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The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

The importance of training is vital to all projects, programmes and portfolios in order to ensure Efficiency, Consistency and Quality. Training is important because it results in fewer mistakes and a better final product. When employers have a well-trained team, it ultimately leads to a more profitable and efficient workplace environment. This level of training ensures that consistency and governance are maintained and auditable. Trained staff equals success.

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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. I get a lot of questions from PMO practitioners who find job hunting a struggle – often they can’t work out why there are no positive responses to applications they make or why interviews are not ending in success and a job or contract offer. So for example, the PMO context.

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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. There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management


A few years ago, I was hired as a Project Management Office (PMO) consultant for a software products company. My assignment was to setup their PMO, implement best practices, and oversee projects for twelve months before handing over the setup to the client.

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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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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. Read the Lean Portfolio Management: Lean-Agile Governance Blog.

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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. By contrast, the Agile approach to Lean Portfolio Management operations encourages a decentralization of program management, shifting the power of planning and execution with empowered, self-sufficient Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and Solution Trains.

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Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding


Adopting Lean-Agile budgeting practices helps to decrease funding overhead and friction while maintaining financial governance, helping to align budgeting practices with Lean-Agile goals. 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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Ask a PM: What to Do When Your Sponsor Is Too Busy


A sponsor is part of the framework of good governance on a project. After all, sponsors generally don’t have training about what project sponsorship is; although they should. If it was, they’d be prepared to make time for oversight and governance, because they’d know the implications if the project failed. Talk to your PMO first and then make plans to transition the project to another sponsor.

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Selecting a Project Management Tool IS a Project

Bridge the Gap Consulting

The sponsor can be a PMO leader, project management manager, or someone in management that believes a PM tool is necessary. Some things to consider in the requirements: Governance; are there any project approval processes that should be documented & captured by the tool (i.e. Every company is different, but make sure the implementation includes good training and change management. Project Toole Uncategorized Project Management project governance project tools

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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? If I had done that (against my PMO director's better ?

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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. Take a look at Accenture’s 2019 Technology Trends Report to get a flavour of what is keeping executives awake at night (DARQ, DLT, AI are just some of them!) and it may mean that a large proportion of the PMO may get swallowed up by the click of a button.

Improving the Repeatability, Efficiency and Quality of Professional Services Delivery


One answer to this problem is to set up a program management office (PMO). The focus of a PMO is to act as a central ‘hub’ for all project related information. On a day to day basis, the PMO will monitor the performance of projects, track their associated budgets and ensure resourcing requirements can be fulfilled across the business. We have an number of resources available in our blog to help you set up and establish a PMO, you can read more here.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In The Project Revolution , revolution means ‘popular and often forceful revolt against a government or social order’, here the traditional ‘silo-based’ nature of most organisations, and the absence of a ‘CPO’ that is, Chief Project, Program and Portfolio Officer, amongst the more commonly found C-Suite officers (I have just realised that this new officer should really be called C3PO, but no joke was intended!). This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Improving the Repeatability, Efficiency and Quality of Professional Services Delivery


One answer to this problem is to set up a program management office (PMO). The focus of a PMO is to act as a central ‘hub’ for all project related information. On a day to day basis, the PMO will monitor the performance of projects, track their associated budgets and ensure resourcing requirements can be fulfilled across the business.

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


Within your history, you can print or download your training history transcript and certificates of completion including the one for today. Is it time to replace the project management office with an integrated innovation power train that drives real change across the business, across the enterprise, across the nonprofit? Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Some of you work in an IT PMO.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Even in organisations, where project managers have been trained and know what needs to get done, they may not be effective at implementing the practices that have been defined How come? Poor governance : Not having a clear escalation process or a well-established steering committee that is summoned on a regular basis. It’s often a challenge for project managers to assert themselves and ensure that an effective governance process is established.

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The 2021 Project Management Report

Girl's Guide to PM

There are plenty of low-cost training options and courses delivered virtually that will help your team earn their credentials. People talked about managing constantly changing requirements , lack of access to the right people, competing priorities, lack of ownership and governance, and more.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Guess what my tip would be for 2019? He runs the online training site, 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. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm. 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

I've been involved in training Project Managers for over 20 years. Most often, it's by students in a live training session. But a good PM training course will help you jin the dots, fill the gaps, and understand the principles. So, if you do decide to get some Project training, which course should you take? Online Project Management Training. online Project Management training. The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019. What is a PMO?

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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


And before we begin, I’d just like to remind everyone that today’s session is a Vendor Showcase presentation, which is a bit different than the typical MPUG training webinars. I had this key event training and this key event production release.

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