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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? Now 2019 is here, I think that’s’s a cop-out.

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Top Ten PMO Themes 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Last week it was the fifth PMO Conference in London. With over 400 PMO practitioners from around the globe and over 20 sessions to choose from, there’s a lot to learn about where PMO is heading right now. Agile for the PMO. Digital PMO.

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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

There are further stats; 45% lack change management skills; 29% have poorly resourced initiatives; 27% lack project management skills. Building an adaptive leadership mindset, skill set and toolset. Managing multiple priorities and interrelated work streams.

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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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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?

LiquidPlanner

In your project management career, you’ll have multiple opportunities to perform different project management roles ranging from a project analyst to a program manager. A typical project manager career path takes this progression: Project Coordinator. Project Manager.

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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’. Strategic Risk Management.

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Turning Good Project Management into Great Project Leadership

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Many organisations are investing in people, processes and structure to create teams focused on strategy execution, often by establishing project management offices (PMOs). Teams are struggling against risks they should have planned for or avoided. The ability to manage both up and down.

Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Ahead of its January meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum published its Global Risks Report 2020, based on the input of 750 experts and outlining the biggest risks faced by economies over the next 10 years [1]. And if the WEF didn’t see a risk coming, then what hope do we have?

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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute of Learning

LeRoy Ward, IIL Executive VP of Enterprise Solutions and Sander Boeije, Program Manager – IIL Online Conferences . On November 7, 2019, IIL will celebrate the 16 th anniversary of International Project Management Day, also known as IPM Day. Agile Project Management.

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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. Minimizing the risks to individual projects in terms of business impact. 2 Minimize Risk.

How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

Planview

First, let’s acknowledge that it’s not easy to establish an effective prioritization process when your PMO and teams are in high demand. This disconnect points to the struggle PMO directors face to identify and enact an effective prioritization process. How do you prioritize your work?

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The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

Any output from any Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tool is only as good as the information and data that you input. This is another key importance for any PMO as without governance and auditability you have no control.

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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. We recently hosted a webinar titled “ Modern Capacity Planning – Putting the Strategy into Resource Management ” in which many attendees cited this problem as paramount in their organizations.

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. We recently hosted a webinar titled “ Modern Capacity Planning – Putting the Strategy into Resource Management ” in which many attendees cited this problem as paramount in their organizations.

Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

Keyedin

What do RMs and employers say about the burgeoning field of RM leadership? The resource management (RM) discipline is where enterprise-wide, project management leadership was several years ago: Technology changes were driving rapid redefinition of roles.

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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. Minimizing the risks to individual projects in terms of business impact. 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. 2 Minimize Risk.

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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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

As we step into 2019, what project management statistics should you be aware of? The field of project management is changing, and it’s changing fast. To answer these questions, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the latest project management statistics.

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Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

Keyedin

What do RMs and employers say about the burgeoning field of RM leadership? The resource management (RM) discipline is where enterprise-wide, project management leadership was several years ago: Technology changes were driving rapid redefinition of roles. A main challenge was finding people who could be strategic enablers, institute new PMO processes, and drive adoption of new technology. Are Resource Managers Hard to Find?

Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

It’s proven that managing portfolios better creates cost efficiencies and helps companies complete more projects to specifications and to budget requirements. Did you know that the other proven benefit of competitive portfolio management is an ability to identify and move quickly on the most strategic projects? Project portfolio management, often referred to as simply portfolio management, is forward looking.

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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. Challenges arise when senior leadership has yet to adopt an Agile mindset, even if their teams have.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

It’s proven that managing portfolios better creates cost efficiencies and helps companies complete more projects to specifications and to budget requirements. Did you know that the other proven benefit of competitive portfolio management is an ability to identify and move quickly on the most strategic projects? Project portfolio management, often referred to as simply portfolio management, is forward looking.

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4 Things the Project Manager Should Expect of Senior Management

Brad Egeland

Project managers are used to working fairly solo. If you have a PMO of, say, 15 project managers who are each running, on average, 5 projects then that’s 75 projects that may be going on at any given time in the organization.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more.

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The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Business leaders and corporate executives need to find the optimal way to achieve growth while at the same time, manage the risks. The first step toward embracing risk is to realise that risks aren’t all bad – positive risks are in fact opportunities.

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Design-Thinking and Project Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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. Fearing risk-taking.

The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Vendor Management and Outsourcing is Growing.

6 Reasons Why Projects are Late

Planview

These problems, as mentioned, were cited by a large percentage of respondents in Planview’s resource management study as a primary cause of their resource management pains. Part 5: How Risk Management is Crucial to Project Management. PMO Vision and Trends

Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In recent years, portfolio management has evolved from an administrative process, in which projects are selected and prioritised, to one of the key ways in which organisations can focus on strategy implementation. Effective Portfolio Management. Portfolio Management and Risk Management.

Why PMOs Need to Invest in Project Manager Skill and Experience

MavenLink

Do you believe that all project managers are equal? How Are You Approaching Project Management? Not all projects are equal and any project management office (PMO) that assumes so will quickly get into trouble. All three have varying levels of risk.

Volunteering: Giving Back That Feels Like Taking

Leading Answers

Project management can feel a solitary activity sometimes. Even if you work with large teams and in organizations with many project managers, the unique nature of projects means PMs often have less in common with their peers than other roles.   Events Leadership

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The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Mr Nieto-Rodriguez has been recognised as the world’s leading champion of project management and founder of a global movement that has transformed the tactical topic of project management into one of the central issues in the CEO’s 2020 agenda.

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Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake

Planview

I came from a project management background and I was always concerned about time, scope, and budget. We look at two planes of geometry, one is risk and the other, of course, is reward. We’ve got two questions for risk and two questions for reward.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Project management is no different. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. The Project Management Institute also sets the standard for ethics in the field. Ethics in Project Management.

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25 Practical Project Team Development Practices

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Project managers don’t usually have a specific budget for team development, and yet, as the PMBoK says, teamwork is a critical factor for project success, and developing effective project tea ms is one of the primary responsibilities of the project manager. Better Team Management.

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Effective Communications in Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Being an effective communicator has always been one of the most important responsibilities of a project manager. Project managers informing stakeholders if they know a project cannot be completed as planned. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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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. With over 20 years in both product and project management, Tad is a passionate technology evangelist and experienced change agent.

Do Resource Managers Get the Respect They Deserve? The Empowered RMO

Keyedin

A new survey uncovers the maturity of the discipline and how employers view resource managers. The Resource Management Institute (RMI) ran a first-of-its-kind survey about the state of the Resource Manager (RM), focusing mainly on the leaders of Resource Management Organizations (RMOs). One of the scariest things about Resource Management Leaders? Hiring managers want multi-faceted candidates for practically every job they fill.

Do Resource Managers Get the Respect They Deserve? The Empowered RMO

Keyedin

A new survey uncovers the maturity of the discipline and how employers view resource managers. The Resource Management Institute (RMI) ran a first-of-its-kind survey about the state of the Resource Manager (RM), focusing mainly on the leaders of Resource Management Organizations (RMOs). One of the scariest things about Resource Management Leaders? Hiring managers want multi-faceted candidates for practically every job they fill.