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Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job. In this article we start by taking a look at the most important component when it comes to finding a new PMO job. I get a lot of questions from PMO practitioners who find job hunting a struggle – often they can’t work out why there are no positive responses to applications they make or why interviews are not ending in success and a job or contract offer. So for example, the PMO context.

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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

The event’s title of “ How to ‘Brexit-Proof’ your Project Strategy before December 14th 2018 ” provided a clear picture of the key strategies you should employ in order to best prepare for Brexit. Held at the prestigious IoD (Institute of Directors) the speakers looked at how Project Leaders could apply Agile PMO, risk management, project governance, procurement, and change management to the range of project controls and management challenges Brexit will pose.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2019 to have your most successful year ever? You can scroll down and get the highlights, and then read all the advice in the How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects ebook. Now 2019 is here, I think that’s’s a cop-out.

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Top Ten PMO Themes 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Last week it was the fifth PMO Conference in London. With over 400 PMO practitioners from around the globe and over 20 sessions to choose from, there’s a lot to learn about where PMO is heading right now. Strategy Execution were there catching up with PMO practitioners and discussing the latest challenges PMOs are facing today. Staying with the reporting theme, data analytics will be a game changer for the PMO in the coming years. Agile.

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5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO. Four years on and a few things have changed in the PMO field. There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career. Agile. Strategy.

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The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO

Planview

The past four blogs in our series are based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale and have centered around how the PMO can guide the enterprise towards greater agility. It requires the PMO to reinvent itself from a central command organization to one that enables and empowers with “just enough” governance and an eye on a more product-centric approach. It requires that the PMO start embracing agile.

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. These include realizing Agile-at-scale, embracing the changing world of work, and creating an innovation culture. Challenges Connecting Strategy and Delivery: “How do we ensure we are investing in the right things?”. One of the challenges discussed was how the healthcare industry’s constantly shifting dynamics make connecting strategy to delivery more complex at all times.

Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life

Planview

In this blog series, we are providing an overview of the seven planning types to help you deliver on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. In these next couple of installments, we’re going to look at the different types of planning as they relate to your desired outcomes referenced from the eBook “ Planning Deconstructed: 5 Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy with Dynamic and Continuous Planning.” Lean and Agile PMO

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

The ability to be agile or flexible in your planning process is crucial – even when the plan is already in action. Add agility into your continuous planning process, which offers an important benefit. Do you understand the impact of trade-off decisions, accepting new, delayed, or dropping projects within your strategy? Lean and Agile PMO

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The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

Keyedin

Enterprises struggle with uncovering how to best use project portfolio management (PPM) tools to accelerate their business benefits and fulfil business strategies. The program management office (PMO) can demystify project management processes and ensure both a strategic and tactical approach that is holistic and gets the most value from your projects. Once visibility gets everyone aligned behind real-time facts, you’re more likely to be aligned behind overall PMO goals.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditional approaches, which are typically more lengthy and linear in fashion, may inhibit the flow of innovation and value through your organization, and as such, making it challenging to undergo a Lean-Agile transformation without transforming your organization’s approach to portfolio management. Now, let’s delve further into developing an agile approach for Lean portfolio management operations. Didn’t we just say that a centralized PMO undermined LPM? Lean and Agile PMO

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Lindsay Scott is the director of Manchester, UK-based PMO Learning Limited which is dedicated to helping PMO professionals get the most out of their careers with training and organizational development opportunities. He writes consistently on his blog about software development and lean, Kanban and agile development principles.

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Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Here are our 10 project predictions to watch out for in 2019: Disruptive Technologies Will Continue Their Trajectory. Agile Rises from the Tech Store to the Top Floor. Agile has emerged from an IT methodology to one that can be applied throughout the organisation – even at the very top. We’re seeing Agile emerge to the C-suite as executives realise how this mindset and practice can help organisations change and adapt their strategies more quickly.

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

In this blog series, we will be discussing five types of planning that are crucial to delivering on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. They require people, strategies, work, outcomes, and technology. We’ll go over how to outline these plans in a way that is more continuous and agile. Stick with us and in the end, you’ll understand what it takes to create plans that will enable you to continuously connect strategy to delivery.

Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference

Planview

We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. This is in stark contrast to an Agile approach, which uses self-organizing teams to reach specific goals with one common objective in mind — deliver value to the customer with speed. Challenges arise when senior leadership has yet to adopt an Agile mindset, even if their teams have.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

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. We were musing on this because Ron has paused his blogging and is rethinking his strategy. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. Project Management Blogs about Agile and Agile Methods. Here’s a PM blogger who understands Agile and writes about it a lot these days.

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Is DevOps Possible Without Agile?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

A few months ago, I was having a coffee with a fellow Agile Coach talking about DevOps when he suddenly says “what is DevOps anyway?”. In IT projects DevOps is nothing more than pure Agile implemented properly. While Agile popularity is at its height, DevOps is still very fresh for many. While it looks like there are some similarities between Agile and DevOps many are wondering what are the differences if there are any. Can we really talk about DevOps without Agile?

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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.

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Getting Started with Agile Portfolio Management

Keyedin

Tom Raper, our excellent Director of Product Solutions, had the opportunity to present a session at the PMO Symposium earlier this month. You can also read more about our key PMO Symposium takeaways. If you are still debating implementing Agile portfolio management, you’re in good company. Plenty of organizations are still on the fence about embracing Agile methodologies. Adopt a Product Delivery Strategy.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Leonardo Nogueira and Larry Mead’s Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG Webinar, the best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. Welcome everybody, should have my opening title screen out here of Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. It’s all about infuse every company with more agility.

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Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Today, PMOs working with waterfall (predictive), agile and hybrid project methodologies have a difficult time identifying a single version of the truth, which causes serious obstacles to productivity. Recent research from the Project Management Institute is clear: Almost fifty percent of projects managed in PMOs are agile or hybrid based. Within agile, PPM solutions must provide data in real-time, or PMOs are at risk of losing status visibility.

Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Today, PMOs working with waterfall (predictive), agile and hybrid project methodologies have a difficult time identifying a single version of the truth, which causes serious obstacles to productivity. Recent research from the Project Management Institute is clear: Almost fifty percent of projects managed in PMOs are agile or hybrid based. Within agile, PPM solutions must provide data in real-time, or PMOs are at risk of losing status visibility.

Leveraging Agile Principles for Portfolio Management – Guiding Principle #1

Keyedin

Agile work methodologies have reshaped the way that project management offices (PMOs) deliver results to their organizations. With that track record, it’s no surprise that the next great frontier for many businesses is how to apply those Agile principles at the portfolio level, to enhance strategic decision-making, improve overall performance and deliver greater value both internally and externally. The Strategy: Deliver products, not projects.

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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. In the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale , the focus of the PMO can no longer be on executing on-time and on-budget, but instead on the delivery of value as the outcome.

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Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Is it a broader topic, like Agile or more business-focused and strategic ? This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme Project Management Project Management TrainingYou attend a training course, how do you make sure you’re doing everything you can to get the most out of what you are learning?

Trends in Project Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The latest Project Management Trends for 2019 from Strategy Execution highlight the complexities and uncertainties that many businesses face today. There are complexities in business such as outsourcing and supply chain – and adapting to different ways of delivering change as Agile transformations become more popular Agile transformations become more popular and programme management approaches deepen in their maturity. Here’s to 2019.

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

Planview

In part II of this series, Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life , we reviewed the first three planning types from the eBook, “Planning Deconstructed: 5 Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy with a Dynamic and Continuous Approach,” covering financial and budgeting project plans, strategic planning, and program planning. Lean and Agile PMO

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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!) Agile Rises From the Tech Store to the Top Floor. Project Management Strategy Executio

Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

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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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

ONEPOINT is a hybrid PPM tool – offering the best of agile and traditional PM in one solution. Plus, according to their product roadmap that I've discussed with them, they will be strengthening this even more in their upcoming 2nd gen agile planning and controlling component in their next major release 19 due later in 2019. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company.

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Putting Continuous Planning Types to Work

Planview

Welcome to the finale of our four-part series that reviews the types of planning organizations have at their fingertips to convert strategy into results. Part II: Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life. Part I: Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy. They must consider people, strategies, work, outcomes, and technology. Lean and Agile PMO

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

One thing is clear though, if AI is going to figure highly in the workplace in the very near future, the business strategy and resulting plans need to be in place before any real adoption can start. Does your business have an AI-related business strategy? PMO Flashmob – the networking and learning group – has spent the last year trying to understand the impacts of AI on projects – specifically the management of projects. Project Management PMO report

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

And whilst the use of the word ‘project’ has only substantially been with us since the start of the last century, its occurrence in media now far exceeds that of the words ‘strategy’, ‘operations’ and ‘marketing’, terms more familiar to us in the course of ‘business-as-usual’ operations. This in contrast to readily accessible principles in such disciplines as sales, marketing and strategy. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Portfolio and Resource Management Tips to Gift Your PMO This Holiday Season

Planview

The best gift for your PMO: Portfolio and Resource Management tips. Your PMO @ Hyper-speed Workshops [Webinar]. As a PMO leader, you are in a prime position to drive strategic outcomes by planning and managing today’s complex, cross-organizational programs and projects that will drive value to the enterprise. Learn how to become an influential advisor and contributor to strategy and deliver value in this 5-part workshop series. The Zombie PMO Outbreak [eBook].

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The Zombie PMO Outbreak [Infographic]

Planview

The Zombie-PMO apocalypse is here. They must drive digital transformation and fuel growth strategies by delivering complex programs across the organization at speed. PMOs can no longer focus on standardization, governance, or control when the business needs agility, flexibility, and innovation. The result is an outbreak of Zombie PMOs that are simply going through the motions instead of being innovative and fully agile. ” PMOWarning!

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How to Continuously Review Your Strategic Project

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Regular retrospectives are a popular part of Agile development methodologies. In contrast, large strategic projects, that don’t use Agile, tend to only be reviewed during the closure phase, when it’s too late to course correct and feed the lessons back into the project. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Agile Project Management Strategy Execution

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10 Point Checklist for Better Project Estimates

Planview

Employ Traditional vs. Agile Approaches Strategically. Determine whether to estimate the schedule and cost based on fixed requirements (traditional model) or estimate the features that can be delivered within a fixed schedule and cost (Agile model). The strategy can vary depending on the nature of the project. PMO Vision and Trends

The World of Work is Changing—Here’s How You Can Embrace It

Planview

How quickly does your organization adapt and respond to changes, and at what speed does your team deliver on top-down strategies? Also, is your organization considering all work methods to achieve the strategy that actually delivers what your customers want? This method uses a hybrid approach to include shorter work periods (sprints) and agility to be more responsive to change as work progresses. Connecting Strategy to Delivery.

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