Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. Change Management 2019. deliver:Agile 2019. Future PMO. PMO Symposium.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

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. How do People Consume Project Management Blogs? I’m moved to ask this question after a conversation with my friend, Ron Rosenhead , whose blog I feature below. Camel Blog.

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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? I couldn’t fit it all in this blog post. 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.

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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: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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. Perhaps it’s not called a PMO – it can be called anything. Where the PMO Closes the Gap. The PMO can: Assist in setting up the portfolio management processes and tools.

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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. Madsen’s Twitter account is a must-follow for project management information and continuing education, and her thoroughly researched and engaging writing on the industry has previously appeared on our blog. He writes consistently on his blog about software development and lean, Kanban and agile development principles.

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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

Planview

First, let’s acknowledge that it’s not easy to establish an effective prioritization process when your PMO and teams are in high demand. In fact, according to PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession report , while 87 percent of PMO directors characterize such processes as “very important” or “essential,” only 12 percent state that they are already “excellent” at prioritizing initiatives. [1]. How do you prioritize your work?

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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. The Savvy PMO is grounded in reality when creating their prioritized list. Demonstrating the importance of your PMO by delivering value based on strategic outcomes rather than project outputs.

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What Is a PMO? PMO Meaning and Examples

Teamweek

In the last decade, more and more corporations have developed a project management office (PMO) to benefit their business. To get started, you’ll want to learn more about PMO examples, how to set one up, and how to train your employees. What Is a PMO? The PMO definition essentially means an internal or external group at a company. The PMO meaning also involves tracking the directions and project status for each group. PMO Examples. What is a PMO?

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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute of Learning

On November 7, 2019, IIL will celebrate the 16 th anniversary of International Project Management Day, also known as IPM Day. In this article, we outline the key themes that emerge at IIL’s IPM Day 2019. There is a reason that this statement is the theme of IPM Day 2019. The need for project managers to focus on Benefits and Value is an overriding theme at IPM Day 2019. How could an Agile PMO function and does that even make sense in the first place?

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a password-protected page of the blog with direct links to everything for you to download. If you are looking for information on project budgeting, check out my blog over at ProjectManagement.com, The Money Files. Leigh Espy’s blog, ProjectBliss.net , has a range of downloadable, practical project management templates, with no software bias attached. Note: These sources were reliable and correct as at 28 June 2019. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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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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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. >> Read the full Top 10 Trends report for 2019. Strategy Execution’s CEO, Christoffer Ellehuus, gives a preview of this year’s Trends: This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare a Holiday Handover at work (with email templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

A shorter version of this article first appeared on the PMO Perspectives blog. We’re approaching the summer holidays – yes, really! – and if your projects have run like mine this year, your carefully planned deadlines no longer coincide with the dates that you are going to be out of the office. I don’t like going away and leaving my work in someone else’s hands.

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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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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. The PMO and stakeholders have visibility into flow, blockers, and dependencies; and teams can better coordinate work planning, execution, reporting, and alignment with value streams and strategy. Read the Lean Portfolio Management: Lean-Agile Governance Blog.

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Five Ways Capacity Planning Will Prove Your PMO’s Value

Keyedin

These are great questions and we know that every day, executive sponsors pressure the PMO leaders to “pull a rabbit out of their hats” when allocating resources. As a PMO leader, you know that skilful resource demand planning , without pushing your talent to their limits, is a better way to protect the bottom line. Protect your bottom line by spreading resources wisely from the top down, across the enterprise.

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Five Ways Capacity Planning Will Prove Your PMO’s Value

Keyedin

These are great questions and we know that every day, executive sponsors pressure the PMO leaders to “pull a rabbit out of their hats” when allocating resources. As a PMO leader, you know that skilful resource demand planning, without pushing your talent to their limits, is a better way to protect the bottom line. Protect your bottom line by spreading resources wisely from the top down, across the enterprise.

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Project Management Q&A: I’m Getting Nowhere with My Job Applications. What am I Doing Wrong?

Arras People

Roles to look out for are co-ordinators; officers; analysts; controllers; planners and some will have PMO in the title. Want your question answered on the blog? I’ve applied for over 50 positions in the last few months and I’m getting nowhere – no feedback, no interviews. What am I doing wrong? This will be my first project management role since gaining my CAPM and graduating from college.

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How to Be a Mentor

Girl's Guide to PM

A version of this article first appeared on the PMO Perspectives blog in 2014. It’s a great honour to be asked to mentor someone, and whether that arrangement comes about as a result of an informal discussion or a formal corporate scheme, you should take the commitment to be a mentor seriously.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

As we finalize our six-part blog series on how to become agile, let’s take a look back at the previous five blogs and provide you with a brief summary of their key points. Throughout this series, we’ve discussed the five ways to become agile, addressed the primary issues and roadblocks, as well as the critical steps required to transform the PMO, all based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale. Lean and Agile PMO

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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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Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management. Business units present their ideas to the PMO in an annual planning meeting. In traditional organizations, this power resides with the PMO. In order to make informed decisions, the PMO requires teams to gather requirements and data and create plans for work that likely won’t be started for months. By the time the PMO receives the plan, it might already be out of date. Lean and Agile PMO

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

This blogs provides a simple analogy about leveraging continuous planning when planning a trip, how to evaluate planning practices within your organization, steps to consider when beginning your planning process, and the capabilities needed to advance your continuous planning process. Project : Determine the objective of the trip: Write a blog about your visit. Research all of the site-seeing locations you plan to visit that will contribute to your blog. Lean and Agile PMO

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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. Stay tuned to the Planview Blog for the next part of this blog series where we’ll review investment and capacity planning, outcome planning and roadmapping, to help your organization advance the way they plan and achieve business outcomes. Lean and Agile PMO

Help! I am stuck in the toaster of life!

The Lazy Project Manager

Today was one of the ‘bizarre’ ones but it has led me to consider what was written and the result is this blog piece. And you know what, I am absolutely stuck in the toaster of life, wondering what to do next – whether to carry on doing what I have done for many years (PMO leadership at a global level), focus on my private world of project management leadership, speaking, writing, training, coaching etc, or head off to find something brand new.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. Traditionally, in an effort to maintain alignment and consistency across the portfolio, organizations have dedicated a centralized Program Management Office (PMO) to planning, program management, and solution definition. Through centralizing key elements of portfolio operations by utilizing new, different operational functions such as an Agile PMO, and Lean-Agile Centers of Excellence (LACE).

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

Planview

That wraps up all the planning types we’ll discuss in this blog series. Lean and Agile PMOIn 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.

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

Planview

Simply read what you can now, then bookmark this blog so you’ll have it saved for later. 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. The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale [Whitepaper].

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10 Point Checklist for Better Project Estimates

Planview

For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog. PMO Vision and TrendsThe following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas. From all the previous six parts of this series, it should be clear that effective estimation is a primary driver of project success, resource planning, and portfolio alignment.

5 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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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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It’s Time to Start Planning for Resources

Planview

For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog. PMO Vision and TrendsThe following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas.

6 Reasons Why Projects are Late

Planview

For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog. PMO Vision and TrendsThe following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas. So far in this series, we’ve examined a number of ways to improve problems with project estimates.

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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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. Once you’ve settled on your approach, you can begin evaluating the types of plans that will help meet your goals, which we’ll cover throughout the rest of this blog series. Lean and Agile PMO Product InnovationToday’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed.

Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Twitter was originally known as the short-form blog, it’s lost its way a little but using it in this way also means I can get chatting with others that are also interested in what I’m learning about. 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?

Project Estimation Methods

Planview

For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog. Stay tuned to the blog for the next parts of this series, in which we will cover estimates and resource availability, management and contingency reserves, estimating mega-projects, using multi-point estimates, and reason why your projects are late. PMO Vision and Trends