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The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

The importance of training is vital to all projects, programmes and portfolios in order to ensure Efficiency, Consistency and Quality. Training is important because it results in fewer mistakes and a better final product. When employers have a well-trained team, it ultimately leads to a more profitable and efficient workplace environment. This level of training ensures that consistency and governance are maintained and auditable. Trained staff equals success.

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Getting Started With Your PMO CV

Arras People

When you’re looking for a new role in PMO, we never start with the thinking that we’re looking for an average job, something that will do. It’s about putting our best selves forward so we can find and secure a great PMO job. In the last article – Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job – we started by getting into the right kind of mindset and understanding what it is that you’re selling. PMO PMO CV PMO Learning PMO job

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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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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.

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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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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Building an adaptive leadership mindset, skill set and toolset. The PMO: Gap Closer. It’s the PMO. In a small organisation, it’s a central PMO that carries out key services in portfolio, programme and project support. The only entity that exists today that can support that is the PMO. Perhaps it’s not called a PMO – it can be called anything. Where the PMO Closes the Gap. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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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? PMO Examples.

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The Lazy Project Manager – Conference and Corporate Speaker

The Lazy Project Manager

As we all start the journey that is 2019, a few questions: Are you investing in your project management community? I am the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘ The Lazy Project Manager’ , along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges, presentation skills and executive sponsorship as well business transformation. Contact me today to discuss how we can work together in 2019.

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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. The leadership perception issue, as we call it, usually comes in two forms: Executive sponsors do not possess top-level visibility.

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. The leadership perception issue, as we call it, usually comes in two forms: Executive sponsors do not possess top-level visibility.

Turning Good Project Management into Great Project Leadership

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

As a senior project manager or head of a PMO, it is important to assess teams for any skill gaps that may be inhibiting or preventing project success. This shift in project scale requires a shift in project leadership —and explains why there is a greater demand than ever for technically adept project managers who can master the relational skills to inspire teams and push projects across the finish line. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

November December 2019 January. The theme this year is “Adaptive Mindset Leadership: Bringing PM Into a New Decade.” PMO Conference UK: London, UK, 2-3 June 2020. The 2 day event sold out in 2019, so make sure you register early. The Future PMO: London, UK, 1 October 2020.

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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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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. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. It’s apparently targeted at IT PM, but the sections on Managing Projects, Applied Leadership, and Business Acumen speak clearly to PMI’s Talent Triangle. I hope in early 2019, it will be much more.

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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. To keep up, organisations will seek out modern approaches to professional development and training that can benefit their teams and the business alike. >> Read the full Top 10 Trends report for 2019.

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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. New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply.

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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. New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply.

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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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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. Do Some Training.

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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? How do companies use formal training programs? 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. Project Management Training Statistics.

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Eliminate Project Chaos

WorkOtter

I have spoken to and trained thousands of project managers. 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.

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Help! I am stuck in the toaster of life!

The Lazy Project Manager

And you know what, I am absolutely stuck in the toaster of life, wondering what to do next – whether to carry on doing what I have done for many years (PMO leadership at a global level), focus on my private world of project management leadership, speaking, writing, training, coaching etc, or head off to find something brand new.

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

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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. By contrast, the Agile approach to Lean Portfolio Management operations encourages a decentralization of program management, shifting the power of planning and execution with empowered, self-sufficient Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and Solution Trains.

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4 Things the Project Manager Should Expect of Senior Management

Brad Egeland

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. So, we do we need from our senior company leadership? Project managers are used to working fairly solo.

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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Volunteering: Giving Back That Feels Like Taking

Leading Answers

Over the years of volunteering with PMI, I have met many great industry leaders like “Risk Doctor” David Hillson and PMO guru Jack Duggal. They have been generous mentors, and I often learn more in a 10-minute coffee break than days of training or reading. If you are looking for professional development opportunities for 2019, I strongly suggest you consider volunteering.   Events LeadershipVolunteering with PMI has many benefits.

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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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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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Five Top Tips for Gaining Your Next Project Management Job

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Keep the profile very factual and get rid of the words or phrases that can apply to anyone, “hardworking”, “exceptional leadership skills”, “team player” You need the space for the factual stuff we mentioned in point 1. Find out more about project management training. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Project Management Project Management Careers Project Management Training

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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. and it may mean that a large proportion of the PMO may get swallowed up by the click of a button.

Five Best Practices for Allocating Resources

Keyedin

PMO leaders, like Game of Thrones, it’s “allocate or die” The highest-rated fantasy TV show ever is about to start its eighth and final season. In that spirit, we offer five best practices and their corresponding pain points to help you gain the transparency and control you need to prioritize your people and experience more success in your resource-centric program management office (PMO). PTO, training and admin situation.

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Five Best Practices for Allocating Resources

Keyedin

PMO leaders, like Game of Thrones, it’s “allocate or die” The highest-rated fantasy TV show ever is about to start its eighth and final season. In that spirit, we offer five best practices and their corresponding pain points to help you gain the transparency and control you need to prioritize your people and experience more success in your resource-centric program management office (PMO). PTO, training and admin situation.

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25 Practical Project Team Development Practices

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Of course, there are many dimensions to team leadership. Blake & Mouton’s ‘ managerial grid ’, which classifies leadership style according to the variables of ‘concern for production’ and ‘concern for people’ is over 50 years old, but still provides a useful framework for thinking about the best leadership approach. STEM, latest developments, feedback from training attended, safety share before a meeting, spare-time interests).

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Design-Thinking and Project Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Training the existing workforce through customised training will result in strategic thinkers who are fully invested in the mission and future direction of the organisation. For more on selecting a training partner read our guide: Selecting Your Professional Development Partner. Most of all, it requires the right mindset and toolset, embedded in a culture that supports risk-taking, divergent thinking, adaptive leadership and freedom to collaborate.

One Year on Terra Firma

The Lazy Project Manager

You don’t do my type of work (project management, PMO leadership at a global level, keynote speaking, consultancy and training) without clocking up some pretty impressive airmiles and flight status. Won the PMO Influencer of the Year award.

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

MPUG

Within your history, you can print or download your training history transcript and certificates of completion including the one for today. Is it time to replace the project management office with an integrated innovation power train that drives real change across the business, across the enterprise, across the nonprofit? 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

But how important is the strategic leadership and alignment of risk planning? Visible senior management support and training, under the direction of an executive level corporate risk manager responsible. Check also Strategy Execution ‘ Strategic Leadership Certification program in partnership with Duke CE. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Project Manager Career Path vs Scrum Master Career Path

PM Basics

You get experience in project management and leadership. There, you already have some relationships with your leadership. But I strongly believe that: It’s much easier to get into a small company, get a leadership position and build up from there. However, if you can get sponsorship from the company to get any kind of certifications or trainings, do use it as much as possible. Usually, you need to take a two-day training and pass a simple exam.

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Five Steps to Rapid Recovery of Failing Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Resolve serious leadership problems. If you’d like more practical help and training, take a look at the Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects course. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Project failure can occur for an infinite number of reasons. Sometimes it’s out of your control. Maybe a blizzard caused your group to miss a series of deadlines or fail to deliver necessary components for your project.

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