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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Three Key Takeaways from PMO Symposium 2019

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2019 was held earlier this month in Denver, CO. This intense four-day event was packed with insights on building an adaptive, future-ready PMO. With the PMO currently under attack, the way a company must operate in the digital marketplace is by being more agile and open to consistent change. In doing so, your PMO can become the company’s ally in transforming itself into an adaptive, fast, flexible and competitive industry leader.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. January to March 2019. PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Stockholm, Sweden 11-12 March 2019. IRNOP 2019: TBA.

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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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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

These 18 project management professionals, in particular, have established themselves as thought leaders and influencers. The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019.

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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 Ways to Engage Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Which stakeholders have the most power and influence? Let’s look at some practical ways that you can better engage and influence your project stakeholders at the right times in your project lifecycle. Are You Actually Influencing Your Project Stakeholders?

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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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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

These same stakeholders will discover the project later and may adversely influence the project. Ask your PMO or project management group if a project charter template is available. In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter.

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Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

But as the size of the organization increases and stakes get higher, control partners emerge to influence not only what but how production occurs. For example, in some companies, project management standards are set by a centralized department such as a PMO.

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 Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

Dependencies can occur inside and outside the project’s sphere of influence, and inside and outside the company. Set up a dependency/constraint log using an existing template from your PMO or by designing your own. No project happens in a vacuum.

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Top 10 Project Management Conferences You Can Not Afford to Miss in 2020

Taskque

It will also shed light on how project managers can deliver value in today’s dynamic world and help project managers uplift their status from facilitators to influencers. PMO Conference.

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Top Features to Look for in Project Management Software

MavenLink

A project management software that provides detailed reports with useful data can elevate the business intelligence in your PMO. What type of growth do you expect over the next several years, and how do you expect that will influence your project management needs?

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Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution

Planview

Strategic planning involves assessing the current business direction, as well as any market drivers or internal drivers that may influence the organization’s focus. PMO Vision and Trends

Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

“I was told there would be no math” If agility is now a prerequisite for firms to continuously execute on their digital strategy, then PMO leaders need to double down on linking product outcomes to this particular business strategy.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is an external factor or event capable of influencing the project’s success. . are either internal or external circumstances influencing the project’s success directly or indirectly. Project Management Office (PMO) .

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is an external factor or event capable of influencing the project’s success. . are either internal or external circumstances influencing the project’s success directly or indirectly. Project Management Office (PMO) .

Cultivating an Adaptive Mindset

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The ability to adapt to changing conditions and continue to translate and align strategy, design innovative solutions to new challenges, and collaborate more intensely while influencing are equally important. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

However, it is crucial that project managers are willing to take a step back, in order to limit the influence of their own biases. To affect future progress,” says Alaina Burden, in a previous post for the PMO Perspectives blog. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In this VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) age for businesses, leaders need to be adaptive, as well as able to foster informal networks and influence those who are not necessarily direct reports. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Project Prioritization: Stop Working on the Wrong Projects!

Meisterplan

Each factor creates more work for your PMO, your portfolio board, or your project managers, depending on who is responsible for the project evaluation. Centralized scoring and prioritization processes for an entire project portfolio is a full-time job for more than one PMO manager.

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Project Governance: Establishing an Effective Steering Committee

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Sceptical stakeholders can be a blessing in disguise because they influence the group to address concerns. Who influences the decision-makers? This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

Power, Influence, and Politics: A Key to Managing People, Programs, and Projects by Vijay Verma. Over-Managed: Top Five Risks of Tactical PMO by Osama Aziz. Let's face it – the main goal of the PMO is to increase project success and eliminate, or at least reduce risk… Join us to learn more about how to learn some new skills to better manage your people, projects, and portfolio!

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

Power, Influence, and Politics: A Key to Managing People, Programs, and Projects by Vijay Verma. Over-Managed: Top Five Risks of Tactical PMO by Osama Aziz. Let's face it – the main goal of the PMO is to increase project success and eliminate, or at least reduce risk… Join us to learn more about how to learn some new skills to better manage your people, projects, and portfolio!

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Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

“I was told there would be no math” If agility is now a prerequisite for firms to continuously execute on their digital strategy, then PMO leaders need to double down on linking product outcomes to this particular business strategy. Today, the customer (or internal stakeholder) has the power to influence functional leaders, service managers, plus product and IT service delivery organizations, and can even transform our business models.

Project Manager Career Path vs Scrum Master Career Path

PM Basics

Keep in mind that you need to find a bigger company to work in because this PMO needs to have enough authority and functions for you to develop as a professional project manager. In comparison, a project manager has a bigger influence on how to manage a project.

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

MPUG

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. Tad: Often, external influences in trends are not being evaluated across the enterprise. The PMO has a much higher percentage of actual traction, but the chief innovation office is new.

Applying New Skills in the Project Workplace with Coaching

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

At the evaluation stage, it’s too late to influence the progress of the task – it’s now about reviewing performance (which, remember, includes both skill and commitment) to have the task completed even better next time. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Decision Making in Complex Project Environments

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

This requires that leaders build and influence the collectives of individuals outside their sphere of control to nudge the complex adaptive system into the desired direction. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Develop Your Cultural IQ for a Globalised Business World – Live Webinar

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

What skills do you need to influence change to solve the new kinds of challenges in a global, digital world? This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. 90 percent of executives cite ‘cross-cultural management’ as their top challenge in working across borders.

A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. The PMI EMEA Congress 2019 takes place in mid-May in Dublin, Ireland.

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Reflection and Excitement

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

As I’m sure many of you have done these past weeks, I too have been reflecting on the 2019 year with excitement about what’s ahead for 2020. Across 2019 the number of learners and Adaptive Execution certificate graduates increased more than 10x.

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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? Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm.

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