If you’re reading this article, chances are I don’t need to make the case for a project and portfolio management tool, you already understand the business benefit of it, just like you don’t need convincing of the value a PMO can bring to the organisation. Whether it takes the form of the Centre of Excellence, an EPMO, or even a PSO, one of the key roles the PMO has to play is in helping the organisation build best practices and communities.
Now we’re all on the same page, let’s talk about how technology can help facilitate that.
A PMO portal is likely to be deployed as part of your PPM tool implementation. The PMO Portal sits alongside your instance of Project Online/Project for the Web as a separate site, built on modern SharePoint, badged as an area for members of the Project Management community within an organisation to discover and share best practice.
In this article, I’ll suggest a number of ways you can make some simple enhancements to derive more value from the PMO Portal and support user adoption of your PPM tool in the process.
Some of the standard features of the PMO Portal we typically recommend include:
Project Management Community News
Keep the community in the loop as well as engage them with important or interesting stories by using the News feature. Using News, you can quickly create eye-catching posts.