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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? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. So I made you an ebook. Get the ebook! Send me the ebook!

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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

DADA has provided a free Ebook detailing the events key points. The speaker line-up included Rohit Talwar who was a keynote Futurologist speaker at the Association of Project Management Conference 2018 as well as Stuart Easton, CEO of Transparent Choice. The event kicked off with an opening address from Sachin Melwani, Managing Director of Dada Enterprises, who gave an overview of the Brexit timeline, the various Brexit options available and the potential project delivery impacts.


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Is Your PMO a Healthy PMO?


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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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?


First, let’s acknowledge that it’s not easy to establish an effective prioritization process when your PMO and teams are in high demand. In fact, according to PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession report , while 87 percent of PMO directors characterize such processes as “very important” or “essential,” only 12 percent state that they are already “excellent” at prioritizing initiatives. [1]. business objectives (strategic alignment, customer focus, risk reduction, etc.),

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Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO


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. If the organization believes strategic value is more important than risk, strategic value is assigned a higher weighted score. Don’t forget to complete the Savvy PMO Prioritization Checklist.

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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. How to Use Free Project Management Templates. You can find free project management templates to download all over the internet. My first tip is that you’ll have to look around to find one for what you need and that fits your project management environment. Get access to over 20 project management templates, ebooks, checklists and more.

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9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

I picked up a project from someone else not that long ago and I was three months into my management of it before I realised there wasn’t a project charter. Project management can create a lot of paperwork, and it’s not always the stuff you want or need. You need this – it gives you the authority to act as project manager for the project. Project Management Plan. The first is the project management plan. RAID stands for: Risks. Formal reporting to the PMO.

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


We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. Since financial services institutions typically work within well-established practices to mitigate risks, new ways of working aren’t always immediately accepted. Teaching leadership and helping them understand a new way of working will make the shift more manageable. Risk levels.

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a free project status report template that is based on one I use myself for weekly updates to my manager and team. If your project management software tool doesn’t generate a simple status report for you, then you’ll have to do it yourself, but you really don’t want it to use up too much of your time in the week. Get access to over 20 project management templates, ebooks, checklists and more. Who Should Receive the Project Manager’s Status Update?

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

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “ A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” Always trying to give advice to those experienced, new and aspiring project managers looking for hitting the pavement advice, this book continues to follow that same theme. How to Run the Perfect Project Meeting Risks are Real. Thanks for sharing your straightforward project management knowledge and style.

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Why PMOs Need to Invest in Project Manager Skill and Experience


Do you believe that all project managers are equal? How Are You Approaching Project Management? Not all projects are equal and any project management office (PMO) that assumes so will quickly get into trouble. Not all project managers are equal either, and assuming so will also get PMOs, along with the business portfolio that they represent, in real trouble fast. All three have varying levels of risk. The Crucial Role of a PMO. Project Management

How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards


Does your PMO generate portfolio dashboards for stakeholders and executives? Does it help your PMO be seen as a value driver? In a 2019 Deloitte survey of 1,000 U.S. The Savvy PMO recognizes this and makes access to highly visual, useful data an imperative by providing comprehensive portfolio dashboards. The Savvy PMO builds upon project-level reports to create progressively more sophisticated, portfolio dashboards. Savvy PMOs Guide to Resource Planning eBook.

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