The Balanced PMO

The Lazy Project Manager

The same is true of the PMO. A balanced approach will definitely pay dividends and will not only ensure that the PMO is as effective and efficient as possible but will also aid the acceptance of the PMO by the rest of the organisation.

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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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Is Your PMO a Healthy PMO?

MavenLink

So here you are, leading a successful project management office (PMO) and all is well with the world. As a starting point, why not just re-validate the current support for your PMO and also re-validate the business need? As is taking your PMO “pulse.”.

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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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Project Portfolio Management - a quick definition

Keyedin

For those of you new to the term or those researching it's suitability to your business - here is a quick definition from our recent webinar How PM, PPM and the PMO Work Together that we think sums up PPM quite nicely.

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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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. Yep, that’s definitely something I’m going to start doing from now on!

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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. So, this must definitely be a MUST READ.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

There are lots, so it’s definitely worth taking a look to save yourself a job. 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.

2019 415

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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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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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

You’ll definitely want to show schedule performance on your dashboard. 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. How do you get a quick overview of what is happening on your project?

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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.

PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

WorkOtter

There are definitely ways to implement a resource and project management solution that minimizes the chance you will fail to meet expectations and will have to take the walk of shame with your stuff in a cardboard box.

2019 78

Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditionally, in an effort to maintain alignment and consistency across the portfolio, organizations have dedicated a centralized Program Management Office (PMO) to planning, program management, and solution definition. Didn’t we just say that a centralized PMO undermined LPM?

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

Planview

I encourage you to download the complete eBook, “ Planning Deconstructed ,” which contains the complete list of definitions, questions, and considerations in greater detail. Lean and Agile PMO

The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

Project Dependency: A Definition. Let’s start with a definition. Here’s the definition I use of a project constraint: Constraint: Something that limits your options. Set up a dependency/constraint log using an existing template from your PMO or by designing your own.

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Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake

Planview

You don’t want to create proposals that don’t align with your mission statement and you definitely don’t want them to not align with your organization’s goals and objectives.

2019 86

The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Allocating financial resources to the proper projects is often a painful selection process for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), General Manager, PMO Director or whoever makes those decisions in your organization. What exactly is hybrid PPM?

2019 152

Add More Value to Your Projects in 2020

Brad Egeland

Are you looking for new ways in 2020 to push your project management office (PMO) or PM infrastructure over the fence into new service and performance territory? If I had done that (against my PMO director's better ?

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Ask a PM: What to Do When Your Sponsor Is Too Busy

LiquidPlanner

You are definitely not the first project manager to have this problem, and you won’t be the last! Talk to your PMO first and then make plans to transition the project to another sponsor.

2019 101

Volunteering: Giving Back That Feels Like Taking

Leading Answers

Over the years of volunteering with PMI, I have met many great industry leaders like “Risk Doctor” David Hillson and PMO guru Jack Duggal. By definition of them being there, they are willing and happy to help others. Volunteering with PMI has many benefits.

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Agile Project Management vs. Managing Agile Projects

Keyedin

For example, instead of getting to the end of a long project only to find numerous flaws in the end product that require a whole new set of deliverables, Agile’s continuous feedback and testing during sprints mean that deliverables can be improved or changed without causing chaos in project management office (PMO) or breaking promises to customers. Speaking of your PMO … Managing Agile Projects. Serious business or herding cats?

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Why PMOs Need to Invest in Project Manager Skill and Experience

MavenLink

Not all projects are equal and any project management office (PMO) that assumes so will quickly get into trouble. The Crucial Role of a PMO. Part of a PMO’s role is to look after the “people” involved in a project, including project managers, program managers, and others.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

2019 65

Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

“I was told there would be no math” If agility is now a prerequisite for firms to continuously execute on their digital strategy, then PMO leaders need to double down on linking product outcomes to this particular business strategy.

How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Pennsylvania State University states – with complex problems, there may not be agreement on a definition of the problem itself, because the problem can be approached from different perspectives. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

5 Things Your CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

Brad Egeland

And for most organizations, starting from within is good enough and definitely better than nothing. Build it into your project management processes and methodology and educate your PMO director and project managers on the importance of risk management and cyber security.

2019 153

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to retain all the definitions in memory and a good PM dictionary would be a lifesaver. . Project Definition/Charter/Statement . Project Management Office (PMO) .

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to retain all the definitions in memory and a good PM dictionary would be a lifesaver. . Project Definition/Charter/Statement . Project Management Office (PMO) .

How to Restart a Stalled Project

Brad Egeland

But it is definitely not with out great challenges. Finding internal information on where the project stood may take some searching and definitely some due diligence on the part of the project manager and project team.

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Burning Questions: Portfolio Planning

Keyedin

Question #2: What advice do you have for a PMO with a lack of corporate strategy & vision? If no one will provide this, the PMO team may need to formulate their assumption of the strategy. Target Market : Do you have a definition of the target customer? Definition of key partners? In a recent webinar, Plan Your Portfolio Like an NFL Team , we had a number of questions from attendees about portfolio planning. Here are a few of those burning questions with answers.

Cautionary Tale of Resource Capacity Planning: #1 Reason for PSO Project Failure

Keyedin

Why Walmart nearly became the big fish story for a PMO leader. In a recent survey, 94% of Enterprise IT project managers and PMO leaders and 77% of project and PMO managers working in the professional services industry reported that resource assignment capabilities were the number one reason they needed project management automation. As a former PMO leader, I realize the practical need of keeping those executive folks happy.

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Burning Questions: Portfolio Planning

Keyedin

Question #2: What advice do you have for a PMO with a lack of corporate strategy & vision? If no one will provide this, the PMO team may need to formulate their assumption of the strategy. Target Market : Do you have a definition of the target customer? Definition of key partners? In a recent webinar, Plan Your Portfolio Like an NFL Team , we had a number of questions from attendees about portfolio planning. Here are a few of those burning questions with answers.

Project Management CV Writing – Keyword Bingo

Arras People

For a job like this we would get people who class themselves as Finance Managers, Solutions Architects, Programme Managers, PMO, IT Managers and so on. And we’re definitely not saying you should use keywords that indicate that you have experience that you don’t.

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Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

“I was told there would be no math” If agility is now a prerequisite for firms to continuously execute on their digital strategy, then PMO leaders need to double down on linking product outcomes to this particular business strategy. Do you have overarching themes to inform your strategic PMO? Back to school for the latest stakeholder-focused techniques.

Is Your Strategic Project at Risk Due to Poor Implementation of Proven Project Management Practices?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Lack of team definition : Failure to treat the team as an entity that needs to be defined and where rules of engagement need to be agreed. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Okay Google, “What Is Project Management?”

Meisterplan

10+ points : “Project Portfolio Management” is definitely what you are searching for. . Of course, your company may be too big for a Portfolio Coordinator, and it’s best to set up a powerful PMO (Project Management Office).

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Selecting a Project Management Tool IS a Project

Bridge the Gap Consulting

The sponsor can be a PMO leader, project management manager, or someone in management that believes a PM tool is necessary. You’re definitely not alone. Recently, I have seen a more online posts asking questions about what project management tool(s) a company should buy: What tool does everyone recommend? My company would like a project management tool? What should we get? I’d like your opinion on a project management tool that is cloud-based and easy to use.

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The Business Analyst

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Through findings from gap analysis, variance analysis and force field analysis, BAs can definitively state “Here’s what will happen if we don’t do this. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.