Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

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New year, new opportunities to advance your project management career. 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. Project management training is the glue that holds your career together. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019.

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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’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. It’s how we can help people and organisations adapt in fast-changing times.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. January to March 2019. PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Stockholm, Sweden 11-12 March 2019. SPMI Symposium: Singapore, 28-29 March, 2019. April to June 2019. July to September 2019.

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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In a new report from Strategy Execution, 86% of organisations which are delivering change through programmes and projects struggle to prioritise work streams and resources. There are further stats; 45% lack change management skills; 29% have poorly resourced initiatives; 27% lack project management skills. For organisations delivering any kind of change which is crucial for their business now and in the future, any figure above 1% is too much.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Change management is one of the most challenging components of a project’s success, but having acceptance for the changes a project brings will help realise the benefits of the project. Otherwise known as leading change from the middle , this approach is achieved when project, programme and portfolio managers are equipped with the skills to respond to the complexity of rolling out projects, while at the same time accounting for inevitable change.

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

In a recent webinar on the Disturbing Reality of Today’s PMOs we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. 50% of project management offices close within 3 years (Association for Project Mgmt). Portfolio Process Management.

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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. Healthcare PMOs must frequently incorporate regulatory changes into the portfolio, for example. Healthcare PMO’s should ensure that the organization has the right portfolio mix to accomplish its goals and be able to pivot and re-prioritize as needed.

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. We recently hosted a webinar titled “ Modern Capacity Planning – Putting the Strategy into Resource Management ” in which many attendees cited this problem as paramount in their organizations.

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

In a recent webinar we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. 50% of project management offices close within 3 years (Association for Project Mgmt). Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014).

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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. We recently hosted a webinar titled “ Modern Capacity Planning – Putting the Strategy into Resource Management ” in which many attendees cited this problem as paramount in their organizations.

3 Ways Your PMO Can Drive Business Transformation

Keyedin

We recently worked with two experts, Christopher Eskilson from Project Management Update and Peter Taylor, author of the book, The Lazy Project Manager who agree that many PMOs are working too hard for too little results. In our most recent webinar, Realign Your Vision—3 Ways the PMO Can Drive a Successful Business Transformation , Peter goes into detail. There’s nowhere else besides the PMO that large scale collaboration can take place on that level.

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Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The most effective leaders will be those that work to complement their traditional project management tools with an advanced skill set, centred on adaptive thinking. Here are our 10 project predictions to watch out for in 2019: Disruptive Technologies Will Continue Their Trajectory. Vendor Management and Outsourcing is Growing. Most project-based workers today manage vendor relationships in some capacity. Managing Changes in Change Management.

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

Girl's Guide to PM

They can then use this as a reference while you are away and update it with anything that changes. If you have an automated approvals process or a project management workflow, such as the change management process, set up a delegate for your time away so that you don’t inadvertently stop changes or processes moving forward while you are away. Remind your manager and/or project sponsor. We’re approaching the summer holidays – yes, really! –

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2020, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. Use the calendar or scroll down to see some featured project management conferences for the year. November December 2019 January. The theme is “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives.”

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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

The speaker line-up included Rohit Talwar who was a keynote Futurologist speaker at the Association of Project Management Conference 2018 as well as Stuart Easton, CEO of Transparent Choice. 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.

5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

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. Part 1: Driving Agile at Scale: The Agile PMO. The speed and flexibility of Agile make it an attractive working mechanism for the entire organization, and the PMO is in the ideal position to lead the way.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members). There is much to uncover in the report so here are just five areas covered and what that might mean for project management practitioners. What is interesting about this is, what does a fintech project manager look like?

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Top 10 Project Management Conferences You Can Not Afford to Miss in 2020

Taskque

The momentum at which project management is evolving is making it tough for project managers to keep pace with it. New project management methodologies , tools, best practices and trends replace old ones. Project management conferences help you stay updated with all the latest developments in the project management industry. Moreover, it also enables you to hone your project management skills so you can manage projects more efficiently.

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Ask A PM: How to Convince My Team to Use Time Tracking

LiquidPlanner

The most difficult aspect is changing people’s perception and getting buy in to do the timesheets. In the past, managing and reporting time was never required, but our company has moved on in project management maturity and in the work we do. However, the good news is that it’s like any organizational change. Plan how you are going to introduce the change to working practice including a good ‘story’ about why the change is necessary.

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Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In 2019, Strategy Execution conducted a global survey among project execution professionals across the world to better understand the skill and capability gaps preventing organisations from executing successfully on their most critical strategic priorities. In addition, we also worked with our partners at Duke Corporate Education to analyse the state of project management and the project-based economy. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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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. Risk management training teaches that an official budget – the base case – should be considered in the context of three scenarios: worst case, best case and most likely. Companies with the fundamental strategic skills and rigor will have the strength to continue growing even when the economic environment is changing rapidly around them.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria. Learn about digital transformation, engagement strategies for employees and management, and how to manage stakeholders in digital projects.

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Calculating the Return from your Project Portfolio Management Investment

Keyedin

Whether implementing a Project Portfolio Management tool across IT, Professional Services or your PMO the investment can be significant. One key benefit of Project Portfolio Management software is a single version of the truth, derived through greater visibility and control over people, projects, financials, deliverables, and benefits. Common project and program management activities, streamlined by PPM software include: Reduce Project Status Reporting.

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Top Features to Look for in Project Management Software

MavenLink

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. What are the Best Project Management Software Features? Agile Project Change Management. Project Management performance management

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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. When we look back over the last decade we can clearly see how much has changed for people working in project management. and it may mean that a large proportion of the PMO may get swallowed up by the click of a button.

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

Keyedin

Recent research from the Project Management Institute is clear: Almost fifty percent of projects managed in PMOs are agile or hybrid based. Agile projects are structured for iterative planning, forecasting and reporting, and can look very different and come at a much quicker cadence than traditional project management (PM). The financial, ERP and IT service management systems need to be pulled in, as well, to effectively manage resources or costs across disparate projects.

Top 10 Project Management Conferences for 2020

Appfluence

Top 10 Project Management Conferences for 2020. Project management is a constantly developing role within companies and between projects. Conferences are a key asset for staying updated on the most effective project management tools and strategies and networking with your peers in the project management field. Take advantage of the vibrant project management community by planning to attend one or more of these conferences throughout the year.

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5 Takeaways: Strategic PPM Management for Products, not Projects

Keyedin

The Gartner PPM Summit is the annual event that brings together top project and portfolio management leaders from all over the world. Hearing from analysts with dozens of years of experience working with PPM leaders, learning from companies that are at the forefront of change, and being a part of the solution that drives that change was invigorating. That means enabling teams to manage risk better and respond promptly to the demands of strategic change.

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

Keyedin

Recent research from the Project Management Institute is clear: Almost fifty percent of projects managed in PMOs are agile or hybrid based. Agile projects are structured for iterative planning, forecasting and reporting, and can look very different and come at a much quicker cadence than traditional project management (PM). The financial, ERP and IT service management systems need to be pulled in, as well, to effectively manage resources or costs across disparate projects.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria . Learn about digital transformation, engagement strategies for employees and management, and how to manage stakeholders in digital projects.

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How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

Effective Change Management. When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments. Flexible Resource Management. When a team is small, its projects are normally small meaning that the resources required are much less and more manageable with simple tools. Demand management.

Calculating the Return from your Project Portfolio Management Investment

Keyedin

Whether implementing Project Portfolio Management software across IT, Professional Services or your PMO the investment can be significant. One key benefit of Project Portfolio Management software is a single version of the truth, derived through greater visibility and control over people, projects, financials, deliverables, and benefits. Common project and program management activities, streamlined by PPM software include: Reduce Project Status Reporting.

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. We’ve compiled a glossary of essential and the most frequently used project management terms that can be a good assistant for you in your work. . is a project management methodology focused on team communication and feedback rather than strict following rules and scripts. . Configuration Management Plan . Cost Management .

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. We’ve compiled a glossary of essential and the most frequently used project management terms that can be a good assistant for you in your work. . is a project management methodology focused on team communication and feedback rather than strict following rules and scripts. . Configuration Management Plan . Cost Management .

5 Common Project Portfolio Management Adoption Hurdles and How to Avoid Them

Keyedin

Explore the 5 most common Project Portfolio Management Adoption Hurdles and How to Avoid Them. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software is designed to provide clarity and accountability to your entire project management and project delivery process. The Project Portfolio Management implementation itself will bring about change and just like any other change management project, it will likely be met with some degree of resistance.

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5 Common Project Portfolio Management Adoption Hurdles and How to Avoid Them

Keyedin

Explore the 5 most common Project Portfolio Management Adoption Hurdles and How to Avoid Them. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software is designed to provide clarity and accountability to your entire project management and project delivery process. The Project Portfolio Management implementation itself will bring about change and just like any other change management project, it will likely be met with some degree of resistance.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The Project Management Institute also reports that in the projects that were deemed failures, the following causes were contributing factors: change in project objectives (37%), inaccurate requirements gathering (35%), inadequate vision or goal for project (29%), failure to identify opportunities and risks (29%), inaccurate cost estimates (28%), and poor change management (28%) amongst others. Project managers need to make risk management part of their weekly routine.

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Selecting a Project Management Tool IS a Project

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Recently, I have seen a more online posts asking questions about what project management tool(s) a company should buy: What tool does everyone recommend? My company would like a project management tool? I’d like your opinion on a project management tool that is cloud-based and easy to use. First, let me stress that researching, finding and implementing a project management software tool IS A PROJECT! Selecting a project management tool is a project.

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Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Prosperi’s Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration showcase session being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Larry: Our tagline is really all about specifically Microsoft Project and then helping organizations optimize end-to-end project management lifecycles. A lot of what you see here is we’ve got change going on everywhere.

The Business Analyst

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The most successful organisations can identify opportunities for self-improvement and conceive of changes that can make them more efficient, more successful and better equipped to achieve their goals. But, all too often, these new ideas get discussed, everyone resoundingly agrees they’re a good idea and then, somehow, the changes fail to work. Given their inherent skill set, Business Analysts are naturally suited to lead and integrate major organisation-wide change.