Advice for Junior PMs – #5 – How the PMO can help you succeed

It is day two on your first large project. The business case for the project has been presented to you, and you are driving your team to give you an estimate for everything that needs to happen for the project. Whether you are running Agile and creating a backlog, or running waterfall and defining your phases, you have tasked your team to give you a firm estimate on exactly what the project activities will be and how long the project activities will take.

Stop. Time out. You’re about to let your team know that you secretly want them to fail (even if you don’t) and let your sponsor know that your estimates can’t be trusted. Read more of this post