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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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. January to March 2019. PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Stockholm, Sweden 11-12 March 2019. IRNOP 2019: TBA.

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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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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

I have researched the best places to get free project management templates for download online. But before we get to the template websites, let’s have a quick recap about how to use the stuff you download. You can find free project management templates to download all over the internet.

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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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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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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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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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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. For more, download the survey here , or contact us to learn how KeyedIn Projects supports Resource Managers

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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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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

Ask your PMO or project management group if a project charter template is available. Download a Project Charter Template. In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter.

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

The free downloadable template is a really simple progress update report. However, the free template you can download below is what I used to keep upwards of 60 people informed of a big ERP project deployment. Not quite ready to download it?

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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

A community of interest can take many forms, from your professional community of project managers at work, perhaps organised by your PMO, an online community or an industry group or professional body that you are part of – one that has regular meet ups.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

November December 2019 January. PMO Conference UK: London, UK, 2-3 June 2020. Completely focused on all things PMO, this two day event features expert speakers, an exhibition with PMO products and services, plus the chance to connect with other professionals in the industry.

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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. New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply.

How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

Which you can download here. In early November DADA Enterprises sponsored an event in the Project Leader Resource Club series.

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.

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. Lean and Agile PMO

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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. ” To learn more, download our webinar, On-Demand Webinar: Modern Capacity Planning.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Here's the beginning of my list of tools and services to consider or demo or download a trial of for consideration for 2020. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company.

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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. ” To learn more, download our webinar, On-Demand Webinar: Modern Capacity Planning.

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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. 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

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]. Hyper-speed Revisited: The Role of the PMO in the Agile Enterprise [Webinar]. The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale [Whitepaper]. Watch out 2019.

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The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

Scroll to the bottom and pop your email in the box to download it today. Set up a dependency/constraint log using an existing template from your PMO or by designing your own. Don’t forget to download your free dependency log by entering your email in the box below.

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Taking on PPM Software Myths

Arras People

These are the kinds of questions that project management office (PMO) managers embarking on this journey struggle to answer, and in this e-book , we’ll discuss and debunk the common myths around people, process and technology that could compromise a successful roll-out. Download our free e-book to learn more about the common myths around the use of PPM software. It takes seven years to digest gum. Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Sound believable right? Wrong.

5 Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Here's the beginning of my list of tools and services to consider or demo or download a trial of for consideration for 2020. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company.

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

In the meantime, I encourage you to download the full eBook, “ Planning Deconstructed ,” which contains the information we will cover in this series in greater detail. Lean and Agile PMO Product Innovation

Book Review: A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

You'll also find links to download other free eBooks he has written as well. He also shares plans and templates on his templates and downloads page. Conclusion Download the book – it's not $24.99, it's only $4.99

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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. Checklist or for download You can also download the above described approach and checklist for free and use it productively.

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5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

Keyedin

Research shows that organizations who have implemented a PMO have significantly reduced costs, and for Professional Services Organization, it is a common feature of the highest performers.

The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Three Project Management Lessons Learned from the London Crossrail Project

Keyedin

The right PMO tool can take care of this in the agile or directive PM modes by managing the appropriate information on a demand continuum that includes each lifecycle resource – before the project even begins. The article discussed other best practices used in the Crossrail PMO.

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Three Project Management Lessons Learned from the London Crossrail Project

Keyedin

The right PMO tool can take care of this in the agile or directive PM modes by managing the appropriate information on a demand continuum that includes each lifecycle resource – before the project even begins. The article discussed other best practices used in the Crossrail PMO.

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

Inloox

Free InLoox Planning Template Here you can download an InLoox planning template for a simple phase-milestone plan: >> Download Planning Template Phase-Milestone-Plan << Not an InLoox user yet? The Different Project Management Office (PMO) Types.

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Calculating the Return from your Project Portfolio Management Investment

Keyedin

Whether implementing a Project Portfolio Management tool across IT, Professional Services or your PMO the investment can be significant. Download our PPM ROI Calculator – based on real world examples – to get your best estimate total return based on your number of project managers and project delivery personnel. The great news is the benefits and payback can happen fast. In our experience there are two key areas to focus on: Return on Investment (ROI).

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Five Best Practices for Allocating Resources

Keyedin

PMO leaders, like Game of Thrones, it’s “allocate or die” The highest-rated fantasy TV show ever is about to start its eighth and final season. In that spirit, we offer five best practices and their corresponding pain points to help you gain the transparency and control you need to prioritize your people and experience more success in your resource-centric program management office (PMO).

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What do Most Project Managers Have in Common?

Keyedin

These two challenges can make or break a PMO’s success, so the importance of mastering these two areas is key! Now it may come as no surprise that most of the 16% that said spreadsheets were working just fine are people that either 1) Don’t have a formal PMO (31%) or 2) Have 0-10 resources in their PMO (55%). In the spirit of an organizational agility event, we wanted to get some perspective on the role of agile for the PMO.

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Five Best Practices for Allocating Resources

Keyedin

PMO leaders, like Game of Thrones, it’s “allocate or die” The highest-rated fantasy TV show ever is about to start its eighth and final season. In that spirit, we offer five best practices and their corresponding pain points to help you gain the transparency and control you need to prioritize your people and experience more success in your resource-centric program management office (PMO).

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What do Most Project Managers Have in Common?

Keyedin

These two challenges can make or break a PMO’s success, so the importance of mastering these two areas is key! Now it may come as no surprise that most of the 16% that said spreadsheets were working just fine are people that either 1) Don’t have a formal PMO (31%) or 2) Have 0-10 resources in their PMO (55%). In the spirit of an organizational agility event, we wanted to get some perspective on the role of agile for the PMO.

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