Writing a Great PMO CV

Arras People

We started off down a path to finding a great PMO role, so far we’ve looked at what it is you’re actually selling in the employment market and then we’ve started with the background prep we need to do before starting to write a CV. Writing a Great PMO CV.

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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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Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job. In this article we start by taking a look at the most important component when it comes to finding a new PMO job. So for example, the PMO context. PMO Skills. PMO Experience.

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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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What Is a PMO? PMO Meaning and Examples


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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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The PMO: Gap Closer. It’s the PMO. In a small organisation, it’s a central PMO that carries out key services in portfolio, programme and project support. The only entity that exists today that can support that is the PMO. Where the PMO Closes the Gap.

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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. 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 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO. Four years on and a few things have changed in the PMO field. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas


A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. Healthcare PMOs must frequently incorporate regulatory changes into the portfolio, for example. Using Planview solutions, the PMO at BCBS NC has evolved from basic resource management to strategic, enterprise portfolio management.

The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO


The program management office (PMO) can demystify project management processes and ensure both a strategic and tactical approach that is holistic and gets the most value from your projects. As business partners, your PMO teams will need to exhibit strategically-impactful results.

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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.

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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. For example, giving a team member a print out or spreadsheet of the work that is allocated to them.

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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute of Learning

On November 7, 2019, IIL will celebrate the 16 th anniversary of International Project Management Day, also known as IPM Day. In this article, we outline the key themes that emerge at IIL’s IPM Day 2019. There is a reason that this statement is the theme of IPM Day 2019.

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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, for example: I write for new and intermediate level project managers who want to learn more about the discipline.

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Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

Looking through the data from the 2019 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report (2019 PMBR) it really reinforces the fact that project management is so richly diverse when viewed across the many organisations and industries where these important skills are used. PMO Analyst.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

edu project management template” and you’ll find quite a lot of universities have a PMO that makes templates available for general use. My paid-for templates come with detailed notes to explain what to put in what section and some have examples. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO


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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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019


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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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

However, rather than start with a blank screen, let me give you some examples of the key areas you can expect to see on a dashboard. You can see an example project dashboard in this video. BVDash Project Budget Example. BVDash Project Schedule Example.

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3 Ways Your PMO Can Drive Business Transformation


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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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

What are Examples of Professional Development? Before we dive into how to do professional development (with more examples), let’s talk about how planning out why anything you do for career development matters. You want to get some professional development time on your calendar.

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The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

At Execview we ensure that your project, programme managers and PMO staff are all fully trained to use our PPM tool by providing a full training package for all users and ongoing support. This is another key importance for any PMO as without governance and auditability you have no control.

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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

For example, the head of the Accounting Department may see billing problems due to a dated bug-prone billing system. Ask your PMO or project management group if a project charter template is available. In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter.

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare a Holiday Handover at work (with email templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s an example of a bad out of office message: I’m on annual leave until Friday. A shorter version of this article first appeared on the PMO Perspectives blog. We’re approaching the summer holidays – yes, really! –

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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.

Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse


Transformed Performance: Let’s face it—when you’re prey to overruns and drastically hobbled by poor resource deployment, your PMO isn’t performing the way it should. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time. Once your PMO machine is in order, its performance issues fixed—that’s when executives learn to trust you with all of their strategic priorities.

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

For example: Budget position. If you are setting up a PMO for example, you’ll want your project managers to use something more formal. If you are involved in any kind of project, you’ll know that project sponsors want to see regular reports.

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


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.

Lessons Learned in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

There are plenty of different ways to spread what you have learned from your project around the PMO, project managers and teams. If your PMO doesn’t currently have a wiki for lessons learned, suggest that they set one up. Project Lessons Learned Examples.

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


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.

Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding


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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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility


For example, you want to visit a new country every year for the next five years. For example, severe thunderstorms might prohibit you from going to the London Eye or your tour to Stonehenge may run longer than expected affecting your evening dinner plans. Lean and Agile PMO

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

There’s two things here – AI in the solution of a project, delivered to a customer and AI being used by the project itself, to automate processes for example. There’s a figure in the report based on PMI’s Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey 2019 , which turns heads.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


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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Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

For example, in some companies, project management standards are set by a centralized department such as a PMO. While some delivery roles such as program or project managers might report in to the same PMO, there are staff whose sole focus will be to define and maintain standards.

The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

Here are some examples: If you are hosting a meeting, you have to have the meeting before you can send out the minutes. The following table shows the four different types of dependency when you categorise them this way, and some examples. No project happens in a vacuum.

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How to Be a Mentor

Girl's Guide to PM

For example, if one of you is managing a project that is going through a particularly busy time or that involves a lot of travel then you might not be able to meet up in your regular slot. A version of this article first appeared on the PMO Perspectives blog in 2014. It’s a great honour to be asked to mentor someone, and whether that arrangement comes about as a result of an informal discussion or a formal corporate scheme, you should take the commitment to be a mentor seriously.

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Taking on PPM Software Myths

Arras People

These are just a few examples of everyday myths that are totally false but continue to be accepted and spread as truths. 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. It takes seven years to digest gum. Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

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


Real-World Customer Examples of a Hybrid Approach to Work Delivery methods. For example, a global manufacturing company leverages their R&D organization to track engineering projects work, innovation programs, as well as status and progress of portfolios.

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Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake


We took them through examples of impact diagrams. For example, there’s one question (our Parkview Diamond) that aligns us back to our mission and goals. So, for example, people are starting to understand that we’ve got three projects that have a 1-year payback period and have a 20% ROI.

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