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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?

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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?

LiquidPlanner

Project managers wonder where the PMO fits in their career as many project managers are rewarded with more projects and higher complexity and scope—not detours into process, methodology, and compliance. Is joining a PMO a good career move? Will I be stuck if I go into the PMO?

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategic Risk Management. This may surprise some project managers who may not see much evidence of strategic risk management percolating down to project level, other than perhaps a (not always enforced) requirement to produce a risk register for their project.

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The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

Keyedin

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. As business partners, your PMO teams will need to exhibit strategically-impactful results.

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

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. In this case, the budget is adjusted at any time during the cycle to accommodate changes in customer requests.

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How Risk Management is Crucial to Project Management

Planview

It is impossible to talk about project management without talking about risk. Risk management is an underutilized but necessary part of effective project management. Avoidance – changing plans to completely avoid the risk. Do so at your own (ahem) risk.

Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

Government PMO,” says Derek Huether, an enterprise Agile coach and trainer. “It was a traditional PMO, filled with certified professionals doing very good work in very specific areas of expertise.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

There’s no point in creating a dashboard that includes a box about forecasted budget if you don’t have any expenditure on your project because it’s all non-costed internal resource. Budget. You can track budget by phase. BVDash Project Budget Example.

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

WorkOtter

Unfortunately, some mistakes turn into implementation disasters where budgets, time, and the careers (of those who picked the software and planed the roll-out) go to die. Budget (include capitalization). Increase the budget dramatically.

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9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

More recently, my projects have been operating under a formal PMO structure, and much of what goes in a project management plan is basically repeating the formal processes. RAID stands for: Risks. Formal reporting to the PMO. Project Budget Tracker.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

It’s proven that managing portfolios better creates cost efficiencies and helps companies complete more projects to specifications and to budget requirements. Transformed Performance: Let’s face it—when you’re prey to overruns and drastically hobbled by poor resource deployment, your PMO isn’t performing the way it should. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

At Execview we ensure that your project, programme managers and PMO staff are all fully trained to use our PPM tool by providing a full training package for all users and ongoing support. This is another key importance for any PMO as without governance and auditability you have no control.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

It’s proven that managing portfolios better creates cost efficiencies and helps companies complete more projects to specifications and to budget requirements. Transformed Performance: Let’s face it—when you’re prey to overruns and drastically hobbled by poor resource deployment, your PMO isn’t performing the way it should. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

For example: Budget position. Any risks, issues or changes that need to be formally brought to the attention of the report recipient. If you are setting up a PMO for example, you’ll want your project managers to use something more formal.

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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

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.

Is Your Strategic Project at Risk Due to Poor Implementation of Proven Project Management Practices?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Risk management, for instance, has little value if all we do is log the risks and assign ownership and mitigating actions, without subsequently following up and taking these risks into consideration when planning, estimating and executing the project.

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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.

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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. Project schedules can no longer be the PMO’s core focus.

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

As we step into 2019, what project management statistics should you be aware of? File sharing, time tracking, email integration, Gantt Charts, and budget management are the top five most used and requested features in project management software.

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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.

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The Commercial Project Manager

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

With only a 8% margin in the original budget, this soon became a loss-making project. The supplier has used that float to allocate resources to the project, optimise resource loading within the project, and optimised risk using the float. Budget Contract Management Project Management

The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

It includes a dependency log as well as ways to track risks, issues, actions and more. Project constraints could be factors that limit the time, resources or budget available to the project. Step 4: Ensure the Major Dependencies and Constraints are in Your Risk Log.

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10 Point Checklist for Better Project Estimates

Planview

Use multiple levels of progressively accurate estimates; from order-of-magnitude to budget to baseline. Cover your bases when submitting Appropriation Requests by demonstrating due diligence, offering rationale for the chosen solution, and outlining the risks and contingency plans.

Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake

Planview

I came from a project management background and I was always concerned about time, scope, and budget. Did I deliver the project on time, was it in budget or under budget, and did we accomplish what we were supposed to accomplish?

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It’s Time to Start Planning for Resources

Planview

Estimates that mitigate risk. These alternate resources may be more expensive, less competent, or both, so a negative schedule and/or budget impact is still quite possible in any case. Caveats and risks should be distinctly pointed out. PMO Vision and Trends

Add More Value to Your Projects in 2020

Brad Egeland

Are you looking for new ways in 2020 to push your project management office (PMO) or PM infrastructure over the fence into new service and performance territory? Then go into the detail on project health items – schedule, budget, resource planning, issues, change orders, risks, etc.

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The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Business leaders and corporate executives need to find the optimal way to achieve growth while at the same time, manage the risks. The first step toward embracing risk is to realise that risks aren’t all bad – positive risks are in fact opportunities. Risk management.

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Turning Good Project Management into Great Project Leadership

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

As a senior project manager or head of a PMO, it is important to assess teams for any skill gaps that may be inhibiting or preventing project success. Teams are struggling against risks they should have planned for or avoided. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

5 Tips for Improving Project and Task Management

Keyedin

By taking this simple approach, you can fast track your way towards an active PMO and provide greater business value and alignment in the short term.

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

Projects go over budget: Small issues will add up to create some very big budget problems. Being able to simulate a project during the planning phase is a major advantage because it helps mitigate risk, improving the chances of success.

5 Tips for Improving Project and Task Management

Keyedin

By taking this simple approach, you can fast track your way towards an active PMO and provide greater business value and alignment in the short term.

Book Review: A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

How to Run the Perfect Project Meeting Risks are Real. And if you're directing a PMO, get a copy for all of your staff. it won't break your PM budget.

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is a process of detecting risks related to the time allowances for activities in particular or a project in general, with the width of estimates range indicating a respective level of risk. Budget at Completion (BAC) . Budgeting . Control Risks . Determine Budget

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is a process of detecting risks related to the time allowances for activities in particular or a project in general, with the width of estimates range indicating a respective level of risk. Budget at Completion (BAC) . Budgeting . Control Risks . Determine Budget

Factors Driving Project Management Within An Enterprise Environment

Keyedin

Businesses are continually confronted with the challenge of tying together disparate processes and locations, multiple disciplines, technologies and departments as well as managing non-finite resources and budgets.

Business Analysis for Internet of Things (IoT) Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

It is during the second step that BAs need to map those requirements to a set of features which can be implemented within the project budget and project timescale. You will also need to consider the costs, the benefits, the risks and the compliance issues in typical business scenarios:-.

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Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Portfolio Management and Risk Management. If portfolio management is to be effective it should always be linked to the two organisation-wide processes of budgeting cycle and enterprise risk management. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Factors Driving Project Management Within An Enterprise Environment

Keyedin

Businesses are continually confronted with the challenge of tying together disparate processes and locations, multiple disciplines, technologies and departments as well as managing non-finite resources and budgets.