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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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. See Cambia’s presentation at the Ignite 2019 conference here.

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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

Planview

First, let’s acknowledge that it’s not easy to establish an effective prioritization process when your PMO and teams are in high demand. This disconnect points to the struggle PMO directors face to identify and enact an effective prioritization process. How do you prioritize your work?

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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. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a PMO. You can find out more about the benefits and uses of PPM and the PMO in our recent whitepaper and webinar

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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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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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Is a PMO the Right Strategic Plan

Brad Egeland

Whether you have a PMO or just one or more project managers or even no true defined project managers, projects still happen. ​ The question is, do you need a Project Management Office (PMO) wrapped around the process of running these initiatives, projects, engagements or tasks? Projects happen no matter what your office infrastructure looks like. And sometimes you aren’t even aware there are projects going on.

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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. Is There a Defined Career Path Available? New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply.

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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

Think about it—in the project charter process, project sponsors and managers have the opportunity to engage key stakeholders for the express purpose of defining the vision of a project. Ask your PMO or project management group if a project charter template is available.

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Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference

Planview

We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. This requires the business to define strategic goals with measurable results.

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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. PMO managers are now finally given their due as professionals whose daily activities remain a key growth driver for the business, safeguarding resources, investments and managing risks across the entire enterprise to revenue-burgeoning impact. Is There a Defined Career Path Available?

Building an Effective Communication Strategy for Your PMO (Program/Project Management Office)

Keyedin

Any one who has ever had to suffer through excessive use of the “reply all” email function at their organization immediately understands that deciding what to communicate to whom, at what level of detail and at which point in the process can be a puzzle for the PMO.

Building an Effective Communication Strategy for Your PMO (Program/Project Management Office)

Keyedin

Any one who has ever had to suffer through excessive use of the “reply all” email function at their organization immediately understands that deciding what to communicate to whom, at what level of detail and at which point in the process can be a puzzle for the PMO.

Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. Project schedules can no longer be the PMO’s core focus.

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Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life

Planview

Strategic planning is used to define and manage an organization’s strategic missions and initiatives, especially in larger enterprises where uncertainty produces conflicts. Can you define your organizational strategy in the form of a strategic plan? Lean and Agile PMO

Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

Business units present their ideas to the PMO in an annual planning meeting. In traditional organizations, this power resides with the PMO. By the time the PMO receives the plan, it might already be out of date. Lean and Agile PMO

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

Planview

They define the products, services, technologies, applications, or other types of deliverables necessary to meet the organization’s strategic plan. The roadmapping aspect of this planning type defines timelines and dependencies of strategic programs and projects that deliver outcomes.

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

Then further define costs, benefits, and value. Lean and Agile PMOYour organization’s ability to react quickly and pivot to changes and disruptions is crucial to remaining relevant to your customers.

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Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

In small companies, how a product gets developed and delivered is usually defined by a “Big Brain” (e.g. For example, in some companies, project management standards are set by a centralized department such as a PMO.

The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

Dependency: The relationship that defines the order in which tasks are carried out. Set up a dependency/constraint log using an existing template from your PMO or by designing your own. No project happens in a vacuum.

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Putting Continuous Planning Types to Work

Planview

Strategic planning to define and manage your strategic missions and initiatives. Outcome planning and roadmapping to define the products, services, technologies, and applications needed to deliver on your strategic plan. Lean and Agile PMO

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

Planview

Traditional or Waterfall Methodologies : Organizations following this approach typically divide work into phases or define teams by projects. Has your organization evolved in terms of how work gets done?

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How Risk Management is Crucial to Project Management

Planview

There are a defined set of methods for addressing known risks, including: Mitigation – reducing the probability and/or impact of the risk. PMO Vision and Trends

Start Viewing Your IT Department as a Strategic Partner to the Organization

Planview

Application Portfolio Management includes maintaining a list of software applications by category, along with attributes that define the applications, and indicators that depict their technical condition and their value to the company. PMO Vision and Trends

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Webinar: How Project Management, the PMO and PPM Work Together

Keyedin

Join KeyedIn Solutions is hosting an important online event: “How Project Management (PM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), and the Project Management Office (PMO) Work Together: Ensuring Visibility, Productivity, Governance and Control.” Key deliverables of PM, PPM, and PMO.

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Using Portfolio-Driven Performance to Improve Project Delivery

Planview

For example, the following types of portfolios can be created and maintained: Strategic Portfolios: including missions, objectives, strategies, and tactics (such as defined programs and products). PMO Vision and Trends

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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. Defining the primary means of communication and processes. Define project goals and scope , clarify key points with the project initiators or the customer.

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The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Clearly defines who is accountable for assignments and deadline. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Business leaders and corporate executives need to find the optimal way to achieve growth while at the same time, manage the risks.

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5 Tips for Improving Project and Task Management

Keyedin

By taking this simple approach, you can fast track your way towards an active PMO and provide greater business value and alignment in the short term.

5 Tips for Improving Project and Task Management

Keyedin

By taking this simple approach, you can fast track your way towards an active PMO and provide greater business value and alignment in the short term.

7 Characteristics of a Best in Class Program Management Office (PMO)

Keyedin

So just how do you separate a best in class, fully mature PMO from the rest of the pack? Well-defined and achievable objectives. Find out more in our whitepaper "The Disturbing Reality of Today's PMO

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What Separates Top PMO Practitioners from the Failures?

Keyedin

We recently delivered an insightful webinar highlighting the discouraging lack of success that many companies have encountered when attempting to implement a program/project management office (PMO). Ideally, the PMO creates the standards for repeatable project success, tying together execution-level staff (project management) and leadership to enable good project portfolio management (PPM) in turn.

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Back to Basics (Part 11): How to Create a Phase-Milestone Plan

Inloox

The phase- milestone schedule consists of only three components: Phases: The PMBOK Guide defines phases as a series of logically related activities. In this case the following milestones could be relevant: Expo concept is defined. The Different Project Management Office (PMO) Types.

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Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way. PMO leaders are too dependent on what you are told. Without it your PMO will be passive and re-active.

Just What The Doctor Ordered: Reinventing How A Hospital Operates With Agile Project Portfolio Management

Meisterplan

We had to close down part of the hospital during the project, but this allowed us to regroup and clearly define our basic pillars such as our medical architecture. . These projects ha d clearly defined responsibilities. The PMO must not be the trash can of the organization.

What Separates Top PMO Practitioners from the Failures?

Keyedin

Our colleague Karen Adame recently delivered an insightful webinar highlighting the discouraging lack of success that many companies have encountered when attempting to implement a program/project management office (PMO). Ideally, the PMO creates the standards for repeatable project success, tying together execution-level staff (project management) and leadership to enable good project portfolio management (PPM) in turn.

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Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way. PMO leaders are too dependent on what you are told. Without it your PMO will be passive and re-active.

Factors Driving Project Management Within An Enterprise Environment

Keyedin

Defining the relationships between all internal and external resource groups. Implementing a best practice knowledge base centre such as a Program Management Office (PMO). Defining a standard for quality review of the key governance documents and of the project deliverables

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is used to define configurable items of a project and those requiring formal change control. is a process of defining the current status of the project schedule, managing circumstances that can affect the project schedule, detecting project schedule transformations and managing them.

Factors Driving Project Management Within An Enterprise Environment

Keyedin

Defining the relationships between all internal and external resource groups. Implementing a best practice knowledge base centre such as a Program Management Office (PMO). Defining a standard for quality review of the key governance documents and of the project deliverables