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 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 for the PMO.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. PMO Managers: When cut by those indicating that they operate as PMO Managers the top 10 delivers the table below. The post The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role appeared first on arraspeople.

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PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

MPUG

A few years ago, I was hired as a Project Management Office (PMO) consultant for a software products company. My assignment was to setup their PMO, implement best practices, and oversee projects for twelve months before handing over the setup to the client.

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Business Analysis for Internet of Things (IoT) Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Once Upon Another Time , Business Analysis was only performed in large companies, with large mainframes and even larger teams that spanned IT, marketing and finance. We are now so used to seeing dashboards, that we forget Business Analysis, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence are simply different facets of the same underlying ‘movement’. Business analysis involves principally two things:-. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Business Analysis

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PMO Symposium 2018 Recap

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2018 brought 600+ executives, PMO leaders and decision makers together for 4 days of executive level sessions, cutting edge keynotes from global experts, interactive workshops and a sponsor lounge that featured today’s innovative software solutions and services providers for project management offices. The theme for this year’s PMO Symposium was “Where Leaders Meet.” Lack of strategic vision within the PMO.

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PMO Symposium 2018 Recap

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2018 brought 600+ executives, PMO leaders and decision makers together for 4 days of executive level sessions, cutting edge keynotes from global experts, interactive workshops and a sponsor lounge that featured today’s innovative software solutions and services providers for project management offices. The theme for this year’s PMO Symposium was “Where Leaders Meet.” Lack of strategic vision within the PMO.

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Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO

Planview

Regardless of whether you’re still learning how to prioritize projects or you’re a seasoned veteran, you can walk away from this blog knowing how to become a Savvy PMO. It may require a little experimenting to find the right method to match the needs of your PMO and organization.

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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. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. I hope in early 2019, it will be much more.

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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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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. Lean and Agile PMO

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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

A community of interest can take many forms, from your professional community of project managers at work, perhaps organised by your PMO, an online community or an industry group or professional body that you are part of – one that has regular meet ups. Whether you join the Project Management Café group on Facebook, the PMO Flashmob , or the discussion groups on LinkedIn, you’ll learn something if you chip into the discussion and meet new people.

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Why the PMO Must Use Communication to Reduce the Impact of Change

Keyedin

If data is the lifeblood of the PMO, communicating that data to keep project and program stakeholders engaged and confident is the body through which that lifeblood travels. Where you have issues, face them openly, address any impact on the business case and then restate the cost, effort and benefit analysis so that it is clear that in spite of the expected challenges, this is something worthwhile, something vital for the future success of the business

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Why the PMO Must Use Communication to Reduce the Impact of Change

Keyedin

If PMO software is the lifeblood of the PMO, communicating that data to keep project and program stakeholders engaged and confident is the body through which that lifeblood travels. Where you have issues, face them openly, address any impact on the business case and then restate the cost, effort and benefit analysis so that it is clear that in spite of the expected challenges, this is something worthwhile, something vital for the future success of the business

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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. Lean and Agile PMO

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

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. Many traditional portfolio management solutions are designed for mature PMO’s and include a lot of functionality that teams either don’t use or may not have the sophistication to use successfully.

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Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake

Planview

There are a lot of meetings that have to happen, discussions, documentation, and market analysis. Planview recently held a webinar with Michael Havison, Portfolio Director at Parkview Health where the focus was on project prioritization with strategic work intake.

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

Planview

As organizations adapt to new work methodologies, new approaches to planning, funding, and analysis will develop, shifting to ‘just enough’ governance and a more lean approach to portfolio management. These efforts coincide with the PMO and the business using PPM for lean portfolio management, while still keeping track of meeting regulatory and compliance requirements. Has your organization evolved in terms of how work gets done?

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The Business Analyst

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Through requirements analysis and traceability, BAs can help tie the changes back to a specific organisational objective so staff can make the connection. Through findings from gap analysis, variance analysis and force field analysis, BAs can definitively state “Here’s what will happen if we don’t do this. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Business Analysis

Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Training Needs Analysis. You can get as formal as you need to with training needs analysis. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. You 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? How do you make sure that once the training is over and you head back to the office, that you’re still able to utilise what you have learnt?

Start Viewing Your IT Department as a Strategic Partner to the Organization

Planview

This combination of product development release tracking, product maturity tracking, and market analysis can help an organization gain the visibility needed to make better strategic and staffing decisions around products and projects. PMO Vision and TrendsThe following content is taken from the whitepaper, “Portfolio-Driven Performance: The 7 Process Areas That Drive IT and Business Results,” written by Jerry Manas.

Top Features to Look for in Project Management Software

MavenLink

Portfolio Analysis Platform. A project management software that provides detailed reports with useful data can elevate the business intelligence in your PMO. When most people think of project management software, they think of a centralized to-do list that organizes tasks and responsibilities. However, project management is about so much more than just task management. Project management includes overseeing the entire process of working a project through to completion.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

February 19-21, Sydney — The Seventh PMO Leadership Forum gathers PM experts of different levels to learn successful case studies on determining, evaluating, and broadcasting your PMO value, as well as examine strategies to improve your project delivery and PM processes in general, embrace digital transformation journey, and more. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

This analysis also provides deeper knowledge and insight with which to compare different projects’ returns. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Business leaders and corporate executives need to find the optimal way to achieve growth while at the same time, manage the risks. But when deciding which initiatives to pursue and how to allocate limited resources among them, organisations often don’t choose well.

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Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution

Planview

In this way, strategic planning and investment analysis are no longer separate functions, but are linked. PMO Vision and TrendsThe following content is taken from the whitepaper, “Portfolio-Driven Performance: The 7 Process Areas That Drive IT and Business Results,” written by Jerry Manas. To make it more easily accessible to you, we are giving it everlasting life here on the blog.

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.

Five Best Practices for Allocating Resources

Keyedin

PMO leaders, like Game of Thrones, it’s “allocate or die” The highest-rated fantasy TV show ever is about to start its eighth and final season. In that spirit, we offer five best practices and their corresponding pain points to help you gain the transparency and control you need to prioritize your people and experience more success in your resource-centric program management office (PMO).

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Burning Questions: Portfolio Planning

Keyedin

Question #2: What advice do you have for a PMO with a lack of corporate strategy & vision? If no one will provide this, the PMO team may need to formulate their assumption of the strategy. What if" analysis" or "scenario modeling" tools allow you to formulate the mix of projects that will create the most value for firm while remaining within your realistic capacity to deliver projects.

Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

“I was told there would be no math” If agility is now a prerequisite for firms to continuously execute on their digital strategy, then PMO leaders need to double down on linking product outcomes to this particular business strategy. When portfolio management gets sufficiently agile, you can “become the communication and analysis vehicle for the entire organization.” Do you have overarching themes to inform your strategic PMO?

Five Best Practices for Allocating Resources

Keyedin

PMO leaders, like Game of Thrones, it’s “allocate or die” The highest-rated fantasy TV show ever is about to start its eighth and final season. In that spirit, we offer five best practices and their corresponding pain points to help you gain the transparency and control you need to prioritize your people and experience more success in your resource-centric program management office (PMO).

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Is It Possible To Have Too Much Data?

Meisterplan

You may even utilize a consulting firm to perform a detailed analysis of your workflows and identify ways to be more productive. At the center of the Lean PPM framework is the Portfolio Board which typically includes senior management and PMO members. Imagine this: Your project landscape is getting more complicated and confusing all the time. Key resources are being booked on multiple projects at the same time.

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

KeyedIn is sponsoring the first ever online event hosted by PM Times: We are excited to be a part of the very first BA&PM Times Online Conference for a day filled with the best of both business analysis and project management. Agile Product Ownership and Business Analysis – Models of Collaboration to Get to Viable Products by Angela Wick. Over-Managed: Top Five Risks of Tactical PMO by Osama Aziz.

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Burning Questions: Portfolio Planning

Keyedin

Question #2: What advice do you have for a PMO with a lack of corporate strategy & vision? If no one will provide this, the PMO team may need to formulate their assumption of the strategy. What if" analysis" or "scenario modeling" tools allow you to formulate the mix of projects that will create the most value for firm while remaining within your realistic capacity to deliver projects.

Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

“I was told there would be no math” If agility is now a prerequisite for firms to continuously execute on their digital strategy, then PMO leaders need to double down on linking product outcomes to this particular business strategy. When portfolio management gets sufficiently agile, you can “become the communication and analysis vehicle for the entire organization.” Do you have overarching themes to inform your strategic PMO?

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

February 19-21, Sydney — The Seventh PMO Leadership Forum gathers PM experts of different levels to learn successful case studies on determining, evaluating, and broadcasting your PMO value, as well as examine strategies to improve your project delivery and PM processes in general, embrace digital transformation journey, and more. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

KeyedIn is sponsoring the first ever online event hosted by PM Times: We are excited to be a part of the very first BA&PM Times Online Conference for a day filled with the best of both business analysis and project management. Agile Product Ownership and Business Analysis – Models of Collaboration to Get to Viable Products by Angela Wick. Over-Managed: Top Five Risks of Tactical PMO by Osama Aziz.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Ngrams – the incidence of the word ‘project’ in media was determined by use of Google ngram analysis, analysing the total incidence of the word in a vast body of media indexed by Google. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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5 Things Your CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

Brad Egeland

The paralysis of analysis won’t serve you well. Build it into your project management processes and methodology and educate your PMO director and project managers on the importance of risk management and cyber security. I’m pretty sure by now that executives in organizations – especially organizations with some sensitive data to secure – are paying at least some cursory attention to cyber security and cyber crime.

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

Assumption Analysis . is completing all activities, gathering all project records and their further analysis. Float Analysis . Project Management Office (PMO) . Qualitative Risk Analysis. Reserve Analysis . Swot Analysis . Trend Analysis . What-if Scenario Analysis . If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms.