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. For example, if your PMO is created solely with the purpose of being the ‘project police’ then you will be in for a very short run.

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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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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. If the answer to any of these is “yes,” then now is the time to move onwards and upwards (according to your plans); perhaps extending to an enterprise level PMO and connecting with your clients’ PMOs, for example. 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. Free Ondemand Webinar: How Project Management, Project Portfolio Management and the PMO Work Together. Learn how to ensure visibility, governance, productivity and control in our free ondemand webinar - How PM, PPM, and PMO Work Together

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. Throughout this blog you will hear us refer to project portfolio management on many occasions.

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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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! Bridge24 is great for Asana, Trello, Basecamp and AceProject users, especially those who need to be able to do structured reporting for the project office or PMO. Pin for later reading: The post Bridge24 Software Review [2019] appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management.

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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. 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. Note: These sources were reliable and correct as at 28 June 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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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. Welcome everybody, should have my opening title screen out here of Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. The post Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019 appeared first on MPUG.

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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. 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. 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. Here’s a brief definition: Capacity planning is the junction of knowing the demand for resource (the project plans) and the supply (who is on the payroll).

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. By “clearing your calendar” of all but the most critical of activities and using some of these time saving PMO best practices, tips, and tricks – you will be able to focus on your future state goals and keep your career on track for bigger challenges ahead!

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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. Through centralizing key elements of portfolio operations by utilizing new, different operational functions such as an Agile PMO, and Lean-Agile Centers of Excellence (LACE). Didn’t we just say that a centralized PMO undermined LPM? Lean and Agile PM

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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 PMOIn this blog series, we are providing an overview of the seven planning types to help you deliver on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach.

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. No project happens in a vacuum.

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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.

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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. Furthermore the ideal application is definitely easy-to-use. What exactly is hybrid PPM? First let's consider what PPM is and should do and then let's explore what happens with a hybrid PPM tool.

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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. Dear Elizabeth: We have quite an established project management office, and we use a standard methodology and tools. My team is good, they have experience, and we work well together. My problem is with the levels above me. My sponsor won’t even meet me.

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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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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. If you are looking for professional development opportunities for 2019, I strongly suggest you consider volunteering. Volunteering with PMI has many benefits.

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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.

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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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. It is all about recruiting the best, using competency frameworks, creating good definitions of skill levels, and utilizing a mature interviewing/assessment process.

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.

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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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.

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. I’m pretty sure by now that executives in organizations – especially organizations with some sensitive data to secure – are paying at least some cursory attention to cyber security and cyber crime.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Instead, Mr Nieto-Rodriguez offers a far less technical, but more strategic definition encompassing the idea of bringing an idea to reality, with intensive communication requirements (and indeed, the author points out that studies have shown that project managers with a high degree of communication skills are far more likely to deliver successful projects). This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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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) . If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms.

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) . If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms.

Do Resource Managers Get the Respect They Deserve? The Empowered RMO

Keyedin

I think it’s up to employers to clearly communicate a career path for in-house project managers (PMs) or program management office (PMO) leaders who are already resource managers in everything but name—but want to switch over to RM leadership. Because the survey asked Enterprise IT and Professional Services employers, this makes sense: Resource managers must be holistic about resources among many PMO pressures.

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. To affect future progress,” says Alaina Burden, in a previous post for the PMO Perspectives blog. Sign up for our course Design Thinking for Results taking place in London from 25-27 Nov 2019 and receive a 20% discount! This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Do Resource Managers Get the Respect They Deserve? The Empowered RMO

Keyedin

I think it’s up to employers to clearly communicate a career path for in-house project managers (PMs) or program management office (PMO) leaders who are already resource managers in everything but name—but want to switch over to RM leadership. Because the survey asked Enterprise IT and Professional Services employers, this makes sense: Resource managers must be holistic about resources among many PMO pressures.

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 3 – Best Practices & Real World Use of Agile with MS Project / Project PPM

MPUG

I will try and make sure I have a little bit of time for questions, but I encourage people to definitely reach out and ask any questions that they want to. So we talk about interfaces, but we talk about that one version of the truth, or touch the data once so that my team members are progressing it, my project managers are updating and forecasting, my PMO manager is looking out and creating prioritization, steering committee reports.

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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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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. Now, if you’re a definitely doing sprints, like if you’re into the scrum side of things and you’re looking at maybe a blended version of what you’re working on and you will begin to manage that, you switch over to a sprint planning board.

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