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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 “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

The event’s title of “ How to ‘Brexit-Proof’ your Project Strategy before December 14th 2018 ” provided a clear picture of the key strategies you should employ in order to best prepare for Brexit.

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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. Strategy (and Portfolio).

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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

Planview

A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. Challenges Connecting Strategy and Delivery: “How do we ensure we are investing in the right things?”. Another participant is also focused on using the data already in Planview to better align strategy and execution.

Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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

Keyedin

Technology is sometimes only as good as the principles that govern its application. It helps to have an overarching communication strategy running with clear deliverables and focused messaging. Learn how to standardise communication across your PMO with KeyedIn Projects

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

Keyedin

Technology is sometimes only as good as the principles that govern its application. It helps to have an overarching communication strategy running with clear deliverables and focused messaging.

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014).

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The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

Keyedin

Enterprises struggle with uncovering how to best use project portfolio management (PPM) tools to accelerate their business benefits and fulfil business strategies. Once visibility gets everyone aligned behind real-time facts, you’re more likely to be aligned behind overall PMO goals.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). One of the overriding issues fueling these poor stats is the fact that in many organizations, there is a wide gap between what the PMO is doing and what the business expects. Portfolio Governance and Oversight.

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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. Governance.

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

Keyedin

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Proving the value of the PMO to important stakeholders – in terms that are important to them.

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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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. Agile teams are largely self-governing. Read the Lean Portfolio Management: Lean-Agile Governance Blog.

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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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Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution

Planview

Now, let’s get into the first two process areas by examining why it is crucial for your organization to align strategy, financials, and execution. Process Area 2: Aligning Strategy and Operations. PMO Vision and Trends

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

Keyedin

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. 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. PMO Benefits Bucket two is the ability to avoid or reduce your exposure to risks.

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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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.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

And whilst the use of the word ‘project’ has only substantially been with us since the start of the last century, its occurrence in media now far exceeds that of the words ‘strategy’, ‘operations’ and ‘marketing’, terms more familiar to us in the course of ‘business-as-usual’ operations.

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Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way. PMO leaders are too dependent on what you are told. ARE YOU A REACTIVE/PASSIVE PMO?

Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way. PMO leaders are too dependent on what you are told. ARE YOU A REACTIVE/PASSIVE 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]. Learn how to become an influential advisor and contributor to strategy and deliver value in this 5-part workshop series. The Zombie PMO Outbreak [eBook].

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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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The Zombie PMO Outbreak [Infographic]

Planview

The Zombie-PMO apocalypse is here. They must drive digital transformation and fuel growth strategies by delivering complex programs across the organization at speed. The ability to translate strategy into measurable goals will set PMOs apart from the undead hoard. ” PMO

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

Planview

How quickly does your organization adapt and respond to changes, and at what speed does your team deliver on top-down strategies? Also, is your organization considering all work methods to achieve the strategy that actually delivers what your customers want?

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7 Characteristics of a Best in Class Program Management Office (PMO)

Keyedin

So just how do you separate a best in class, fully mature PMO from the rest of the pack? Delivers responsibility, governance and oversight. Viewed as supporting the business and IT strategy. Find out more in our whitepaper "The Disturbing Reality of Today's PMO

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Leveraging Agile Principles for Portfolio Management – Guiding Principle #1

Keyedin

However, if Agile is the best way to approach portfolio management, is there also a “best way” to approach implementing Agile Portfolio Management in your PMO? The Strategy: Deliver products, not projects. After all, isn’t it the job of a PMO to deliver projects? After you check all of these off the list, you’ve achieved a project manager’s governance dream: completing a project, on time, in scope and under budget.

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Going from Project Completion to Product Delivery – What every project manager should know

Keyedin

As project management office (PMO) leaders become less focused on activities and more driven by outcomes, it has changed some of the fundamental ways we execute on projects. For PMO staff, those three items have been the trifecta of governance and a key indicator that they’re doing their jobs properly. This is because the PMO is provided frequent data that discloses progress in real time.

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7 Characteristics of a Best in Class Program Management Office (PMO)

Keyedin

So just how do you separate a best in class, fully mature PMO from the rest of the pack? Delivers responsibility, governance and oversight. Viewed as supporting the business and IT strategy. If your PMO meets all these criteria, it is no doubt adding great value to the business and there is no perceived gap between the interests of the company and the PMO. Here is a checklist of 7 specific criteria you can use to benchmark your organization.

5 Takeaways: Strategic PPM Management for Products, not Projects

Keyedin

That means having control and governance without trying to overlay principles from waterfall disciplines artificially on top of these super-agile workgroups. 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.

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

MPUG

Yet, while many companies design great transformation strategies, how good is their delivery? Is it the innovation strategy group? Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? So we have 10% for innovation and strategy group, 25% answered B, R&D, new product dev, and business unit. 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. The PMO has a much higher percentage of actual traction, but the chief innovation office is new.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

But taking part responsibility for producing the business case can be a smart move that helps th e project manager to step up and Bridge the Gap Between Strategy and Delivery. Stakeholder analysis : Failure to analyse the stakeholders and determining a stakeholder communication strategy.

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

MPUG

Then a focus if you have it, a PMO or a EPMO, where you can focus on capacity and best practices. ” Those things have been addressed and there’s been a reasoning now where unless it’s a government facility that’s out the door.

Why a Project/Program Management Office? Because Your Customers Will Love You, That's Why

Keyedin

When making the case for implementation of a project/program management office (PMO) that provides better reporting, standardizes processes that were once willy-nilly, and boost project profitability overall, it’s perfectly natural to lead with the internal benefits.

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Why a Project/Program Management Office? Because Your Customers Will Love You, That's Why

Keyedin

When making the case for implementation of a project/program management office (PMO) that provides better reporting, standardizes processes that were once willy-nilly, and boost project profitability overall, it’s perfectly natural to lead with the internal benefits. Projects are chosen with strategy and impact on business performance in mind. But in the end, why do we really want to hard-wire the project governance process? That alone is enough to justify a PMO

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The Four Fundamentals of Business Change

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Getting better at executing projects and initiatives that support the strategy is the solution to this. All of which ties back to the organisation’s strategy and business objectives. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Guess what my tip would be for 2019? I think when we think about how we are delivering our projects, we need to focus on Business Value, Customer Satisfaction, Governance and less about coming in on time and budget. He has 20+ years as a project manager and PMO leader.

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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. This Set of Stakeholder Engagement Strategies will Power You up. What is a PMO? Strategy and Business change.

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