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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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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members). Project Management PMO report

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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. PMO Managers: When cut by those indicating that they operate as PMO Managers the top 10 delivers the table below. The post The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role appeared first on arraspeople.

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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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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

Taking data from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset we were able to construct the table below which shows the take up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. PMI – Still niche after all these years: Whilst our data and that of others tell us that the PMI (Project Management Institute) is the biggest project management organisation in the world, they are not doing the business here in the UK. For more PMO related certificates see here.

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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

Worldwide, those figures account for a 68% uplift in economic activity related to project-oriented work (figures from PMI’s Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027 ). 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. Where the PMO Closes the Gap.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking. 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. As an organization, it offers training and certification in project management, and it reports regularly on industry trends. A History of PMI.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

November December 2019 January. PMI Singapore Chapter Symposium: Singapore, 20-21 February, 2020. PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Malmö Live, Sweden 9-10 March 2020. PMO Conference UK: London, UK, 2-3 June 2020. PMI EMEA Global Congress: Prague, Czechia 14-16 June 2020.

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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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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. Lindsay Scott is the director of Manchester, UK-based PMO Learning Limited which is dedicated to helping PMO professionals get the most out of their careers with training and organizational development opportunities. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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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? PMI ). PMI ). 68% - more than 2/3rd - of organizations in PMI's annual survey said that they used outsourced or contract project managers in 2018. ( PMI ). PMI ). Project Management Office (PMO) Statistics. PMI ). PMO and EPMO: 80% of high-performance organizations - Champions - have a PMO.

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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

Getting a professional certification can help your career – studies like the PMI Project Management Salary Survey (2018) show that certification is directly linked to earning more money and it certainly can’t hurt your employment prospects. 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.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Their is training, certification, and experience that needs to be gained or earned to start leading projects. Plus, according to their product roadmap that I've discussed with them, they will be strengthening this even more in their upcoming 2nd gen agile planning and controlling component in their next major release 19 due later in 2019. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company.

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

Taskque

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. PMI EMEA Congress. PMI EMEA Congress will be held in Prague, Czechia, 14-16 June 2020. PMI Global Conference 2020.

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How Much Time is Required For PMP Exam Preparation?

Taskque

Now, in 2019, things have gotten quite tricky. We again asked around for the average preparation time of PMP exam now in 2019 and got quite interesting answers. And it has nothing to do with how much experience you have but how willing you are to forget what you’ve done in real life and mostly memorize what PMI advocates, much of which is pure BS. Codrin-Dan Nicolau , MBA, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA says: “ Iti depends on your experience aligned with PMBOK.

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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. Factor in all project phases and activities, including management, documentation, training and handover. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Planning Project Management Project Management TrainingPoor estimation is a major cause of project failure.

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

Volunteering with PMI has many benefits. 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. I have been asked how I became involved in agile approaches, or a SeminarsWorld instructor, or worked on PMI standards.

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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. Take a look at Accenture’s 2019 Technology Trends Report to get a flavour of what is keeping executives awake at night (DARQ, DLT, AI are just some of them!) and it may mean that a large proportion of the PMO may get swallowed up by the click of a button.

Four Inhibitors to Successful Resource Management

Keyedin

It’s common knowledge, succinctly stated by in a PMI paper : “Resource non-availability is one of the main reasons, often the main reason, for failures in multiple project environments.” Here are some findings and what you can do to combat ineffective RM in your PSA/PPM PMO. Taking the time to identify the RM processes for your industry and document them appropriately, as well as train against them—will make or break your ability to meet this challenge.

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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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One Year on Terra Firma

The Lazy Project Manager

It was (and I still can’t quite believe this) one year ago that I last stepped off a plane after a visit to Geneva and Zurich to deliver a series of presentations and workshops for CERN and PMI Switzerland. Won the PMO Influencer of the Year award.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In ‘My Project Life’ (Chapter 2), Mr Nieto-Rodriguez explains his experience and journey leading to the instigation of the Brightline Initiative, under the auspices of the PMI (of which he was Chairman), the global coalition closing the gap in project management awareness. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Four Inhibitors to Successful Resource Management

Keyedin

It’s common knowledge, succinctly stated by in a PMI paper : “Resource non-availability is one of the main reasons, often the main reason, for failures in multiple project environments.” Here are some findings and what you can do to combat ineffective RM in your PSA/PPM PMO. Taking the time to identify the RM processes for your industry and document them appropriately, as well as train against them—will make or break your ability to meet this challenge.

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How to Create a Proven Project Management Framework

Workamajig

The rules and guidelines are set by an external authority such as PMI or GPM (for PRiSM). Project managers trained to use a particular methodology will, as a rule, follow its guidelines strictly. In PMBOK, for example, the project initiation stage involves developing a business case, undertaking a feasibility study, and setting up a PMO. A well-defined project management framework will bring much-needed order to your projects.

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

MPUG

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. 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 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. Even in organisations, where project managers have been trained and know what needs to get done, they may not be effective at implementing the practices that have been defined How come? This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. This is a significant increase from 43% reported five years ago.

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Project Manager Career Path vs Scrum Master Career Path

PM Basics

However, if you can get sponsorship from the company to get any kind of certifications or trainings, do use it as much as possible. Quite possible to do that you will need to get the Program Management Professional from PMI. Likewise, you may try to get the Portfolio Management Professional from PMI. Keep in mind that you need to find a bigger company to work in because this PMO needs to have enough authority and functions for you to develop as a professional project manager.

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

MPUG

Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to the third and final session of MPUG’s Agile training series, covering best practices and the real world use of Agile with Microsoft Project and Project PPM. And this session is eligible for one PMI, PDU in the Technical category. Now there’s some setup and configuration, maybe a little training around it. And he really is sitting in charge of kind of the PMO.

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

MPUG

Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to part two of MPUG’s Agile training series. 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. I think it’s important to understand that kind of a mission statement that we have is technology tools and training to maximize impact, productivity and purpose.

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The 2021 Project Management Report

Girl's Guide to PM

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2020 statistics show that only 47% of organizations have a defined career path for project managers. There are plenty of low-cost training options and courses delivered virtually that will help your team earn their credentials.

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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. Most often, it's by students in a live training session. But a good PM training course will help you jin the dots, fill the gaps, and understand the principles. So, if you do decide to get some Project training, which course should you take? Online Project Management Training. online Project Management training. Should I Join the PMI/APM etc and Take their Qualifications? The PMI.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

With the release of the Agile Practice Guide along with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition , we can’t ignore PMI’s direction to incorporate adaptive life cycles such as agile, iterative or incremental life cycles into project and development life cycles. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential will continue to thrive. Guess what my tip would be for 2019? He runs the online training site, OnlinePMCourses.com.

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2020: A Retrospective

Bridge the Gap Consulting

At the end of 2019, I had a completely different view of what was to come in 2020. What do you get when you cross four PMO books, about 50 various podcasts, 30 PMI presentations viewed, and 7 Audible books on various topics?

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Where There’s a Widget, There’s a Way: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Project! – By Project Widgets

MPUG

And before we begin, I’d just like to remind everyone that today’s session is a Vendor Showcase presentation, which is a bit different than the typical MPUG training webinars. The session is eligible for one PMI, PDU in the technical category.

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Webinar Recap: Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project

MPUG

Today’s session is eligible for one PMI PDU in the Technical category, and the MPUG Activity Code for claiming is on the screen now. Within your history you can print or download your training transcript, and certificates of completion, including the one for today.

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