Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job. In this article we start by taking a look at the most important component when it comes to finding a new PMO job. I get a lot of questions from PMO practitioners who find job hunting a struggle – often they can’t work out why there are no positive responses to applications they make or why interviews are not ending in success and a job or contract offer. So for example, the PMO context.

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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? 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. Now 2019 is here, I think that’s’s a cop-out.

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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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Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

But as the size of the organization increases and stakes get higher, control partners emerge to influence not only what but how production occurs. Where things get difficult is when these control partners do not experience first-hand the downside of their decisions. For example, in some companies, project management standards are set by a centralized department such as a PMO.

The Need for an Innovative PMO

MPUG

Traditionally, the department managing the flow of projects, including innovation initiatives, is the Project or Portfolio Management Office (the PMO). According to the Project Management Institute, 71% of companies have a PMO, a steady rise over the past ten years. Other recent surveys suggest that 90% of large enterprises , 88% of midsize companies, and 61% of small companies now have a PMO, too. The post The Need for an Innovative PMO appeared first on MPUG.

5 Ingredients for PMO Success

Brad Egeland

Often times at the heart of a successful project management practice is a project management office, or PMO, that has been structured to create a path of success for company projects and the project managers who lead them. From my experience, there are five key ingredients to a successful PMO.

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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. Here are five business benefits your PMO can quickly attain when effectively aligning PPM and PM initiatives with corporate strategy. Once visibility gets everyone aligned behind real-time facts, you’re more likely to be aligned behind overall PMO goals.

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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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5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO

Keyedin

Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates. In this article we pull on over 20 years’ experience of delivering project, program and portfolio management solutions to PMOs at various levels of PPM maturity to identify the key reasons why you need a PMO – or why you need to improve the maturity of your existing PMO. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a PMO.

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5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Making sure that your human resources are maximized for control and efficiency. Proving the value of the PMO to important stakeholders – in terms that are important to them. Our first bucket of PMO benefits concerns its ability to drive better business decisions. Free Ondemand Webinar: The Benefits and Uses of PPM and the PMO.

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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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

edu project management template” and you’ll find quite a lot of universities have a PMO that makes templates available for general use. Check out the artefacts per lifecycle stage for a bunch of project management templates, and the programme management toolkit for documentation for the wider PMO. They are mainly Microsoft Office documents and are mainly related to project control documentation like the functional spec and various reports.

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3 Ways Your PMO Can Drive Business Transformation

Keyedin

In our most recent webinar, Realign Your Vision—3 Ways the PMO Can Drive a Successful Business Transformation , Peter goes into detail. I totally recommend listening in on the whole webinar-especially because attendees (over 300 of them, all PMs or PMO leaders) ask some laser-sharp questions. The PMO can drive business transformation because much of it is agile, responding to digital dynamics among customers and in the marketplace.

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5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO

Keyedin

Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates. In this article we pull on over 20 years’ experience of delivering project, program and portfolio management solutions to PMOs at various levels of PPM maturity to identify the key reasons why you need a PMO – or why you need to improve the maturity of your existing PMO. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a PMO.

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5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Making sure that your human resources are maximized for control and efficiency. Proving the value of the PMO to important stakeholders – in terms that are important to them. Our first bucket of PMO benefits concerns its ability to drive better business decisions.

Five Things to Start and Five Things to Stop in Requirements Management

Project Risk Coach

Check with the Project Management Office (PMO) or other authority on how to handle these requirements. When requirements change, be sure to update the requirements under version control. According to PMI, "47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management." Requirements are a pretty big deal. Let's look at five things to start and five things to stop in requirements management. 5 Things to Start Identify and engage appropriate stakeholders.

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Crystal-Clear Reporting Enables Your PMO to Deliver Value

Keyedin

In the case of the PMO (project/program management office), this reporting means a better enterprise view of resource usage, a cycle of improvement on project processes, the ability to intervene at the right time for struggling projects, and greater likelihood that the program is held to the desired budget and scope parameters. Effective reporting—the intel from the field that gets distilled into cogent parcels for the right internal audience—is the lifeblood of a PMO.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Leonardo Nogueira and Larry Mead’s Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG Webinar, the best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. They go to webinar control panel. Welcome everybody, should have my opening title screen out here of Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019.

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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. There’s no point creating a plan document just to say, “We do it the way the PMO mandates, just like every other project in this company.” Formal reporting to the PMO. Stick with these nine documents you’ll be able to control your project without too much bureaucracy.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

The more they understand about the project management process for monitoring and controlling – and your dashboard is part of that – the more likely they are to keep the data up to date. A project portfolio dashboard would be a good solution for a PMO, as it can show you the status on multiple projects at the same time. A PMO dashboard rolls up the status of projects so that you can see a holistic view of what is happening in the business at any given moment.

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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. The smooth running of any PMO relies on a knowledgeable and informed team.

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

Girl's Guide to PM

Not because I am a control freak (although I suspect it is partly that) but because something always happens when I am not there. 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.

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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. ” He might have been able to forgive the long timescales if this PMO was managing projects committed to the construction of battleships or the next generation of an interstate highway system.

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

Once they trust that you have everything under control, and you do, because you’re showing them the status weekly by sending them a brief report, then the managers who have a tendency to hover at your shoulder find themselves giving you a bit more space. Then next time, simply take the old version and update it (save it with a different date or manage the version control some other way so you don’t overwrite your historical reports).

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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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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. In early November DADA Enterprises sponsored an event in the Project Leader Resource Club series.

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. 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. First up, are the jobs you’re applying for at the right level for your current experience level?

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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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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. Because you get the holistic overview, help from AI, and the ability to drill down, you can stay in complete control of your projects. The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen.

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Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

Business units present their ideas to the PMO in an annual planning meeting. The root of each of these issues is the way work is funded and who controls the decision-making power around funding. 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. Lean and Agile PMO

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

Planview

And… As you plan for the final development of your product, applications or services, you have to determine how you control the way you build, maintain, and launch them. Release planning provides the tools to help you take and maintain control of the launch process. Lean and Agile PMO

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The Zombie PMO Outbreak [Infographic]

Planview

The Zombie-PMO apocalypse is here. PMOs can no longer focus on standardization, governance, or control when the business needs agility, flexibility, and innovation. Consider a few of these questions to determine your PMO status: Does your PMO have a maniacal focus on standards and processes? To avoid more suffering from these afflictions, the infographic also includes three ways to reanimate the Zombie PMO. ” PMOWarning!

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Is AI the Key to Reducing the UK’s Working Hours?

Arras People

It’s also worth checking out John McIntyre’s session at a recent PMO Flashmob on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) , he demonstrates clearly how you can start to implement RPA into your projects and how it is not as complicated or expensive as you think. In a world where so many projects are still run and controlled on Excel spreadsheets just taking that first step into the world of AI and ML will help us take projects out of the dark age and into the future.

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

Planview

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. Hyper-speed Revisited: The Role of the PMO in the Agile Enterprise [Webinar]. The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale [Whitepaper].

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10 Point Checklist for Better Project Estimates

Planview

Especially for large projects, consider having a Management Reserve (a separate budget controlled by management, generally 5-10% of the project budget) for unknown risks. Also, have a Contingency Reserve (controlled by the project manager) for addressing known risks. 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.

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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The World of Work is Changing—Here’s How You Can Embrace It

Planview

These efforts coincide with the PMO and the business using PPM for lean portfolio management, while still keeping track of meeting regulatory and compliance requirements. The PMO and stakeholders now have visibility into the process flow, blockers, and dependencies so teams can better coordinate work planning, execution, reporting, and alignment with value streams and strategy. Has your organization evolved in terms of how work gets done?

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Putting Continuous Planning Types to Work

Planview

Release planning to organize and control how and when your products or services are built, maintained and launched. Lean and Agile PMOWelcome to the finale of our four-part series that reviews the types of planning organizations have at their fingertips to convert strategy into results. At the beginning of this series, we discussed the importance of developing plans that are dynamic and continuous in order to adapt to change.

Ask a PM: How to Juggle Everything without Overloading Your Brain

LiquidPlanner

Talk to your line manager or PMO to get a feel for what your project-related priorities should be. Clarity about your workload and the order you should approach tasks will help you feel that the overload is under control. Dear Elizabeth: I manage multiple projects, and the team juggles a lot. I’m worried about keeping so many pieces in my mind at once so that nothing slips through.

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