The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

Taking data from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset we were able to construct the table below which shows the take up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. ITIL – A Framework of Best Practice: Some may be surprised to see ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) in a list of project management certifications but like its stable mate PRINCE2 as a framework, it offers a broad insight into service delivery. For more PMO related certificates see here.

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PMO Health Check 101

Brad Egeland

Do you have a healthy PMO? If you are a project-centric organization, then a project management office (PMO) that is run effectively, efficiently, productively and focused on delivering great projects from great leaders is what it's all about. PMO health is all about. A PMO that is headed in the right direction has an experienced leader at the helm. Indeed, the PMO will suffer greatly and it will likely be doomed to fail. Is it run efficiently?

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO). 58% of respondents indicated that they did not feel their PMO was effective. Only 34% said that their PMO had good repeatable processes, procedures and templates in place to help them do their jobs well. And a full 47% indicated that their company’s senior leadership had no visible involvement in the PMO.

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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?

LiquidPlanner

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. If you are a PM who has considered a PMO assignment, you may have asked yourself these questions: Where does the PMO fit in this career path? Is joining a PMO a good career move? Will I be stuck if I go into the PMO? Five Reasons to Join a PMO.

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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? The PMO definition essentially means an internal or external group at a company. The PMO meaning also involves tracking the directions and project status for each group. PMO Examples. What is a PMO?

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Is a PMO the Right Strategic Plan

Brad Egeland

Projects happen no matter what your office infrastructure looks like. Whether you have a PMO or just one or more project managers or even no true defined project managers, projects still happen. ​ The question is, do you need a Project Management Office (PMO) wrapped around the process of running these initiatives, projects, engagements or tasks? And sometimes you aren’t even aware there are projects going on.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

Infrastructure & Projects Authority assurance templates. The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) arranges and manages project assurance reviews for the UK governments’ complex and high risk projects. edu project management template” and you’ll find quite a lot of universities have a PMO that makes templates available for general use. Note: These sources were reliable and correct as at 28 June 2019. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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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.

Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

If the portfolio is stuffed with “catch-up” infrastructure programs and unaligned, scattered “next best ideas” then I knew the writing was on the wall for that company’s lack of effectiveness in the marketplace. Transformed Performance: Let’s face it—when you’re prey to overruns and drastically hobbled by poor resource deployment, your PMO isn’t performing the way it should.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

If the portfolio is stuffed with “catch-up” infrastructure programs and unaligned, scattered “next best ideas” then I knew the writing was on the wall for that company’s lack of effectiveness in the marketplace. Transformed Performance: Let’s face it—when you’re prey to overruns and drastically hobbled by poor resource deployment, your PMO isn’t performing the way it should.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

What I've compiled here is what I hope – my time permitting – is the beginning of a series of articles to introduce different software tools and services that help get project leaders and planners and PM infrastructures themselves on the right track and headed in the right direction. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company.

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The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

Example: “We have an upstream dependency on Claire’s project to complete the infrastructure before our project can use it.” Set up a dependency/constraint log using an existing template from your PMO or by designing your own. No project happens in a vacuum. Projects are constrained by and are dependent on the environment in which they are taking place – both the corporate environment and the wider environment outside the company.

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5 Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

What I've compiled here is what I hope – my time permitting – is the beginning of a series of articles to introduce different software tools and services that help get project leaders and planners and PM infrastructures themselves on the right track and headed in the right direction. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company.

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The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Allocating financial resources to the proper projects is often a painful selection process for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), General Manager, PMO Director or whoever makes those decisions in your organization. Finally, your project management solution must support your project management methods and infrastructure What exactly is hybrid PPM? First let's consider what PPM is and should do and then let's explore what happens with a hybrid PPM tool.

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

Planview

Behind all this is the underlying IT infrastructure. The hardware components of the infrastructure are considered hard assets. For example, the hierarchy below could be set up for software, while other classes and sub-classes can be set up for Web servers, data/storage, infrastructure, and other hard assets. PMO Vision and Trends

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

February 19-21, Sydney — The Seventh PMO Leadership Forum gathers PM experts of different levels to learn successful case studies on determining, evaluating, and broadcasting your PMO value, as well as examine strategies to improve your project delivery and PM processes in general, embrace digital transformation journey, and more. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Why PMOs Need to Invest in Project Manager Skill and Experience

MavenLink

Not all projects are equal and any project management office (PMO) that assumes so will quickly get into trouble. The Crucial Role of a PMO. Part of a PMO’s role is to look after the “people” involved in a project, including project managers, program managers, and others. It is overseeing a solid on-boarding program, together with a buddy/mentoring support infrastructure in place. Take this simple test – it will only take a few seconds but will tell you a lot.

Improving the Repeatability, Efficiency and Quality of Professional Services Delivery

Keyedin

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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Is DevOps Possible Without Agile?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

version control, infrastructure as code, etc.). This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. A few months ago, I was having a coffee with a fellow Agile Coach talking about DevOps when he suddenly says “what is DevOps anyway?”. To which I replied, “You’re right!”. Sounds like a joke? It’s not! In IT projects DevOps is nothing more than pure Agile implemented properly. While Agile popularity is at its height, DevOps is still very fresh for many.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

February 19-21, Sydney — The Seventh PMO Leadership Forum gathers PM experts of different levels to learn successful case studies on determining, evaluating, and broadcasting your PMO value, as well as examine strategies to improve your project delivery and PM processes in general, embrace digital transformation journey, and more. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Improving the Repeatability, Efficiency and Quality of Professional Services Delivery

Keyedin

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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4 Questions to Ask When You're Asked to Help Set Up a New PMO

Project Smart

Everyone feels your project management infrastructure - albeit new and leanly staffed with a few part-time project managers from various departments - has been successful enough to warrant taking the next big step: the creation of a formal project management office (PMO). Your organisation has decided to take the next step.

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

MPUG

” Tad: The central proposition of this talk is despite the best intentions even at board level, many organizations are failing to exploit transformation opportunities because project delivery, where we all know, live, and love, and the infrastructure that support it and the processes are simply not fit for this purpose. Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Some of you work in an IT PMO.

Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Benefits included security of supply and payment, and increased efficiency through not having to maintain their own infrastructure. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Experienced managers know the value of the ‘elevator view’, that is, knowing when to press the button for the top floor to look down at the bigger picture, and when to descend to the ground floor to get down ‘amongst the weeds’.

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The Vision of Your Project

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The master plan sets the vision for how the entire area will look with houses, offices, public spaces, services and infrastructure. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. The ability to identify, articulate and share a clear vision for the project is one of the key ingredients to project success. When we run projects we must begin with the end in mind as Stephen Covey put it in his best-selling book; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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Real World Absolutes For Business Analysts On Tech Projects

Brad Egeland

It can be a catalyst for cohesion within a PM infrastructure or project management office (PMO). Let me be the first to say that Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is great. ​ It can help you get hired, move up in your profession, and show dedication to your chosen career path. It can give everyone a common language to use.

Keeping Top Management Informed - Part 2

Project Smart

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we discussed keeping top management informed of your project's status by considering the PM or PMO infrastructure as well as if and why they would need to be informed. We will continue this discussion by considering what to report to them - without overloading them with unnecessary information (thus doing more harm than good) - and how often they should receive it. Role of the Project Manager