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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?

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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

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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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

Project managers wonder where the PMO fits in their career as many project managers are rewarded with more projects and higher complexity and scope—not detours into process, methodology, and compliance. Is joining a PMO a good career move? Will I be stuck if I go into the PMO?

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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 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. Project risks. Latest RMI research confirms the lack of soft skills tracking in the 2019 Skills Tracking and Management Survey.

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategic Risk Management. This may surprise some project managers who may not see much evidence of strategic risk management percolating down to project level, other than perhaps a (not always enforced) requirement to produce a risk register for their project.

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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

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.

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.

The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

Keyedin

The program management office (PMO) can demystify project management processes and ensure both a strategic and tactical approach that is holistic and gets the most value from your projects. As business partners, your PMO teams will need to exhibit strategically-impactful results.

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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. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

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. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

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.

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. PMO Analyst.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) arranges and manages project assurance reviews for the UK governments’ complex and high risk projects. Note: These sources were reliable and correct as at 28 June 2019.

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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. Do so at your own (ahem) risk.

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

Keyedin

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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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. By standardizing your resource management processes, you can improve visibility and control, which in turn can lead to significant benefits for any business.

Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

Government PMO,” says Derek Huether, an enterprise Agile coach and trainer. “It was a traditional PMO, filled with certified professionals doing very good work in very specific areas of expertise. They don’t suggest ways to improve the project management processes.

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

WorkOtter

By now you’re into your implementation and are trying to balance the old process, soon to be decommissioned tools, and the many legacy reports. 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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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.

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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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

The more they understand about the project management process for monitoring and controlling – and your dashboard is part of that – the more likely they are to keep the data up to date. Project Risks Example Dashboard.

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9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

More recently, my projects have been operating under a formal PMO structure, and much of what goes in a project management plan is basically repeating the formal processes. RAID stands for: Risks. Formal reporting to the PMO.

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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

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. Any risks, issues or changes that need to be formally brought to the attention of the report recipient. We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy.

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

Keyedin

A main challenge was finding people who could be strategic enablers, institute new PMO processes, and drive adoption of new technology. PMO managers are now finally given their due as professionals whose daily activities remain a key growth driver for the business, safeguarding resources, investments and managing risks across the entire enterprise to revenue-burgeoning impact. New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

It is also not uncommon that project managers follow a process for the sake of compliance without attaching much meaning to it. I have deliberately generalised and exaggerated to make it obvious what the process-related mistakes are that we should watch out for.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

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. The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen.

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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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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

As we step into 2019, what project management statistics should you be aware of? 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.

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5 Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

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. The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen.

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The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

It includes a dependency log as well as ways to track risks, issues, actions and more. Set up a dependency/constraint log using an existing template from your PMO or by designing your own. Step 4: Ensure the Major Dependencies and Constraints are in Your Risk Log.

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Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake

Planview

He calls this phase of the process, Business Case Development which comes right after the project objectives are identified, but before the project work starts. Then, when the money is made available, the process continues by initiating the work.

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10 Point Checklist for Better Project Estimates

Planview

Cover your bases when submitting Appropriation Requests by demonstrating due diligence, offering rationale for the chosen solution, and outlining the risks and contingency plans. Part 5: How Risk Management is Crucial to Project Management. moderate-low risk = 10-15% accuracy).

It’s Time to Start Planning for Resources

Planview

These issues are often not a matter of project managers being unable to estimate—it’s generally a problem of the underlying process. Estimates that mitigate risk. Caveats and risks should be distinctly pointed out. PMO Vision and Trends

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. Project managers are used to working fairly solo.