Our guide to some of the most important Management Models for PMOs

Management models and frameworks play a huge part in the work that PMOs do. PMO Managers and Consultants spend a immeasurable amounts of time learning management models, discussing management models and even inventing their own management models.

Tools and practices that will improve your business

When it comes to change management, it is often the role of the PMO to put methodologies and models into practice. Management models appeal to PMO professionals – they can bring order to chaos, aid communication and reduce complexity.

There are almost as many management models available as there are consultants eager to sell them as the solution to all of your organizational and project management challenges. What follows on this page is our attempt to highlight some of the management models that may be of particular interest to PMOs and the organizations they operate within. Each model (or framework, or method) is described and put into context – cross referencing where possible and sharing practical examples where these are available. If you are interested in learning more about a particular model, links are provided for your convenience.

How to use this guide

Explore the models by selecting a category below, or using the search bar. Alternatively, simply scroll down to review the complete list of management models – then click the one that looks the most interesting!

Software Project Management Theory: Theory W

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Software Project Management is an art that needs skillful integration of human relations, software technology, and economics in a given context of a software project to make it efficient and easy. The primary challenge experienced by project managers today is that software projects must simultaneously meet the needs of a wide range of stakeholders, including the development team,…
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Eisenhower’s Effective Time Management

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Yes – that Eisenhower. If you use this time management approach, you’ll be organizing your time using the approach that was advocated and practiced by the 34th President of the United States of America. What is Eisenhower’s Effective Time Management Model? Eisenhower once noted, “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important”.…
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MoSCoW or Kano Models – how do you prioritize?

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–They say time is infinite. Theoretical Physicists may agree, but anyone involved with Projects knows only too well that time is finite. No matter what you are delivering in your portfolio or project, there never seems to be quite enough time to get everything the customer wants delivering. More often than not, we end up…
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