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Lost in standards

Dia1In the last “projectie, edition 04-2014”, the bi-monthly magazine of ipma-nl, I published a Dutch article about the many methods and frameworks that are available in the field of portfolio, programme and project management. To download: Verdwaald in het standaardenbos IPMA Projectie magazine 04-2014 I created a sort of quick reference card with available standards and frameworks (It’s limited, there are many more). To download: standards-qrc-170129-v1-9

In the middle of the quick reference card you find a generic model with portfolio, programme and project management as horizontal boxes. Behind these boxes you will find vertical boxes with PMO, IT, benefits management, value management and risk management to support project, programme and portfolio management. And as the background I used two triangles representing the people and maturity of project, programme and portfolio management. From this model I made connections with several well-known organizations that develop and own standards. E.g. Axelos as the owner of PRINCE2, MSP, MoP, MoV, MoR, P3M3 and ITIL or PMI as the owner of PMBoK, The standard for Portfolio Management, The standard for Programme Management, OPM3, etc. You will also find AMPG, APM, IPMA and several suppliers of Agile/Scrum as well as some ISO models. dia1 In the Dutch article, I focus on the usage of these standards. It’s not that simple that you only have to select a project management method. Je must be aware that it will not be possible to implement all your ideas and ambitions. You have to select the right initiatives. This will ask for a portfolio management method. To realize your strategic objectives, you need more than only projects. You will run programmes too, asking for a programme management method. Besides temporary project and programme offices you probably need a permanent portfolio office as well as a centre of excellence to communicate, support and train staff to use these standards and best practices.

At a certain moment you want to know were you are from a maturity view, in comparison with others, and based on your own ambition you would like to know the gap you have to bridge. It will be beneficial for an organization if all these models or frameworks are connected to each other. As a rule of thumb, I would advice an organization to choose for either Axelos or PMI as the starting point and combine your choice with the competence baseline from IPMA. If you choose e.g. for PRINCE2, it makes sense to choose for MSP and MoP for your programme and portfolio management. For maturity scans you look at P3M3 because that’s in line with these standards. Your temporary and permanent PMO will be supported by P3O, etc. For supplementary techniques you could make use of the PMBoK from PMI.

Or, when you started with the PMI family, it makes sense to combine this with the project or programme board approaches from PRINCE2 and MSP and the usage of business cases as described in PRINCE2 9789401800068_CoverLR-541x850I am one of the authors of the book Global standards and publications, edition 2014/2015, Van Haren Publishing. You can download a free copy of this book. http://www.vanharen.net/file/PDF/9789401800068.pdf Please let me know if you are aware of new standards that are worthwhile to mention in this QRC.

for a comparison between PRINCE2 and PMBoK see the overview from KnowledgeTrain: Comparison PRINCE2/PMBoK

Update:

  • 17/01/29: Added PM2 Project Management Methodology from The European Commission
  • 17/01/29: Added Scrum @ Scale from Srcuminc.com
  • 16/01/23: Added Nexus (Scaled Professional Scrum) from Scrum.org
  • 15/10/04: IPMA ICB3 replaced with ICB4
  • 15/07/07: Added new Axelos framework PRINCE2 Agile
  • 15/05/27: Added Change mgt vertical + CMBoK (Change Management body of Knowledge) + CHAMPS2
  • 15/04/24: Added ISO 21500 project, 21503 programme, 21504 portfolio, 21505 Governance, 21506 Vocabulary
  • 15/02/24: Added CCPM (Goldratt), CMMi, Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS)
  • 14/10/21: Added Exin Agile Scrum from EXIN
  • 14/09/29: Added Agile Programme Management (Agile PgM) from APMG
  • 14/09/29: Added PRiSM™ (Projects integrating Sustainable Methods) from GPM
  • 14/09/29: Added Portfolio, Program & Project Sustainability Model (PSM3) from GPM

P3O roles QRC

During my last training several candidates talked about project support (or project office) in terms of administrative and secretarial support. Of course this one of the tasks to fulfill but there are much more roles which could be positioned within the office.

Within the Project, program me and portfolio offices you can find generic & management roles and functional roles. In attached overview these roles are positioned in the different (temporary) offices or groups. To download: QRC (P3O roles, 140522) v1.1

Management Roles:

  • P3O sponsor
  • Head of Programme or Project Office (Temporary office)

Generic roles:

  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Programme or Project Specialist
  • Programme or Project Officer

Functional roles:

  • Benefits and value role
  • Commercial role
  • Communication and Stakeholder Engagement role
  • Information Management role
  • Consultancy and Performance Management role
  • Finance role
  • Issue role
  • Change Control role
  • Planning role
  • Quality Assurance role
  • Resource Management role
  • Risk role
  • Reporting role
  • Secretariat/Administrator role
  • Tools Expert role

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P3O manual (2013) supporting tabs, a helping aid to pass your P3O practitioner exam

Dia1I just went through the new P3O manual and I adjusted the corresponding manual supporting tabs. P3O practitioner candidates can make use of this simple aid to quickly find your way in the official P3O manual during e.g. your exam. These tabs (place marks) are developed in line with the successful tabs I developed for the PRINCE2 and MSP manuals. I will discus with the Best Practices User Group if they want to be the publisher of this aid.

Please have a look and give me your comments or references you would like to include. If you want to use it right now you have to print it on a sticker A4 paper.

to download: P3O (tabs_2013_EN, 131021) v2.0

P3O manual supporting tabs, a helping aid to pass your P3O practitioner exam

P3O (foto tabs op boek, 121222) Dia1I am happy to announce that as of now, P3O practitioner candidates can make use of a simple aid to quickly find your way in the official P3O manual during e.g. your exam. These tabs (place marks) are developed in line with the successful tabs I developed for the PRINCE2 and MSP manuals. I am discussing with the Best Practices User Group if they want to be the publisher of this aid.

Please have a look and give me your comments or references you would like to include. If you want to use it right now you have to print it on a sticker A4 paper.

P3O (tabs_2008_EN, 121221) v0.1