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. Here are just a few from the 2019 PMBR to highlight what I mean: Identified Practitioner Group. PMO Analyst. PMO Co-ordinator/Administrator. PMO Manager. Head of PMO.

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

Planview

We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. Initiatives are often driven by the finance department, because they’re the ones approving annual budgets.

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9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

More recently, my projects have been operating under a formal PMO structure, and much of what goes in a project management plan is basically repeating the formal processes. There’s no point creating a plan document just to say, “We do it the way the PMO mandates, just like every other project in this company.” Formal reporting to the PMO.

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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. In the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale , the focus of the PMO can no longer be on executing on-time and on-budget, but instead on the delivery of value as the outcome. Lean and Agile PMO

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Start Viewing Your IT Department as a Strategic Partner to the Organization

Planview

Planview offers portfolio management solutions that help organizations embrace change by bridging the gaps between strategy, Finance, and operations. Our portfolio-driven approach integrates ideation, strategy, operational planning, execution management, and Finance in order to provide a crystal-clear picture of value delivery at all levels of the organization. PMO Vision and Trends

Is Your PMO Counting the Right Things

Bridge the Gap Consulting

So, you may be asking; what does a WWII project have to do with PMO’s? Well, how many PMO’s have you seen or heard of take off and all of the sudden, they’re gone! But at the end of the day, they’re another statistic in the “Lost PMO” column. In November of 2019, I was passed over for a PMO leadership job. A great team, travel, working from home (pre-pandemic anyway) and the PMO was well-respected by the executive committee.

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Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution

Planview

This becomes unrealistic if the plan is disconnected from Finance and operations. The executive leadership team, including Finance, typically work together to rank investments and create a proposed investment portfolio. Combine that with the typically complex and laborious planning process, plus the fact that financial leaders speak in a different language and have a different focus, and it’s no wonder that operations are often detached from strategy and Finance.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Read on: Digital Transformation Journey in Finance. February 19-21, Sydney — The Seventh PMO Leadership Forum gathers PM experts of different levels to learn successful case studies on determining, evaluating, and broadcasting your PMO value, as well as examine strategies to improve your project delivery and PM processes in general, embrace digital transformation journey, and more. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019.

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The core components of IT Portfolio Management

Keyedin

IT portfolio management requires input from across the organization, including finance managers, executive management, and business groups, as well as IT managers. Many businesses use a centralized Program Management Office (PMO) to get financial work progress updates from project leaders.

The core components of IT Portfolio Management

Keyedin

IT portfolio management requires input from across the organization, including finance managers, executive management, and business groups, as well as IT managers. Many businesses use a centralized Program Management Office (PMO) to get financial work progress updates from project leaders.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Read on: Digital Transformation Journey in Finance. February 19-21, Sydney — The Seventh PMO Leadership Forum gathers PM experts of different levels to learn successful case studies on determining, evaluating, and broadcasting your PMO value, as well as examine strategies to improve your project delivery and PM processes in general, embrace digital transformation journey, and more. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019.

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Business Analysis for Internet of Things (IoT) Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Once Upon Another Time , Business Analysis was only performed in large companies, with large mainframes and even larger teams that spanned IT, marketing and finance. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Once Upon a Time , computers lived in large ventilated rooms. Then they moved to your desktop. Then they moved into mobile phones, and smart traffic lights and more recently ‘black boxes’ for automotive insurers.

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Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The challenge comes when resources are contributing to projects in addition to their day-to-day operational responsibilities, from departments like IT or finance. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. In recent years, portfolio management has evolved from an administrative process, in which projects are selected and prioritised, to one of the key ways in which organisations can focus on strategy implementation.

5 Common Project Portfolio Management Adoption Hurdles and How to Avoid Them

Keyedin

If your company has a low level of project and program management maturity, you may need to engage with external experts, or look to outsource your PMO function. Take a strategic led approach, focus on the business objectives and implement a top down approach, where all project stakeholders can clearly see each projects deliverables, and the impact on the organizations resource capability and finances.

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5 Common Project Portfolio Management Adoption Hurdles and How to Avoid Them

Keyedin

If your company has a low level of project and program management maturity, you may need to engage with external experts, or look to outsource your PMO function. Take a strategic led approach, focus on the business objectives and implement a top down approach, where all project stakeholders can clearly see each projects deliverables, and the impact on the organizations resource capability and finances.

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Executive management understanding of the importance of risk management at an enterprise level is without doubt; there can be few if any, corporations without properly managed risk functions in the areas of safety, compliance, operational, finance and other key areas. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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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. We can flag it as a high priority and then I also have to report to the PMO and the compliance team on this activity because we’re talking about process mapping. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 2 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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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. At Arras People one of the key challenges practitioners ask us about is how best to get past the CV sifting stage of the application process. As an applicant, you have to think of it like a game of keyword bingo. You know the one?

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The Commercial Project Manager

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

But commercially the impact in cost and schedule to us may be high – mobilisation, resource allocation, travel and work permits, sub-contractor commitments, additional finance costs , all of which we are unlikely to be able to recover. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards

Planview

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 builds upon project-level reports to create progressively more sophisticated, portfolio dashboards.

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Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

After a local arts event was cancelled in my hometown, it was discovered that their insurance (taken out November 2019) excluded compensation for cancellation caused by ‘SARS, MERS, Influenza or any virus related to these’- such as Covid-19. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Better Together: Planview and Cherwell Join Forces

Planview

Balance teams, finances, and priorities across all operations. Planview is one of the “pure-play” PPM providers, as evidenced by our being named a “Leader” in the May 2019 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Project and Portfolio Management.” Partnership highlights power of Planview Portfolio Management and Cherwell ITSM to help joint customers better achieve their strategic and operational goals.

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