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. So for example, the PMO context. PMO Skills. PMO Experience.

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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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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. Data Analytics. Agile for the PMO. Digital PMO.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK.

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Three Key Takeaways from PMO Symposium 2019

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2019 was held earlier this month in Denver, CO. This intense four-day event was packed with insights on building an adaptive, future-ready PMO. With the PMO currently under attack, the way a company must operate in the digital marketplace is by being more agile and open to consistent change. In doing so, your PMO can become the company’s ally in transforming itself into an adaptive, fast, flexible and competitive industry leader.

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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. For more PMO related certificates see here.

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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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PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

MPUG

A few years ago, I was hired as a Project Management Office (PMO) consultant for a software products company. My assignment was to setup their PMO, implement best practices, and oversee projects for twelve months before handing over the setup to the client.

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. 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. She said their executives have asked to see more data. “It’s

Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO

Planview

Regardless of whether you’re still learning how to prioritize projects or you’re a seasoned veteran, you can walk away from this blog knowing how to become a Savvy PMO. It may require a little experimenting to find the right method to match the needs of your PMO and organization.

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Is It Possible To Have Too Much Data?

Meisterplan

Many businesses believe a chaotic and unsuccessful project portfolio is caused by a lack of project data. This leads them to start great efforts to document and obtain as much project portfolio data as possible. . To Data, Or Not To Data?

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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? PMO Examples.

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How to Improve PMO Resource Planning

Keyedin

A step by step guide to prioritizing your people PMO resource planning is an ever growing concern for any project management office (PMO) leader. Latest RMI research confirms the lack of soft skills tracking in the 2019 Skills Tracking and Management Survey.

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Bridge24 Software Review [2019]

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a review of the product using my desktop and Firefox browser, in August 2019, with the Asana connector. The panel also has tags and projects: click on those to see the data you’ve categorised with tags or specific to a project. Export Asana data.

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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute of Learning

On November 7, 2019, IIL will celebrate the 16 th anniversary of International Project Management Day, also known as IPM Day. In this article, we outline the key themes that emerge at IIL’s IPM Day 2019. There is a reason that this statement is the theme of IPM Day 2019.

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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.

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.

Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO

Keyedin

Get rolling on a new maturity plotline for your PMO, with four competencies that script a strategic change. Fall movie season is upon us and like your favorite new flick, your PMO might be undergoing a plot-twist as the year wraps up. Hopefully you don’t turn your PMO into a horror movie along the way, but you might be able to create a thrilling ride as you focus on customer outcomes and prepare for the changes ahead.

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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. Proving the value of the PMO to important stakeholders – in terms that are important to them.

The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO

Planview

The past four blogs in our series are based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale and have centered around how the PMO can guide the enterprise towards greater agility. It requires that the PMO start embracing agile. Lean and Agile PMO

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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.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. edu project management template” and you’ll find quite a lot of universities have a PMO that makes templates available for general use. Note: These sources were reliable and correct as at 28 June 2019.

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Managing Big Data Projects in an Agile Way

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Like Agile wasn’t big enough as a buzz word, let’s mix it with big data. Joke aside, doing Agile when engaged in big data projects is almost a must. And no, managing a few Terabytes (TB) is not really big data. Imagine hundreds of camera data streams flowing in real time.

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Crystal-Clear Reporting Enables Your PMO to Deliver Value

Keyedin

The bigger your enterprise, the more critical it is that project data gathering and reporting provide actionable information. 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.

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Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Here are our 10 project predictions to watch out for in 2019: Disruptive Technologies Will Continue Their Trajectory. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Are Permeating Project-Based Work. >> Read the full Top 10 Trends report for 2019.

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Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

Keyedin

A main challenge was finding people who could be strategic enablers, institute new PMO processes, and drive adoption of new technology. New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Dashboards are typically made up of graphs, charts, Red/Amber/Green buttons and other data visualisations that make it easy to see what’s going on. Widgets are the blocks on the project status dashboard that show you the data. Use real time data.

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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. 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. PMO Benefits Bucket two is the ability to avoid or reduce your exposure to risks.

Crystal-Clear Reporting Enables Your PMO to Deliver Value

Keyedin

The bigger your enterprise, the more critical it is that project data gathering and reporting provide actionable information. 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.

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Capacity Planning: The Secret to Successful Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

A project coordinator, or an admin resource from the PMO would be the perfect extra pair of hands. She met the PMO Manager and another manager whom she knew had staff keen to learn about project management. Reason #2: You Get Real Time Data.

The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

Any output from any Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tool is only as good as the information and data that you input. This is another key importance for any PMO as without governance and auditability you have no control.

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Doing More with Less: PMO Metrics to Keep You from Drowning

Keyedin

If you think a less mature or poorly optimized PMO will help you out of the mess you’re in, you’d do well to get a recording of the third in our series, Plan, Manage, and Measure— Doing More With Less: It’s Not Just a Mantra, It’s a Necessity! PMO leaders must learn how to show stakeholders the value of shorter timelines and more autonomous project teams by measuring results. In this fable, are you the fox or the goat?

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Answer The #1 PMO Question In Less Than One Second

Proggio

Most of the time, people go running for the data. Until finally, you have all the data at your fingertips, and you can answer the question. Because the data is never in the same place. Where, Oh Where, Has My Data Gone. The data is there.

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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. Whether you join the Project Management Café group on Facebook, the PMO Flashmob , or the discussion groups on LinkedIn, you’ll learn something if you chip into the discussion and meet new people.

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Why the PMO Must Use Communication to Reduce the Impact of Change

Keyedin

If data is the lifeblood of the PMO, communicating that data to keep project and program stakeholders engaged and confident is the body through which that lifeblood travels.

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Why the PMO Must Use Communication to Reduce the Impact of Change

Keyedin

If PMO software is the lifeblood of the PMO, communicating that data to keep project and program stakeholders engaged and confident is the body through which that lifeblood travels.

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you are setting up a PMO for example, you’ll want your project managers to use something more formal.

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