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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. 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.

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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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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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?

LiquidPlanner

In your project management career, you’ll have multiple opportunities to perform different project management roles ranging from a project analyst to a program manager. A typical project manager career path takes this progression: Project Coordinator. Project Manager. Senior Project Manager. Program Manager. Portfolio Manager. One job role missing from the PM career path is a stint in the project management office.

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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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. Does your business have an AI-related business strategy?

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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. All business initiatives are achieved through projects, so assessing and ranking these projects in order of importance to the business strategy give organisations the confidence to embrace risk. Aligning execution with intended strategy is the overarching theme. Applying and maintaining alignment of the initiative to overall strategy.

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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards

Planview

Does your PMO generate portfolio dashboards for stakeholders and executives? Does it help your PMO be seen as a value driver? In a 2019 Deloitte survey of 1,000 U.S. The Savvy PMO recognizes this and makes access to highly visual, useful data an imperative by providing comprehensive portfolio dashboards. This is especially crucial today as organizations are making rapid changes in strategies, priorities, and budgets. Project Portfolio Management

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Project management is no different. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. As an organization, it offers training and certification in project management, and it reports regularly on industry trends. The Project Management Institute also sets the standard for ethics in the field. What are the roots that uphold this giant in project management?

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2018 to make 2018 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. The extension of self-care is caring for others, also crucial for project management and change management.

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