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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. If you have even a passing interest in the field, then you’ve bumped up against PMI. A History of PMI.

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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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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK.

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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. Managing multiple priorities and interrelated work streams. The PMO: Gap Closer. It’s the PMO. Where the PMO Closes the Gap.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. You folks do like reading about project management! So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one, in good time for 2019. Pro Project Manager.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

I have researched the best places to get free project management templates for download online. How to Use Free Project Management Templates. You can find free project management templates to download all over the internet. Project management is nothing if not transferable.

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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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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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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

Think about it—in the project charter process, project sponsors and managers have the opportunity to engage key stakeholders for the express purpose of defining the vision of a project. Ask your PMO or project management group if a project charter template is available.

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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. PMI ).

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen. ONEPOINT Projects Every once in awhile we find that product or process or program that can help us out immensely in the project management and project portfolio management world.

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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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Is Your Strategic Project at Risk Due to Poor Implementation of Proven Project Management Practices?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

According to the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession , 52% of projects completed in the last 12 months experienced scope creep. Although 93% of organisations report that they use standardised project management practices , only 23% say that these practices are used throughout the organisation.

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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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Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Perhaps your organisation’s learning and development department already have the career management and careers path frameworks available for your role. You can check out the PMI one here. A lack of goal-setting by the line manager.

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 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.

Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

Recently we were able to hear directly from Margo in our webinar Strategic Portfolio Management 101: Getting started with outcome-oriented portfolio management , which pulled some concepts from her recent Forrester research, Strategic Portfolio Management is Agile.

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.

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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Book Review: A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “ A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” How to Run the Perfect Project Meeting Risks are Real. And if you're directing a PMO, get a copy for all of your staff.

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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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Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

Recently we were able to hear directly from Margo in our webinar Strategic Portfolio Management 101: Getting started with outcome-oriented portfolio management , which pulled some concepts from her recent Forrester research, Strategic Portfolio Management is Agile. PMI reports that “for the first time in five years, the amount of failed investments due to project performance has declined by 20%.” Do you have overarching themes to inform your strategic PMO?

Volunteering: Giving Back That Feels Like Taking

Leading Answers

Volunteering with PMI has many benefits. 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.

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PM Experts on Why Projects Fail – Epicflow Research Part 1

Epicflow Blog

In this article, we share some of the main reasons for failure according to project leaders at IBM, Microsoft, GE Oil & Gas, Bühler Group, ExxonMobil, PMI, and other organizations. Philip Van Der Walt, a Project Manager at Lights-ON Collective, adds that “the most prevalent factor with the biggest snow-ball effect is the lack of proper planning and scope development / implementation, starting with practical and integrated design.” Why do so many projects still fail?

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. Today’s session is eligible for 3/4 of a PMI PDU in the strategic category, and the code to claim that is on the screen now.

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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Top Tips for Realistic Project Estimations

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

According to the PMI, inaccurate cost estimates is a contributing factor in 28% of projects that fail. They fail to consider the full spectrum of activities that need to be carried out and often leave out contingency to cater for risks and uncertainty.

The Vision of Your Project

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

It gives the project manager a view of where the client wants to go, but it won’t give them all the stepping-stones to getting there. Without a clear vision there is a high risk of a disconnect between the project’s tangible outputs and what the customer or organization really needed.

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Cautionary Tale of Resource Capacity Planning: #1 Reason for PSO Project Failure

Keyedin

Why Walmart nearly became the big fish story for a PMO leader. In a recent survey, 94% of Enterprise IT project managers and PMO leaders and 77% of project and PMO managers working in the professional services industry reported that resource assignment capabilities were the number one reason they needed project management automation. As a former PMO leader, I realize the practical need of keeping those executive folks happy.

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Using PPM Solutions to Join High Performers

Keyedin

Efficient project management is one of the most valuable tools in a business manager’s arsenal. Research from the latest PMI Pulse of the Profession Report provides insight into key areas PMOs can focus on to bring themselves closer to the high performing mark. PMI found that scope creep typically affects around 33% of the average high performing company’s projects whereas it affects around 69% of the average low performing company’s projects.

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Using PPM Solutions to Join High Performers

Keyedin

Efficient project management is one of the most valuable tools in a business manager’s arsenal. Research from the latest PMI Pulse of the Profession Report provides insight into key areas PMOs can focus on to bring themselves closer to the high performing mark. PMI found that scope creep typically affects around 33% of the average high performing company’s projects whereas it affects around 69% of the average low performing company’s projects.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

I've been involved in training Project Managers for over 20 years. And there are some project management questions I get asked time and time again. But I thought it is time to collate all the project management questions I get asked most often. Online Project Management Training.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 3 – Best Practices & Real World Use of Agile with MS Project / Project PPM

MPUG

And this session is eligible for one PMI, PDU in the Technical category. He’s an accomplished speaker, consultant and educator, supporting the project management community for over 25 years. Well, if you’ve ever been a project manager working in there, not only does the customer sometimes not fully understand what they want, they have an idea, but then when they look at it, they go, “Nah, that’s not it.” And she is our unofficial project manager.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM

MPUG

And today’s session is eligible for one PMI PDU in the technical category, and the code for claim that is on the screen now, that’s mpugwebnlearn091819. He’s an accomplished speaker, consultant and educator supporting the project management community for over 25 years. And this is important, because if you’ve ever been doing project management before, you’ll find that requirements always change or there’s more that becomes embellished upon that.

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