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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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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. Agile for the PMO. Digital PMO.

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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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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. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?

LiquidPlanner

In your project management career, you’ll have multiple opportunities to perform different project management roles ranging from a project analyst to a program manager. A typical project manager career path takes this progression: Project Coordinator. Project Manager.

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Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

Looking through the data from the 2019 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report (2019 PMBR) it really reinforces the fact that project management is so richly diverse when viewed across the many organisations and industries where these important skills are used.

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Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO

Planview

Regardless of whether you’re still learning how to prioritize projects or you’re a seasoned veteran, you can walk away from this blog knowing how to become a Savvy PMO. Who has a say in your prioritization process? Don’t forget to complete the Savvy PMO Prioritization Checklist.

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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

Planview

Do you have a process to figure out what to do first or to identify the work that will bring the most value to the business? First, let’s acknowledge that it’s not easy to establish an effective prioritization process when your PMO and teams are in high demand.

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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 to Improve PMO Resource Planning

Keyedin

A step by step guide to prioritizing your people PMO resource planning is an ever growing concern for any project management office (PMO) leader. It is important for the project managers and the resource managers to confirm the latest: Project goals & objectives.

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5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

Keyedin

Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process. One solution to this problem is to implement a resource management solution.

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

For example, in some companies, project management standards are set by a centralized department such as a PMO. While some delivery roles such as program or project managers might report in to the same PMO, there are staff whose sole focus will be to define and maintain standards.

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

Effective Change Management. When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments. Flexible Resource Management.

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. Minimizing the risks to individual projects in terms of business impact. 2 Minimize Risk.

How Risk Management is Crucial to Project Management

Planview

It is impossible to talk about project management without talking about risk. Otherwise, the endeavor would be a repetitive process, not a project. Risk management is an underutilized but necessary part of effective project management. PMO Vision and Trends

The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

Keyedin

Enterprises struggle with uncovering how to best use project portfolio management (PPM) tools to accelerate their business benefits and fulfil business strategies. Once visibility gets everyone aligned behind real-time facts, you’re more likely to be aligned behind overall PMO goals.

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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.

5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

Keyedin

Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process. Perhaps there should be more focus on tightening up internal resource management processes with a view to improving overall productivity levels. One solution to this problem is to implement a project and resource management solution.

Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

Keyedin

The resource management (RM) discipline is where enterprise-wide, project management leadership was several years ago: Technology changes were driving rapid redefinition of roles. Are Resource Managers Hard to Find?

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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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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. Minimizing the risks to individual projects in terms of business impact. 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. 2 Minimize Risk.

PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

WorkOtter

In the 16 years we have been working with customers (big and small) on their project portfolio management implementations we have seen every mistake in the book. You need management’s space, freedom, and political cover to focus your efforts on the new PPM tool (and related process).

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Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

One of the first things that project managers learn on training courses is that a project has a start, a middle and an end. Zombie PM is a term I came up with in 2010 when I put together a project management alphabet. have poor management. Don’t be a zombie project manager.

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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. Not everyone, mind you, but we do want the key stakeholders involved in the project charter process.

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Many project managers I speak to talk about how hard it is to stay on top of what really matters. You might hear them referred to as status dashboards, project health dashboards or project management dashboards. Project Risks Example Dashboard.

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9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

I picked up a project from someone else not that long ago and I was three months into my management of it before I realised there wasn’t a project charter. Project management can create a lot of paperwork, and it’s not always the stuff you want or need. Project Management Plan.

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Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

Keyedin

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. Are Resource Managers Hard to Find? For more, download the survey here , or contact us to learn how KeyedIn Projects supports Resource Managers

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Although 93% of organisations report that they use standardised project management practices , only 23% say that these practices are used throughout the organisation. When standardised project management practices aren’t used, it should come as no surprise that projects are failing.

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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.

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5 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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10 Simple Ways to Prepare a Holiday Handover at work (with email templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

If you have an automated approvals process or a project management workflow, such as the change management process, set up a delegate for your time away so that you don’t inadvertently stop changes or processes moving forward while you are away.

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a free project status report template that is based on one I use myself for weekly updates to my manager and team. Get access to over 20 project management templates, ebooks, checklists and more. We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy.

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4 Things the Project Manager Should Expect of Senior Management

Brad Egeland

Project managers are used to working fairly solo. 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.

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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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. Project schedules can no longer be the PMO’s core focus.

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Design-Thinking and Project Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In a previous blog How to Structure Your Organisation to Drive Innovation , we discussed how strategic project management supplies the key ingredients for choosing and executing innovative products that align with an organisation’s overall strategy. Fearing risk-taking.

The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

In most project management software, there are four ways to link tasks together to build a schedule. It includes a dependency log as well as ways to track risks, issues, actions and more. However, this does not excuse you, as the project manager, from monitoring them all.

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