The Need for an Innovative PMO

MPUG

Without a constant flow of innovation, no company can expect to prosper – or perhaps, even survive. Traditionally, the department managing the flow of projects, including innovation initiatives, is the Project or Portfolio Management Office (the PMO). Articles Innovation PMO

Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. Change Management 2019. deliver:Agile 2019.

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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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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. These include realizing Agile-at-scale, embracing the changing world of work, and creating an innovation culture. Then there is the pressure to innovate and deliver the right products and services to BCBS members quickly.

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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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. Do we really need a PPM tool to do the PMO right?

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PMO Symposium 2018 Recap

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2018 brought 600+ executives, PMO leaders and decision makers together for 4 days of executive level sessions, cutting edge keynotes from global experts, interactive workshops and a sponsor lounge that featured today’s innovative software solutions and services providers for project management offices. The theme for this year’s PMO Symposium was “Where Leaders Meet.” Lack of strategic vision within the PMO.

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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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PMO Symposium 2018 Recap

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2018 brought 600+ executives, PMO leaders and decision makers together for 4 days of executive level sessions, cutting edge keynotes from global experts, interactive workshops and a sponsor lounge that featured today’s innovative software solutions and services providers for project management offices. The theme for this year’s PMO Symposium was “Where Leaders Meet.” Lack of strategic vision within the PMO.

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The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

Keyedin

The program management office (PMO) can demystify project management processes and ensure both a strategic and tactical approach that is holistic and gets the most value from your projects. As business partners, your PMO teams will need to exhibit strategically-impactful results.

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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.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Thought leaders in project management have strong social media followings, are published authors, and are working as leaders for innovative companies and enterprises in the project management industry. The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22.

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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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3 Ways Your PMO Can Drive Business Transformation

Keyedin

In our most recent webinar, Realign Your Vision—3 Ways the PMO Can Drive a Successful Business Transformation , Peter goes into detail. I totally recommend listening in on the whole webinar-especially because attendees (over 300 of them, all PMs or PMO leaders) ask some laser-sharp questions. The PMO can drive business transformation because much of it is agile, responding to digital dynamics among customers and in the marketplace.

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Our penchant for applying technology to every problem often makes innovations and development more complicated. Lean and Agile PMO Product InnovationToday’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed.

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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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. Project schedules can no longer be the PMO’s core focus.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditional approaches, which are typically more lengthy and linear in fashion, may inhibit the flow of innovation and value through your organization, and as such, making it challenging to undergo a Lean-Agile transformation without transforming your organization’s approach to portfolio management.

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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]. Hyper-speed Revisited: The Role of the PMO in the Agile Enterprise [Webinar]. The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale [Whitepaper]. Watch out 2019.

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

Planview

You should be able to continually assess portfolio priorities against capacity to determine which combination best advances the company’s growth, innovation, or transformational goals; and make investment decisions in the context of the overall portfolio of investment. Lean and Agile PMO

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Plus, according to their product roadmap that I've discussed with them, they will be strengthening this even more in their upcoming 2nd gen agile planning and controlling component in their next major release 19 due later in 2019.

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

Planview

For example, a global manufacturing company leverages their R&D organization to track engineering projects work, innovation programs, as well as status and progress of portfolios. Has your organization evolved in terms of how work gets done?

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

November 18-19, Paris — 4th Open Innovation Summit is organized to bring together experts from all over the world to exchange ideas and experience in the field of OI. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

November 18-19, Paris — 4th Open Innovation Summit is organized to bring together experts from all over the world to exchange ideas and experience in the field of OI. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In 2019, Strategy Execution conducted a global survey among project execution professionals across the world to better understand the skill and capability gaps preventing organisations from executing successfully on their most critical strategic priorities.

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

Taskque

PMO Conference. If you are interested in learning about the latest techniques, tools and research related to portfolio management , program management or project management office , then the PMO conference should be on top of your list.

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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. Product delivery, on the other hand, creates opportunities for continuous innovation because it is focused on creating solutions that deliver customer and business value.

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Design-Thinking and Project Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment, organisations need speed, innovation and breakthrough solutions if they are to achieve. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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

Planview

They are strategic partners who can play a role in helping their companies become more innovative and nimble. And some IT departments are directly involved in the product development process, creating innovative technology services expressly for external customers.

Agile Project Management vs. Managing Agile Projects

Keyedin

Agile Project Management is modeled after a methodology originally created by software developers who wanted to deliver products to market faster while also innovating during development and production. Speaking of your PMO … Managing Agile Projects. When we talk about managing Agile projects in a portfolio, it can be a little intimidating for PMO leaders who aren’t familiar with the process. Serious business or herding cats?

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Using Portfolio-Driven Performance to Improve Project Delivery

Planview

As a result, innovation and agility are becoming more vital than ever as organizations fight to compete in today’s marketplace, something attained through portfolio-driven performance to improve project delivery. PMO Vision and Trends

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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? After all, isn’t it the job of a PMO to deliver projects? This inhibits the ability of your PMO to grow value and make improvements or even to achieve the best outcome with limited scope and vision.

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Cultivating an Adaptive Mindset

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

It is easy for our minds to play tricks and drive us to our default thinking; but if we can overcome our bias and engage with a broad network to encompass other perspectives, innovation and forward thinking can come to light and present the best opportunities forward.

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How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

It is especially useful for situations where project managers need to re-frame the way they view an issue, challenge internal assumptions, or truly innovate. Sensemaking – This step is all about ideas, innovation and envisioning solutions. Increased Opportunities For Innovation.

The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

With the speed of change in technological innovation, the growth of customer power and globalisation, a continuous training culture will help organisations maintain the fundamental skills needed for successful strategic execution. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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The Future of Resource Management: Are You Prepared?

Keyedin

If they have an entire PMO to manage, this skill might very well hold the key to that PMO’s future—as a trusted business partner or as a department that produces very little business value and may very well be on its way out. The future PMO may consist of automated assignments handed out to workers across the globe using multiple languages and possessing specialized skills, with artificial intelligence (AI) literally running the whole thing.

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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. Promoting an Innovation Culture.

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

This is why creating and executing on a solid innovation-driven strategy is key.” BA&PM Times Conference is a great way to learn more about how to be an innovative and successful leader. Driving Innovation with 20 Questions by Vincent Mirabelli. Over-Managed: Top Five Risks of Tactical PMO by Osama Aziz.

Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Decisions are often made faster, and by comparison, change management may look like chaos from the outside but may be exactly the innovation that the project, and by extension, the company’s business strategy needs. If your PMO technology can’t allow you the freedom to forecast, scenario model and test-retest deployment across hybrid programs, today’s profit margins have no room for the errors that result.