As a certified professional, jargon is my default setting. I have to work on making stuff plain language for non-engineers (pretty much the rest of my world.) Last year I helped establish a PMO, and an important part was the program management template for our unit, which could use a little more plain language.
A great way to synthethize RA learning is to start modifying the program charter I would use to define a new or existing program. I have some excellent candidates to start applying RA framework, but need a simple starting point to ground me.
- Even through results accountability applies more to programs, than projects, I did attempt to modify my 1-page project charter template. And quickly failed and moved on to my program charter template.
- As a noob, it took about an hour or two to synthesize new learning and start cleaning up my previous, jargony Program Management template.
DAY 1 PROGRESS: 4/4/2015
So far, I have modified about 35% of it, thinking deeply of stuff I take away or change. Need to take a learning break, cannot wait to come back to complete this transformation, which will help in my upcoming meeting with a potential sponsor who is interested in moving forward some stagnating initiatives. (Saturday 4/4/2015)
UPDATE: DAY 2 ~ 4/5/2015
The template version 1 is complete, based on RA basics. It should improve as my understanding of RA improves, but this is a good starting point to start getting in trouble, eh?