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Drive Up PPM Value With 'Real' Phases, Stages, Gates and Tolls Reviews

Published: 19 May 2015

ID: G00277797

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


Periodic reviews of projects and programs are common, but rarely add real value. We provide an approach PMO leaders can use to introduce and refine stage-end reviews that drive decision making and spur value-added action.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess the Value Impact of Current Phase and Stage Review Practices, and Abandon Them If They Offer No Distinct Value
    • Example: A Company Uses "Traffic Light" Reviews
  • Spell Out Who Makes Decisions, and Make Those Decisions Stick
    • Example: An Organization's Open Gate Goes Neglected
  • Prototype Your Changes, and Make Sure You Are Getting Results
    • Asking People to Make Decisions Invites Politics, So Be Prepared
  • Bottom Line

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