to take charge of your project portfolio's annual budget

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How PMOs improve project governance

One of the benefits of having a Project Management Office (PMO) is that good governance reduces the risks of project delivery and increases its predictability. I will explain how this works in practice using as a case study a Portfolio PMO that I managed.

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Brilliant Baselines is now Pragmatic PMO

BBL 2 PPMO

What was Brilliant Baselines Limited is now Pragmatic PMO Limited. This is the same company, just with a new name (take a look here to discover the rationale behind the name).

For technical reasons, it was not possible to copy historical content from BrilliantBaselines.com to PragmaticPMO.com.

If you are looking for an article that was previously on brilliantbaselines.com, please get in touch with us and we will either send you a copy of the article or re-publish it on this new site.