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Top Ten PMO Themes 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Last week it was the fifth PMO Conference in London. With over 400 PMO practitioners from around the globe and over 20 sessions to choose from, there’s a lot to learn about where PMO is heading right now. Agile for the PMO. Digital PMO.

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Project Governance: Establishing an Effective Steering Committee

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Within the project management community, the concept of governance is seen as a fundamental project control, which is easy to grasp in principle. Getting the governance piece right requires insight and at times a few honest conversations about roles and responsibilities.

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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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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?


Project managers wonder where the PMO fits in their career as many project managers are rewarded with more projects and higher complexity and scope—not detours into process, methodology, and compliance. Is joining a PMO a good career move? Will I be stuck if I go into the PMO?

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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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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. 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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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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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) arranges and manages project assurance reviews for the UK governments’ complex and high risk projects. Note: These sources were reliable and correct as at 28 June 2019. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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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 level of training ensures that consistency and governance are maintained and auditable.

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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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Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

lack of governance. Government PMO,” says Derek Huether, an enterprise Agile coach and trainer. “It was a traditional PMO, filled with certified professionals doing very good work in very specific areas of expertise.

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5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative


In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Minimizing the risks to individual projects in terms of business impact. Proving the value of the PMO to important stakeholders – in terms that are important to them. Our first bucket of PMO benefits concerns its ability to drive better business decisions. 2 Minimize Risk.

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. Agile teams are largely self-governing. Risk levels.

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

Any risks, issues or changes that need to be formally brought to the attention of the report recipient. If you are setting up a PMO for example, you’ll want your project managers to use something more formal.

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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

Held at the prestigious IoD (Institute of Directors) the speakers looked at how Project Leaders could apply Agile PMO, risk management, project governance, procurement, and change management to the range of project controls and management challenges Brexit will pose.

Is Your Strategic Project at Risk Due to Poor Implementation of Proven Project Management Practices?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Risk management, for instance, has little value if all we do is log the risks and assign ownership and mitigating actions, without subsequently following up and taking these risks into consideration when planning, estimating and executing the project.

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6 Reasons Why Projects are Late


Part 5: How Risk Management is Crucial to Project Management. Project risk assessments and expectation agreements need to include outside partners. This is why it is a best practice to employ Management Reserve for unknowable risks and Contingency Reserve for known ones.

Project Portfolio Management - a quick definition


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.

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. Programme Management is Maturing within Federal Government.

Why PMOs Need to Invest in Project Manager Skill and Experience


Not all projects are equal and any project management office (PMO) that assumes so will quickly get into trouble. All three have varying levels of risk. The Crucial Role of a PMO. It is about education in standards and methodologies, reporting governance, and project tools.

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? Then go into the detail on project health items – schedule, budget, resource planning, issues, change orders, risks, etc.

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Factors Driving Project Management Within An Enterprise Environment


Managing and controlling the flow of project documentation ranging from contractor quotes to risk mitigation, project charters and so on. Agreeing specifications, milestones and governance criteria for project deliverables.

Factors Driving Project Management Within An Enterprise Environment


Managing and controlling the flow of project documentation ranging from contractor quotes to risk mitigation, project charters and so on. Agreeing specifications, milestones and governance criteria for project deliverables.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Labelling something like a ‘project’, (when it may in fact be an initiative of low value or low complexity) may even have negative consequences in terms of additional governance and control costs that may not be necessary, as well as creating prioritisation problems.

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5 Things Your CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

Brad Egeland

It should be considered a key element in risk management in every project initiative going forward. And risks. Consider cyber theft and cyber security a risk and proactive measure for all projects.

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Just What The Doctor Ordered: Reinventing How A Hospital Operates With Agile Project Portfolio Management


The City of Munich and the federal government invested more than 750 million euros to modernize the hospital and put it on a sound footing so that it can continue to offer excellent care to patients. . This means projects have to be completed or you risk insolvency.

5 Takeaways: Strategic PPM Management for Products, not Projects


That means having control and governance without trying to overlay principles from waterfall disciplines artificially on top of these super-agile workgroups. That means enabling teams to manage risk better and respond promptly to the demands of strategic change. AI and Machine Learning for Project Portfolio Managers The future PPM solution will help thousands of people forecast, analyze and manage for crucial success factors like resource capacity and intake governance.

Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In this article I talk about the latest developments in portfolio management, drawing on my own experience as Head of Portfolio Management for three leading multinationals, as well as the dozens of workshops with top executives and senior government officials that I have facilitated around the world.

Cautionary Tale of Resource Capacity Planning: #1 Reason for PSO Project Failure


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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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success


External trends in the business environment are unprecedented, and people and organizations that can’t change are at severe risk. Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Tad: Well good, clearly it is the PMO that is landing much of this, but it’s actually the innovation or strategy groups that start much of this activity. This has a lot to do with risk. How do enterprises consider risk?

Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration


Then a focus if you have it, a PMO or a EPMO, where you can focus on capacity and best practices. A small start-up can come in very quickly and take over a predictive maintenance plan like never before, so these things are being talked about quickly and everyone’s at risk.

The Commercial Project Manager

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Contractor working within UK Government IT support: ‘one of the first things we are taught is to get a signed Variation Order if the client asks us for any work outside of our standard instructions, however small.’. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019. That is, the two things that really matter are getting the job done, and good governance. What is a PMO? But, I am sure you want more details, so we asked PMO leader and a leading thinker, Peter Taylor to fill you in.

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Where There’s a Widget, There’s a Way: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Project! – By Project Widgets


So for example, let’s say I click on this task here called risk management, right? Notice now we see information about risk management showing up in that left-hand pane. So for this risk management task here, you see I have a risk template tool.

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