Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. We were all set for a big client success and who better than the British Government for good publicity! I recall wanting to write on my internal project status report to the IBM PMO that “the business is revolting”. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government.

Your Basic Guide to IT Project Governance Framework

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IT project governance framework has since been the answer to this equation, but people seemed not to fully grasp its function. This article tackles the importance and significance of IT Project Governance Framework and its impact on the projects in the organization. Project governance is crucial component of every project since the responsibilities that come with it are interconnected with different business cases, as well as the project’s overall success.

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How To Secure Your PMO Profitability?

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It’s safe to say that Project Management Office ( PMO ) has numerous advantages and the results it impacts to the organization have been effective and helpful. Every existing organization around the globe are swearing by PMO. Over the years PMO profitability seems non-existent. Such occurrence causes the PMO to fall into a disorganized chaos that disrupts the flow of the project. PMO Profitability Problem #1: The PMO is a progeny of a defective executive structure.

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How to Achieve Results Through Implementing PMO?

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Various government agencies have been the successful producing result for the past years, thanks, to adhering to mandatory policies. However, the survey shows that not all government agencies are living up to their expectations being set on them; some are behind on schedule when it comes to projects and has a hard time to even achieve their objectives because of that. Implementing PMO is the key to combat such issue. Implementing PMO Step#1: Evaluation .

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Reducing Corruption in Government Projects

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Government projects are prone to corruption, even in countries where anti-corruption laws are strongly enforced. … best practices Blog PM reports PMO PPM productivity Project Management Trends work culture celoxis government corruption Online project management software project management project management best practices public sector project management web based project management tool

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. We were all set for a big client success and who better than the British Government for good publicity! I recall wanting to write on my internal project status report to the IBM PMO that “the business is revolting”. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government.

PMO Charter Template

Techno-PM

What is a PMO Charter? A PMO Charter is one of the most important documents in the life of a Project Management Office. Project charters formally recognize the existence of projects in an organization, the PMO Charter legitimizes the existence of the PMO before the business. The same applies to the establishment of a PMO via the PMO Charter. What should a PMO Charter contain? That is done by stating what are the objectives of the PMO.

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The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

If you have a PMO, see if they have a risk management template. Companies with strong risk governance may require that you use a standard set of risk categories.). Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project. Let’s look at how to start the risk management process. Here are some questions that we should answer.

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

The Portfolio Manager may also establish portfolio governance standards and procedures for approvals, reporting and other needs. PMO (Project Management Office) Manager / Director. Like the Portfolio Manager, the PMO Manager establishes processes and procedures for the PMO. She establishes reporting processes and monitors the health of each of the projects carried out by the PMO.

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Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

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The Project should then be reporting its status regularly to senior management via a Status Report, as part of its overarching Governance arrangement. We’ve recently been involved in a review and update to the Project status reporting and governance structure for a major organisation with circa 150 Projects live projects at any one time. So there you go, some basic high level considerations for Status Reporting and Governance that we’ve used.

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Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

As the project manager, you may report to stakeholders, governance bodies, and anyone else who needs project information. This could be seen as more of a Portfolio Manager or Project Management Office (PMO) Manager role. The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days. But project manager roles and responsibilities can be pretty vague if you’re not already familiar with them.

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Improving portfolio management must be part of an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

If governance committees aren’t selecting the right projects which are in alignment with strategic objectives, and only kicking off as many projects as can be effectively staffed, it won’t matter how efficient, empowering or customer-centric the organization’s delivery practices are. When we think of an agile transformation, improving portfolio management might not be high on the organization’s list of priorities.

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How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

To align business goals with project management (PM), leaders from the enterprise project management office (EMPO) or project management office (PMO) need to be involved in strategic planning sessions alongside senior-level management. The second component is leveraging a rigorous portfolio and project management governance process.

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The #1 Challenge in Project Management (According to the Experts)

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The first step was to join forces with Aberdeen to release the recent report, “ 2017 Project Management Software Trends. Many organizations that we meet with think it is hard to align the business to the strategy and place governance to the process of project selection. I have met with many organizations that state, “We just hired a new PMO manager, now they are not from the Project Management discipline, but we think they will do a good job.”

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

A lot of my focus ended up working with the PMO to improve the process of identification of risks and opportunities, trade-off analyses, decision making, and stage-gate reporting for improved performance in environment, safety and inclusion of external stakeholder needs. Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton This inspiring woman in project management, Amy Hamilton, shares her experiences as a project manager in the US Army, for the government, and her Tedx.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO

Keyedin

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. Governance.

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Add to the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

A Chief Projects Officer (CPO) is typically responsible for providing governance over an organisation’s internal projects – external, or customer facing projects can be also covered but that is entering a slightly different world – with a focus on: Ensuring all projects support the current strategic objectives. Leads, and is aided by, the PMO. Sadly, I have yet to see a future ‘C’ work their way through the project arena, the PMO, the project management practise.

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Online repositories or project documents (Part Two)?

Kiron Bondale

If a PMO leader wishes to institute governance and gating over the project portfolio, having key project data captured in documents scattered across multiple folders or sites makes this objective manually intensive. In my last article , I wrote the first half of my overview of the benefits and disadvantages of following a document-centric or repository-centric approach to managing project information.

2017 131

The 10 Project Portfolio Management KPI To Adopt

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Now that you have the basic understanding of KPI, it’s time to introduce you the ten project portfolio management KPIs that make up not only the project portfolio but project management office (PMO) as well. Portfolio Governance Management. Metrics are convenient and easy to use. They measure and estimate cost, project duration, and ensure that the projects are where they are supposed to be but it doesn’t guarantee that it will solve all your problems.

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7 Actions to Take When Joining a Project Underway

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More often than not, you won’t be able to pick your team, establish the processes, or develop the PMO. Evaluate the governance framework. One cannot assume that every project or program will have a well-defined governance structure in place by the time it gets underway. Regardless of what phase you join a project, make sure you evaluate the governance framework to determine if it’s properly structured.

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The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

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The 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report found that 74 percent of the respondents who said they were highly satisfied with their existing project management methodology actually used a combination of methodologies. Believe it or not, the PMO doesn’t create a new template or a new process out of sadistic pleasure. Within the PMO, methodology changes can be launched quarterly to ensure best practices are incorporated and teams have time to learn and adjust.

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10 Project Portfolio Management Benefits You Need To Know

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These project portfolio management benefits are also accompanied by Project Management Office (PMO) initiative to further gain your project’s rate of success. Risks in project portfolio management come in various forms : governance, resource management, and financial. An organization with the absence of PMO means that it will have a hard time to increase or utilize its resources effectively and efficiently.

2017 94

Your Crash Course on PPM Software

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Go with PMO: Portfolio Management Office (PMO) has played a crucial role in the world of portfolio management; it helps portfolio to be more coordinated and aid in improving task management as a whole. Portfolio Governance Management. With the varying degrees of changes going on around the market, organizations are pressured to come up with innovative ways to keep up with the business trends.

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Best project management software

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There are hundreds of comparison sites which write articles like “The 10 best project management software for 2017” or “Top 25 project management software” etc. Teams having PMO. Projects in government. What is the best project management software for your team and your project? Is there a project management app that fits everybody’s requirements?

Bridging The Gap Between Portfolio Management Metrics and Your Organization’s Strategic Solutions

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From this birth of a technology that the industry has witnessed the rise of Project Management Office (PMO). Don’t forget to upgrade your PMO as well to make measuring metrics easier. . . Portfolio Governance Management. Crucial and significant decisions are one of the things organizations face on a daily basis—facing these all mean the people in the hierarchy devote their time making certain decisions for their organization’s improvement, development, and growth.

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7 goals every project manager should aspire to achieve

Moira Alexander

During last year’s Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit, the research firm identified seven best practices for an effective PMO. You may think the chief responsibility of a project manager is to deliver projects on time and on budget, but you’d be wrong. As a high-level strategic body, project management professionals first and foremost help drive, guide and execute company-identified value-added goals.

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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

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And, as we have done with the 2016 and 2017 Pulse of the Profession reports, we will take a selective look at the aspects that catch our attention, and encourage you to read the full report for yourself. You can find our previous reviews at: Good News from the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 Report. Government regulation and reform. The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times.

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Emergent Change – Making Sense of a Messy Environment

Tony Adams

The PMO has the unique authority to go beyond aligning and prioritising projects and programs across portfolios, to understand the wider change environment and identify those critical bottom-up change drivers. To begin with, the PMO might consider these questions: What are the current and emerging change drivers across the company, industry and marketplace? 2017). Change Management Emergent Change PMODelivering business change outcomes is tough work.

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Emergent Change – Making Sense of a Messy Environment

Tony Adams

The PMO has the unique authority to go beyond aligning and prioritising projects and programs across portfolios, to understand the wider change environment and identify those critical bottom-up change drivers. To begin with, the PMO might consider these questions: What are the current and emerging change drivers across the company, industry and marketplace? 2017). Change Management University Adventures Emergent Change PMO

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The Ethics of Project Management, Social Responsibility, and Authentic Leadership

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The recent crisis in the financial markets has turned a spotlight on the ethical aspects of all organizations, including its Project Management Office (PMO). Dr. Jonathan Westrup (2015) presented a simple model that illustrates how an organization’s ethics determines their values and ultimately impacts their governance (Figure below). Peter Drucker (2001) famously stated that “management is about doing things right; leadership is about doing the right things.”

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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

When I first heard about the Agile Business Consortium working on a new pocketbook about Agile Portfolio Management early in 2017 I was intrigued. Quite a few of these challenges were highlighted in the PMO Flashmob report on Portfolio Management back in 2015 so they’re all pretty well-known and experienced by those working in the portfolio management field.

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President Trump and The Need for Accurate Information

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The people governing your organisation are coming under increasing pressure to know what is going on at every level – and to take appropriate actions as necessary. So what does this mean for the average person working on overcoming a challenge in a project management office (PMO) or on a project team? We can, however, have a major influence on how information is created and disseminated in the governance system.

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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. For many in the PMO community, project data analytics is seen as something with great potential yet there’s a fear there that it’s a big job to tackle; it’s going to need a whole host of new skills and tools (Python, Azure.);

The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Not only has he been recognised as such by Thinkers50 with its ‘Ideas into Practice Award’ in 2017, but he has shown that his ideas translate to practice – he has a distinguished project career and is currently Director of the Project Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines. such as the organisation, the constraints, the governance, the rationale and purpose of the project, within the Project Canvas these are treated as one inseparable whole.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I think when we think about how we are delivering our projects, we need to focus on Business Value, Customer Satisfaction, Governance and less about coming in on time and budget. 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.

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Project Prioritization

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Increasingly, companies have full-time project-management offices (PMO) with staff and budgets to pursue project planning, management, and evaluation full time. Where the list is long, this is work for the PMO or an ad hoc project-prioritization committee.

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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. That is, the two things that really matter are getting the job done, and good governance. Good News from the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 Report. What is a PMO? But, I am sure you want more details, so we asked PMO leader and a leading thinker, Peter Taylor to fill you in. He wrote a massive two-part article for you: Introduction to the PMO – The Absolute Essentials You Really MUST Know.

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Project Management Blog Roundup: The Best of 2021

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With topics ranging from staying agile, to project governance, and ways to deal with stakeholders. And from her blog, which has been around since 2017, all this is apparent. Community leader Margaret Meloni has a background in IT Project Management and PMO Leadership.

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The Commercial Project Manager

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Contractor working within UK Government IT support: ‘one of the first things we are taught is to get a signed Variation Order if the client asks us for any work outside of our standard instructions, however small.’. 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.

Webinar Recap – Visual Awesomeness: Enhance Your Project Online Power BI Reports with Custom Visuals

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And we have been finalists for 2015, 2017 and 2018 as well. So what’s more relevant in terms of how the hours are distributed within my governance workflow? And the people who would be seeing these reports would be, for example, resource manager who wants to see the availability of his or her team or even a PMO team member, for example, that wanted to get an overall overview of the data.

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