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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). According to the Project Management Institute, 71% of companies have a PMO, a steady rise over the past ten years. One that allows for the flow of innovation to align with the structure of the traditional 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. Project management training is the glue that holds your career together. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. Change Management 2019. Future PMO.

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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? You can scroll down and get the highlights, and then read all the advice in the How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects ebook. Now 2019 is here, I think that’s’s a cop-out.

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

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

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. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference

Planview

We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. Senior leaders provide space to innovate, but not how.

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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. The first was around the training and professional development side. Project Management PMO report

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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. Through centralizing key elements of portfolio operations by utilizing new, different operational functions such as an Agile PMO, and Lean-Agile Centers of Excellence (LACE).

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

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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. With more than 600 PMO professionals in attendance, it is one of the largest PMO conferences in the world. These project management professionals discuss innovative ideas, predict future trends and reinforces core industry skills.

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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. 86% of respondents also felt leaders need help to develop a problem-solving mindset and tool-kit so they can resolve issues in different ways and think more innovatively about the projects they are working on.

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The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Risk management training teaches that an official budget – the base case – should be considered in the context of three scenarios: worst case, best case and most likely. 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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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. In a previous blog How to Structure Your Organisation to Drive Innovation , we discussed how strategic project management supplies the key ingredients for choosing and executing innovative products that align with an organisation’s overall strategy. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. 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.

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. 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.

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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. 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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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. Promoting an Innovation Culture.

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PMXPO is back for its 11th year!

Keyedin

Project management is becoming a largely recognized and valued profession as more and more organizations are investing in a PMO and even moving to an ePMO model – bringing strong project management practices to the core of the business. Recent events such as the passing of the PMIAA act further validate the need for formal project management practices and training.

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PMXPO is back for its 11th year!

Keyedin

Project management is becoming a largely recognized and valued profession as more and more organizations are investing in a PMO and even moving to an ePMO model – bringing strong project management practices to the core of the business. Recent events such as the passing of the PMIAA act further validate the need for formal project management practices and training.

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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. One of the key ways in which design thinking gets results is through increased innovation. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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The Project Management Gatherings

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Daily stand-ups; lunch-and-learns; brainstorming huddles; communities of practice; forums and not to mention formal ways of learning together through training courses and workshops. Gatherings are hosted to aid innovation; create visions and roadmaps; to resolve a problem or to provide information, knowledge share or even wisdom. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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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. This year we digitized most of our content so that you can consume almost all our training either live or digitally.

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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, OnlinePMCourses.com. During 2018 I will be launching an update to my online PMO course, The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down , I have brand new webinars in the works with materials never been shared before all based off of my Project Management Communication Tools book, and my PMO Lifecycle book. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm.

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