PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Worldwide, those figures account for a 68% uplift in economic activity related to project-oriented work (figures from PMI’s Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027 ). The PMO: Gap Closer. It’s the PMO. In a small organisation, it’s a central PMO that carries out key services in portfolio, programme and project support. The only entity that exists today that can support that is the PMO. Where the PMO Closes the Gap.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

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When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one, in good time for 2019. So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO


Get rolling on a new maturity plotline for your PMO, with four competencies that script a strategic change. Fall movie season is upon us and like your favorite new flick, your PMO might be undergoing a plot-twist as the year wraps up. Hopefully you don’t turn your PMO into a horror movie along the way, but you might be able to create a thrilling ride as you focus on customer outcomes and prepare for the changes ahead.

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore


As we step into 2019, what project management statistics should you be aware of? Between 2017 and 2018, the percentage of organizations using spreadsheets to manage their agile projects dropped from 74% to 67%. Project Management Office (PMO) Statistics. As we wrote earlier, creating a project management office (PMO) can drastically improve productivity and bring greater clarity to your PM processes. 49% of project managers report to the PMO (up from 42% in 2012).

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How Much Time is Required For PMP Exam Preparation?


The new version of PMBOK was launched in the year 2017. Now, in 2019, things have gotten quite tricky. We again asked around for the average preparation time of PMP exam now in 2019 and got quite interesting answers.

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The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Take a look at Accenture’s 2019 Technology Trends Report to get a flavour of what is keeping executives awake at night (DARQ, DLT, AI are just some of them!) and it may mean that a large proportion of the PMO may get swallowed up by the click of a button.

Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Their study of 2017 suggests that only 38% of business leaders believe that their business model will exist in 5 years. [3] 2] Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6 th edn (2017). [3] 3] Microsoft, Creating a Culture of Digital Transformation (2017). [4] This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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The Commercial Project Manager

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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® 2017 (6 th edition, Project Management Institute, Inc.). [3] This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. The client called the project manager to ask if the final performance test and approvals meeting could be moved to Friday, one day delay, ‘it would fit in really well because Sarah (Technical Manager) will be in the office’.

Can you use Slack for project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

A 2017 survey showed that teams using Slack had: 32% less email 23% fewer meetings 24% of features (in technical teams) delivered on time 27% less time required for software testing 10% improvement in employee satisfaction. The short answer is no. At least, not by itself. When used effectively, Slack is a powerful add-on to your project management toolkit. Slack is a collaboration tool for teams.

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Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

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After a local arts event was cancelled in my hometown, it was discovered that their insurance (taken out November 2019) excluded compensation for cancellation caused by ‘SARS, MERS, Influenza or any virus related to these’- such as Covid-19. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Guess what my tip would be for 2019? During 2018 I will be launching an update to my online PMO course, The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down , I have brand new webinars in the works with materials never been shared before all based off of my Project Management Communication Tools book, and my PMO Lifecycle book. Agile has been the trendiest thing for a while now and 2017 saw Agile embedded in the project management domain globally.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

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Good News from the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 Report. The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019. Good News from the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 Report. What is a PMO? I've been involved in training Project Managers for over 20 years.

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