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The Balanced PMO

The Lazy Project Manager

The same is true of the PMO. A balanced approach will definitely pay dividends and will not only ensure that the PMO is as effective and efficient as possible but will also aid the acceptance of the PMO by the rest of the organisation. For example, if your PMO is created solely with the purpose of being the ‘project police’ then you will be in for a very short run.

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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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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. Strategy Execution were there catching up with PMO practitioners and discussing the latest challenges PMOs are facing today. Staying with the reporting theme, data analytics will be a game changer for the PMO in the coming years. Agile for the PMO.

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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In a new report from Strategy Execution, 86% of organisations which are delivering change through programmes and projects struggle to prioritise work streams and resources. All these insights form the basis of the latest survey from Strategy Execution which focuses on the emerging trends and the impact on skills. Building an adaptive leadership mindset, skill set and toolset. The PMO: Gap Closer. It’s the PMO. Where the PMO Closes the Gap.

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Realign Your Vision – 3 Ways The PMO Can Drive A Successful Business Transformation

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Business transformation is a high priority in today's corporate landscape - a fact that the C-Suite is well aware of. But once executives have decided to implement some type of transformation, they often rush to de-prioritize it. Sometimes they even stop paying any attention at all to this critical organization change, delegating essential strategy projects to those with little to no relevant experience. Enter: the project management office. PMOs are uniquely situated to orchestrate organizational change, all while building a landscape that is centered around collaboration and social interaction.

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. There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career. Leadership. Strategy.

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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. Aligning most of the projects and programmes to the organisation’s strategies is one of the most important benefits of implementing organisational portfolio management. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Portfolio Management Strategy Execution

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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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.

The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Susanne Madsen is the author of several books on project management and leadership, including The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. She’s also the director of the London-based Project Leadership Institute, which works to build well-rounded and dynamic project management leaders.

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Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

has arrived and adaptive project leadership skills are even more in demand. Here are our 10 project predictions to watch out for in 2019: Disruptive Technologies Will Continue Their Trajectory. We’re seeing Agile emerge to the C-suite as executives realise how this mindset and practice can help organisations change and adapt their strategies more quickly. >> Read the full Top 10 Trends report for 2019. Project Management Strategy Execution

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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.

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 Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one, in good time for 2019. So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. We were musing on this because Ron has paused his blogging and is rethinking his strategy. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. British Project Management consultant Susanne Madsen writes with real authority and focuses on leadership-related PM topics.

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

In this blog series, we will be discussing five types of planning that are crucial to delivering on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. They require people, strategies, work, outcomes, and technology. Stick with us and in the end, you’ll understand what it takes to create plans that will enable you to continuously connect strategy to delivery. Lean and Agile PMO Product Innovation

Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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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.

Crystal-Clear Reporting Enables Your PMO to Deliver Value

Keyedin

In the case of the PMO (project/program management office), this reporting means a better enterprise view of resource usage, a cycle of improvement on project processes, the ability to intervene at the right time for struggling projects, and greater likelihood that the program is held to the desired budget and scope parameters. Effective reporting—the intel from the field that gets distilled into cogent parcels for the right internal audience—is the lifeblood of a PMO.

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Crystal-Clear Reporting Enables Your PMO to Deliver Value

Keyedin

In the case of the PMO (project/program management office), this reporting means a better enterprise view of resource usage, a cycle of improvement on project processes, the ability to intervene at the right time for struggling projects, and greater likelihood that the program is held to the desired budget and scope parameters. Effective reporting—the intel from the field that gets distilled into cogent parcels for the right internal audience—is the lifeblood of a PMO.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution

Planview

Now, let’s get into the first two process areas by examining why it is crucial for your organization to align strategy, financials, and execution. A strategic plan generally incorporates a hierarchy of Missions, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics (MOST), which work together to set a business’s direction. The executive leadership team, including Finance, typically work together to rank investments and create a proposed investment portfolio. PMO Vision and Trends

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. Welcome everybody, should have my opening title screen out here of Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. The post Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019 appeared first on MPUG.

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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

A community of interest can take many forms, from your professional community of project managers at work, perhaps organised by your PMO, an online community or an industry group or professional body that you are part of – one that has regular meet ups. Whether you join the Project Management Café group on Facebook, the PMO Flashmob , or the discussion groups on LinkedIn, you’ll learn something if you chip into the discussion and meet new people.

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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. Many of those questioned (83%) want to see as much focus on building the right adaptive leadership mindsets as there is on boosting technical project management skills. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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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. Each participant in our roundtable admitted that leadership and organizational culture were the largest obstacles when implementing Agile.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

This book achieves many things: it evidences the rise and needs for the revolution; it provides a ‘project canvas’ – an alternative framework for the application of project management; it demonstrates that successful projects are not just about estimates and critical paths, but crucially about engagement, benefits and strategic alignment; and demonstrates that different personal and organisational skills and leadership are necessary. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Eliminate Project Chaos

WorkOtter

In organizations that lack knowledge, accountability, and discipline at higher levels, often organizational leadership wants to have its cake and eat it too, and this is a signi?cant Involving leadership in too many details. I have spoken to and trained thousands of project managers.

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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. Part 1: Driving Agile at Scale: The Agile PMO. The speed and flexibility of Agile make it an attractive working mechanism for the entire organization, and the PMO is in the ideal position to lead the way.

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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? Project Management Office (PMO) Statistics. As we wrote earlier, creating a project management office (PMO) can drastically improve productivity and bring greater clarity to your PM processes. PMO and EPMO: 80% of high-performance organizations - Champions - have a PMO. 72% say that there is a strong alignment of the EPMO to their organizational strategy. (

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

One thing is clear though, if AI is going to figure highly in the workplace in the very near future, the business strategy and resulting plans need to be in place before any real adoption can start. Does your business have an AI-related business strategy? 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. Leadership. Project Management PMO report

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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. The methods used; the leadership styles; the technology utilised; the pace of change and the increasing numbers of projects and the people required to work within them. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Effective Communications in Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Communicating allows team members to make a connection between what they’re doing and the overall success of the organisation – the key to successful strategy execution. By knowing where they fit in the organisation’s overarching business strategy, project members will feel a greater level of commitment and accomplishment. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Communication Leadership Strategy Execution

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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. 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). Didn’t we just say that a centralized PMO undermined LPM? Lean and Agile PMO

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Cultivating an Adaptive Mindset

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In today’s complex business world it’s a ‘growth mindset’ that is required from our leaders to navigate the complexity of our new business context and successful execute strategy. We are not only struggling to lead and execute strategy in our current VUCA world, but there is more ahead. This mindset needs to cross the boundaries of fundamental aspects that make our business function; Work, People and Strategy. Work, People and Strategy.

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The Zombie PMO Outbreak [Infographic]

Planview

The Zombie-PMO apocalypse is here. They must drive digital transformation and fuel growth strategies by delivering complex programs across the organization at speed. The ability to translate strategy into measurable goals will set PMOs apart from the undead hoard. Consider a few of these questions to determine your PMO status: Does your PMO have a maniacal focus on standards and processes? ” PMOWarning!

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The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

All business initiatives are achieved through projects, so assessing and ranking these projects in order of importance to the business strategy give organisations the confidence to embrace risk. Improving the way people lead and execute project-based work and increasing the alignment of projects to the intended strategy – while reducing uncertainty associated with risks – enables an organisation to execute faster and deliver higher quality results every time.

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

But how important is the strategic leadership and alignment of risk planning? Check also Strategy Execution ‘ Strategic Leadership Certification program in partnership with Duke CE. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Project Management Risk Management Strategy Execution

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Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake

Planview

Most organizations spend time setting up a mission or vision, creating a great strategy, coming up with goals, setting objectives, and discovering what the magnitude of the project will be. Question: For those leadership members that were not always in agreement, or that perhaps were a bit more resistant (to the process change), how did you go about getting them to accept the strategic work intake process?

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Getting Started with Agile Portfolio Management

Keyedin

Tom Raper, our excellent Director of Product Solutions, had the opportunity to present a session at the PMO Symposium earlier this month. You can also read more about our key PMO Symposium takeaways. Adopt a Product Delivery Strategy. The first step when getting started with Agile portfolio management is to embrace a product delivery strategy. This requires that you adapt time, money and resources to be as Agile as your overall management strategy.

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