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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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK.

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Is Your PMO a Healthy PMO?

MavenLink

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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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. The group included BCBS customers who spoke at Horizons, representing Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina, Cambia Health Solutions, and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, as well as others from across the United States.

Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO

Planview

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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What Is a PMO? PMO Meaning and Examples

Teamweek

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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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. You can group by columns by clicking the column header, and also add subgroups, much like pivot tables in Excel.

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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).

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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. And another group offer commentary and critique that challenges lazy thinking.

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

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). Only a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year (Standish Group’s CHAOS report). This misalignment has serious consequences for both the PMO and the business.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

based Spire Healthcare Group, and is the CEO and founder of the Otobos Group, an organization that provides project communications to individuals and businesses across multiple industries. The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22.

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

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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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.

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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Five Things to Start and Five Things to Stop in Requirements Management

Project Risk Coach

The results of one Standish Group indicated that 45% of product features were never used. Check with the Project Management Office (PMO) or other authority on how to handle these requirements.

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10 Ways to Engage Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Stakeholder engagement includes ways to attract and involve individuals, groups, and organizations who may be affected by a project or may affect the project. I recently spoke with a project manager who works in a Project Management Office (PMO).

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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. 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.

What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

And believe me, individuals, groups, and organizations will come up with their own versions of the project. Furthermore, the sponsor creates and submits a project charter to the Project Board or similar group for approval.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

PMO Flashmob – the networking and learning group – has spent the last year trying to understand the impacts of AI on projects – specifically the management of projects. Project Management PMO report

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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

A community of interest can take many forms, from your professional community of project managers at work, perhaps organised by your PMO, an online community or an industry group or professional body that you are part of – one that has regular meet ups.

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

Keyedin

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.

Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

Large, mixed groups of stakeholders won’t want a formal project reporting template that stretches into multiple pages or many tabs. If you are setting up a PMO for example, you’ll want your project managers to use something more formal.

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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.

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

Keyedin

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.

PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

WorkOtter

The reason you are going through this entire process of selecting a new tool and reworking your process is because your PMO team spends the entire month producing reports no one reads, maintaining portfolio information that lacks accuracy, and following a process that is clearly broken.

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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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Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

Business units present their ideas to the PMO in an annual planning meeting. Organizing temporary teams around projects (moving people to the work) results in low-performing, inefficient working groups. In traditional organizations, this power resides with the PMO.

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Can you use Slack for project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Project name: set up a channel for your project team # Project sub-group: got a lot of one type of subject matter resource? Or is one group just very collaborative and the others don’t need to hear it all? The short answer is no. At least, not by itself.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. This community-organized event will host speakers from Microsoft and Lloyds Banking Group to deliver insights on design innovation, DevOps and continuous delivery, and business agility.

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Is the PMO Serving the Organization?

Brad Egeland

What better way to handle these periodic engagements than to see to it that they are managed consistently, effectively, efficiently and solely by one office…one group of individuals who comprise the project management office or PMO? Whether you have a formal project management process in place or not in an organization, but projects are still happening all around. Inside business units (BUs) need work done.

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What is Your Project Management “Bullpen”?

Bridge the Gap Consulting

“Every project manager in your PMO must become expert level in each process group and knowledge area to be successful.” I replied back on the professional message board that though I agree every PM needs to understand and show competence in each process group, I don’t agree with the concept of being “expert level.” In your PMO, you probably have something very similar with the project management staff.

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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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. This community-organized event will host speakers from Microsoft and Lloyds Banking Group to deliver insights on design innovation, DevOps and continuous delivery, and business agility.

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How Much Time is Required For PMP Exam Preparation?

Taskque

Now, in 2019, things have gotten quite tricky. We again asked around for the average preparation time of PMP exam now in 2019 and got quite interesting answers. In a project management group on Facebook, we gleaned some valuable nuggets of wisdom as well: “ There are so many variables.

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

Planview

Applications and other assets can be organized in an asset hierarchy, which can serve to categorize and group assets that drive major business functions. PMO Vision and Trends

Ask a PM: What to Do When Your Sponsor Is Too Busy

LiquidPlanner

I sometimes schedule a whole year of monthly steering group meetings with a PA once a project has kicked off. Talk to your PMO first and then make plans to transition the project to another sponsor.

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Volunteering: Giving Back That Feels Like Taking

Leading Answers

You are automatically in a self-selecting group who have put a higher cause ahead of their sense of self-worth or importance. Over the years of volunteering with PMI, I have met many great industry leaders like “Risk Doctor” David Hillson and PMO guru Jack Duggal.

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Using Portfolio-Driven Performance to Improve Project Delivery

Planview

prioritized groupings) for each major component in an organization’s ecosystem. PMO Vision and TrendsThe following content is taken from the whitepaper, “Portfolio-Driven Performance: The 7 Process Areas That Drive IT and Business Results,” written by Jerry Manas.