PMO Fast Track is a lean method for project and portfolio management. This method was developed to coach, monitor and improve our clients project management practice to achieve quick results at low cost. Its purpose is to introduce the operational philosophy in your projects’ administration and control, providing the visibility and transparency of the events in a simple, easy and accessible way to everyone.
The Burndown goal is to make the flight happen as close as possible to the plan so that, whenever a problem arises, the deviation is identified and corrected in time.
The Risk Module facilitates and automates the process of risk management, providing support to decision-making and facilitating the development of strategies to control and minimize the risks to acceptable levels by the organization.
The Discussion Module is a dynamic space which allows the project members to communicate with each other.
The Dashboard module has two panels of information: a calendar and an activity list. After logged in, the authorized user is directed to this module, where it will be possible to find his tasks organized by date, providing a quick weekly view of what to do.
The Portfolio Module lists all the existing projects in the PMO’s workgroup, including a summary information of the projects main indicators.
The tasks or activities are the smallest level of control in a project. Ideally, the activities should not exceed 80 hours. If there are long activities, they should be decomposed into smaller, more manageable pieces, until they have an extension which allows weekly or biweekly monitoring.
The Progress Management Module allows the project members to report how many hours they have worked in each activity.
The Change Management module, or Change Request Module, allows on-screen change control and workflow for change approval. The portfolio manager can choose wich projects to lock for changes, and then open for changes upon project manager request and correspondent sponsor or managemer approval.