Server and MS Project mentoring and coaching
More than ever before organizations are using
mentoring or coaching programs. To become more effective, EPM
administrators, project managers, resource managers and the PMO
need coaching and mentoring.
In a FORTUNE article titled "Why Talent is
Overrated," senior editor Geoff Colvin writes, "Bottom line, at
most companies: The fundamentals of fostering great performance
are mainly unrecognized or ignored. Of course that means the
opportunities for achieving advantage by adopting the principles
of great performance are huge. Few companies realize that.
They embed mentoring and coaching in the culture, develop
employees' careers through carefully chosen growth assignments,
and increasingly put people through high-fidelity simulations,
among other steps."
Some studies suggest that if you combine training
with mentoring/coaching you can increase knowledge and skill
transfer from the 22% obtained in the classroom to 75%. It is a
simple cost effective model: combine training with a few hours
of mentoring and coaching spread out over time and you can
facilitate dramatic skill growth in your people.
At PSSI we provide cost effective remote
mentoring and coaching for your EPM business administrators,
project managers, resource managers, and for the PMO staff.
are three areas we can work with you remotely to mentor
EPM Business Administrators. Any
professional service firm, if they are honest with
you, will tell you that it takes about six months
for a person to develop the skills required to be a
knowledgeable and efficient EPM Business/Technical
Administrator. This time can be dramatically reduced
with the right training and coaching program with a
few hours each month.
Project Managers/Resource Managers.
Initiating, planning, executing, and managing
enterprise resources across projects isn't a simple
skill to get an entire group of project and/or
resource managers to acquire together. However,
with one-on-one mentoring (a few hours spent each month working
project data, practices, and use of the tools)
can be the best approach to mature these critical people
involved in an EPM deployment.
Project Management Office (PMO). You may not have a PMO, or refer to this
management function as a PMO, but the management
group driving your EPM deployment has specific
business objectives it would like to meet. Regularly
scheduled remote coaching with PSSI staff can help
you improve the way your people work with the
technology to provide you with the business value