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Rolling Out PMO With a Bang

Presentation plays a pivotal role in selling a project. Be it a new one or a progress report of an ongoing project, presenting it in a compelling manner that can bring you the maximum attention.

In this article at Project Management for Today, Laura Barnard shares how narrating a powerful story to the stakeholders defining ‘what’s in it for me’ clearly works in the favor of your PMO.

No Selling!

The author stresses the fact that instead of selling the project idea, focus on stakeholders buy-ins. This will turn into a seamless progress and a much effective way of getting desired support from them. Here is a list of easy tips to create a high impact PMO presentation:

  1. Make it Precise: To steal the show, make a simple and crisp presentation that should not exceed more than five slides. Use professional language that resonates with them.
  2. Industry Perspective: Always back your research with industry statistics or data to showcase the present market scenario. Quote case studies and share your analysis on why a project failed and how it would have succeeded otherwise. Also, show them data on a successful project delivering the firm’s strategy to bring out the best and how your team can also benefit from the same methodology. It will help the stakeholders extend confidence on your PMO.
  3. Long & Short-Term Goals: Project short and long-term goals of the services you want to implement for your PMO. The key is to create alignment and focus on your stakeholders. Setting wrong expectations will hamper future opportunities also.
  4. Showcase Opportunity: Propose the services that will benefit the organizations as well as the stakeholders. For instance, project transparency has been a constant issue. By highlighting the merits of project portfolio perspective and a mechanism for reviewing that will be beneficial to eliminate major issues early.
  5. Clear Impact: Try to bring out something on the table that can show immediate impact and solve a business problem instantly. By doing better project management, planning, and execution, resolving business problems would be easier. To create high impact, understand the business problem and offer a solution. The best way is to offer help on a troubled project with an appropriate
  6. Dry Run: It is one of the most significant methods of ensuring that you are heading towards the right direction. Take the perspective of someone outside your industry or organization who can give fair judgment over your demonstration. Work on the areas you are lacking and present yourself strong enough to win business leader’s trust.

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