Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job. In this article we start by taking a look at the most important component when it comes to finding a new PMO job. I get a lot of questions from PMO practitioners who find job hunting a struggle – often they can’t work out why there are no positive responses to applications they make or why interviews are not ending in success and a job or contract offer. So for example, the PMO context.

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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. Of note we can see the following: The Project Manager cohort is dominated by PRINCE2 with 62% having attained the Practitioner level and a further 9% having just the Foundation level.

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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. PRINCE2 – Top of the Pile: Love it or otherwise, the PRINCE2 certification still retains its position as the most common amongst UK based project management practitioners; with roughly two-thirds of the pool saying they have the Practitioner level of achievement.

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PMO Health Check 101

Brad Egeland

Do you have a healthy PMO? If you are a project-centric organization, then a project management office (PMO) that is run effectively, efficiently, productively and focused on delivering great projects from great leaders is what it's all about. PMO health is all about. A PMO that is headed in the right direction has an experienced leader at the helm. Indeed, the PMO will suffer greatly and it will likely be doomed to fail. Is it run efficiently?

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO). 58% of respondents indicated that they did not feel their PMO was effective. Only 34% said that their PMO had good repeatable processes, procedures and templates in place to help them do their jobs well. And a full 47% indicated that their company’s senior leadership had no visible involvement in the PMO.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

PRINCE2 Templates from Axelos. If you work in a PRINCE2 environment, you’ll be aware that it’s quite document heavy! The latest version of PRINCE2 has a focus on tailoring, so you should be picking and choosing the documentation that you need, instead of creating everything. However, you’re always going to need the basics, and you can get free editable Word versions of several PRINCE2 core documents from Axelos. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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Getting Into Project Management – Five Steps to Take

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

A popular way to try and kick start a career has been to take a PRINCE2 course and hope for the best. and ends with the same generic answers: “W ell I’ve done a bit of it in my current role ” or “S omeone said I would be good at it ” or even worse: “B ecause I’ve just done my PRINCE2.”.

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The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Allocating financial resources to the proper projects is often a painful selection process for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), General Manager, PMO Director or whoever makes those decisions in your organization. The hybrid PPM approach A new hybrid approach to project management allows you to combine the best of Scaled Agile with all major features of common PM standards including PMI, IPMA and PRINCE2. What exactly is hybrid PPM?

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How to Create a Proven Project Management Framework

Workamajig

In PMBOK, for example, the project initiation stage involves developing a business case, undertaking a feasibility study, and setting up a PMO. Other methodologies you can consider include PRINCE2, Agile, Scrum, Critical Path Method (CPM) and Integrated Project Management (IPM). A well-defined project management framework will bring much-needed order to your projects. Learn how to create your own PM framework in this guide.

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

Prince2 (Projects IN Controlled Environment) . Project Management Office (PMO) . If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to retain all the definitions in memory and a good PM dictionary would be a lifesaver. .

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

Prince2 (Projects IN Controlled Environment) . Project Management Office (PMO) . If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to retain all the definitions in memory and a good PM dictionary would be a lifesaver. .

Five Top Tips for Gaining Your Next Project Management Job

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Don’t wait until you’ve been knocked back because you don’t have your PRINCE2 or PMP. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. You’ve decided that its time to move on and you’re starting to think about getting things lined up to make the job searching as painless as possible. Where do you start?

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Overview of my year 2020 book reviews

Henny Portman

PRINCE2 and DevOps, a successful marriage or recipe for divorce? whitepaper) How the PRINCE2 Directing Guide helps with decision latency (Book) An IPMA virtual mega project award assessment: what a challenge! 2020 was again an extremely fruitful book review year.

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PM Experts on Why Projects Fail – Epicflow Research Part 1

Epicflow Blog

Eigen Halpin , a PMO Manager at Cisco, emphasizes the importance of proper organization, which presupposes clear roles and responsibilities across teams. Richard Bernheim , a former IT PMO Project Manager at Flowers Foods & Subsidiaries, says that management often makes the mistake of “not knowing how to effectively handle people’s challenges.” DIscussion in PRINCE2 & MSP – Project & Programme Management + Agile Scrum. Why do so many projects still fail?