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 Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

Taking data from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset we were able to construct the table below which shows the take up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. PMO – P3O : PMO certifications (highlighted in yellow in the table) are very healthy given the fact that this is a subset of the project management domain. For more PMO related certificates see here.

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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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PMO Health Check 101

Brad Egeland

Do you have a healthy PMO? Is it constructed for the “now” or for the long haul? If you are a project-centric organization, then a project management office (PMO) that is run effectively, efficiently, productively and focused on delivering great projects from great leaders is what it's all about. PMO health is all about. A PMO that is headed in the right direction has an experienced leader at the helm. What struggles are you having with your PMO?

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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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Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

Looking through the data from the 2019 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report (2019 PMBR) it really reinforces the fact that project management is so richly diverse when viewed across the many organisations and industries where these important skills are used. Here are just a few from the 2019 PMBR to highlight what I mean: Identified Practitioner Group. PMO Analyst. PMO Co-ordinator/Administrator. PMO Manager. Head of PMO.

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How Risk Management is Crucial to Project Management

Planview

In the construction industry, it has long been standard practice to provide three estimates: Normal estimate. 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. For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog. It is impossible to talk about project management without talking about risk.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

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. June 25–26, Paris — International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management is a set of scientific events aiming to help researchers and scholars make a common contribution to the development of construction engineering and project management fields.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

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. June 25–26, Paris — International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management is a set of scientific events aiming to help researchers and scholars make a common contribution to the development of construction engineering and project management fields.

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Three Project Management Lessons Learned from the London Crossrail Project

Keyedin

You know the one, you’ve been stuck behind lorries for years due to the endless construction—and it’s only 70 percent done. The right PMO tool can take care of this in the agile or directive PM modes by managing the appropriate information on a demand continuum that includes each lifecycle resource – before the project even begins. The article discussed other best practices used in the Crossrail PMO.

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Identifying the Internal Challenges and Barriers to Project Portfolio Management Adoption

Keyedin

However in our recent webinar the Disturbing Reality of Todays PMO we highlighted some of the key statistics on why PMOs fail. What are the biggest challenges when it comes to implementing Project Portfolio Management Software or adopting a PMO initiative? Top management commitment to and an understanding of the purpose and value add of the PMO is critical.

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.

The Kick-off Meetings: Checklist for a Motivating Project Start

Inloox

These include, for example: Important contact persons e.g. within the team, in the PMO or the customer’s organization. In case of larger projects, such as federal construction projects, press conferences are also held or selected press representatives are admitted to certain parts of the kick-off event. A good project start is essential for good teamwork and project success.

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Three Project Management Lessons Learned from the London Crossrail Project

Keyedin

You know the one, you’ve been stuck behind lorries for years due to the endless construction—and it’s only 70 percent done. The right PMO tool can take care of this in the agile or directive PM modes by managing the appropriate information on a demand continuum that includes each lifecycle resource – before the project even begins. The article discussed other best practices used in the Crossrail PMO.

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Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects

MPUG

Here’s one that bit me on my last project worked, an effort to construct wind sensors before installing wind turbines across remote regions in Nepal. I suggest that every project manager explore this view on successfully handling command and control, and that they apply those lessons within your PMO. Wheels up!

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Identifying the Internal Challenges and Barriers to Project Portfolio Management Adoption

Keyedin

However in our recent webinar the Disturbing Reality of Todays PMO we highlighted some of the key statistics on why PMOs fail. What are the biggest challenges when it comes to implementing Project Portfolio Management Software or adopting a PMO initiative? Top management commitment to and an understanding of the purpose and value add of the PMO is critical.

Is DevOps Possible Without Agile?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

By using short cycles, positive mindset, constructive feedback and automation, the results should be relevant for our customers without too much time wasted of activities that do not add value. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. A few months ago, I was having a coffee with a fellow Agile Coach talking about DevOps when he suddenly says “what is DevOps anyway?”. To which I replied, “You’re right!”. Sounds like a joke? It’s not!

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Further, he shows that the ‘project-thinking’ evident in the construction of the pyramids, Rwanda’s Reconstruction and Reconcilement program and the rescue of the miners in Chile, allows civilisation to make major strides, achieving beyond scientific and cultural limits. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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How to Create a Proven Project Management Framework

Workamajig

It doesn’t matter whether you’re running an agency, a construction firm, or leading an engineering team, a well-formulated framework will help you develop best practices, create structure, and get organized. In PMBOK, for example, the project initiation stage involves developing a business case, undertaking a feasibility study, and setting up a PMO. A well-defined project management framework will bring much-needed order to your projects.

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Properly constructed, they offer rich risk information that provides risk aggregation vertically and horizontally through the enterprise. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Experienced managers know the value of the ‘elevator view’, that is, knowing when to press the button for the top floor to look down at the bigger picture, and when to descend to the ground floor to get down ‘amongst the weeds’.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM

MPUG

Gardener just came out with a report, it was published July 30th of 2019 so if you’re watching this 10 years from now, it’s still a good report. We can flag it as a high priority and then I also have to report to the PMO and the compliance team on this activity because we’re talking about process mapping. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 2 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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How to Continuously Review Your Strategic Project

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

It’s okay to point out processes that are broken and mistakes that were made, but the purpose isn’t to criticize and put people down but rather to constructively look at areas for improvement. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Regular retrospectives are a popular part of Agile development methodologies.

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

MPUG

Then a focus if you have it, a PMO or a EPMO, where you can focus on capacity and best practices. Some in the US are large healthcare hospital systems, also out in Southern Florida with construction management and residential and many are subs here in the US that also work in South America, a parents or child relationship there as well. This can be from the task, the project managers to the ongoing folks that roll up to the PMO.

Program Management Office Situational Awareness

Herding Cats

It's for the Program Execution Officer for nearly a Billion $ of construction and operations. My colleague, Pat Barker, just released a collection of PMO guides that we'll pout use here and on other programs. I'm starting a new engagement next week at the same place I'm working now. Click through the image below to find them. Project Management

A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

It goes back to the 1960s, when project management became a discipline in aerospace, construction and defense industries. He was the project manager for the construction of PMI’s World Headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. The PMI EMEA Congress 2019 takes place in mid-May in Dublin, Ireland. The PMO Symposium is a place to exchange best practices and new insights into the strategies and practices in project management.

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Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

After a local arts event was cancelled in my hometown, it was discovered that their insurance (taken out November 2019) excluded compensation for cancellation caused by ‘SARS, MERS, Influenza or any virus related to these’- such as Covid-19. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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