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

The report also refers to recent figures on project execution failure – taking into account business and strategic level impacts on failure as well as programme and project level. 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 Ingredients for PMO Success

Brad Egeland

Often times at the heart of a successful project management practice is a project management office, or PMO, that has been structured to create a path of success for company projects and the project managers who lead them. From my experience, there are five key ingredients to a successful PMO.

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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. Here are just a few from the 2019 PMBR to highlight what I mean: Identified Practitioner Group. PMO Analyst. PMO Co-ordinator/Administrator. PMO Manager. Head of PMO.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

Project portfolio management, often referred to as simply portfolio management, is forward looking. Transformed Performance: Let’s face it—when you’re prey to overruns and drastically hobbled by poor resource deployment, your PMO isn’t performing the way it should. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time. There are so many ways PMO software can help you become more strategic.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

Project portfolio management, often referred to as simply portfolio management, is forward looking. Transformed Performance: Let’s face it—when you’re prey to overruns and drastically hobbled by poor resource deployment, your PMO isn’t performing the way it should. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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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. There’s no point creating a plan document just to say, “We do it the way the PMO mandates, just like every other project in this company.” ” In that case, I have one over-arching project management plan document and it references corporate standards. 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

They can then use this as a reference while you are away and update it with anything that changes. They won’t remember, and having it in writing gives them something to refer back to. A shorter version of this article first appeared on the PMO Perspectives blog. We’re approaching the summer holidays – yes, really! – and if your projects have run like mine this year, your carefully planned deadlines no longer coincide with the dates that you are going to be out of the office.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

You might hear them referred to as status dashboards, project health dashboards or project management dashboards. A project portfolio dashboard would be a good solution for a PMO, as it can show you the status on multiple projects at the same time. A PMO dashboard rolls up the status of projects so that you can see a holistic view of what is happening in the business at any given moment. How do you get a quick overview of what is happening on your project?

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Lessons Learned in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

There are plenty of different ways to spread what you have learned from your project around the PMO, project managers and teams. Then talk to your PMO about a standard format for post-project reviews as you’ll find that if everyone carries out their lessons learned meetings in a similar way it will be easier to collate, share and search the results. If your PMO doesn’t currently have a wiki for lessons learned, suggest that they set one up.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

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. Many traditional portfolio management solutions are designed for mature PMO’s and include a lot of functionality that teams either don’t use or may not have the sophistication to use successfully.

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10 Point Checklist for Better Project Estimates

Planview

For easy reference, here’s a concise summary of the ten guidelines we’ve discussed for more effective project estimating, divided up by the related part of this series. PMO Vision and TrendsThe following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas. For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog.

Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake

Planview

Referring to this list will give you some ideas. Planview recently held a webinar with Michael Havison, Portfolio Director at Parkview Health where the focus was on project prioritization with strategic work intake.

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5 Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

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. Many traditional portfolio management solutions are designed for mature PMO’s and include a lot of functionality that teams either don’t use or may not have the sophistication to use successfully.

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6 Reasons Why Projects are Late

Planview

You’re probably wishing you had the main points from each part of the series in one place, easy to pull out for reference or to add your own notes to. PMO Vision and TrendsThe following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas. For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog.

Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Other options include apps like Evernote – where you’re capturing your note-taking in a device which you can then easily refer to on multiple devices later. It also means that I can refer to it at any time because it’s recorded. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. You attend a training course, how do you make sure you’re doing everything you can to get the most out of what you are learning?

Start Viewing Your IT Department as a Strategic Partner to the Organization

Planview

Some organizations use a portfolio approach for all assets, including software and hardware, and refer to this as Asset Portfolio Management. PMO Vision and TrendsThe following content is taken from the whitepaper, “Portfolio-Driven Performance: The 7 Process Areas That Drive IT and Business Results,” written by Jerry Manas. To make it more easily accessible to you, we are giving it everlasting life here on the blog.

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Is Your PMO Counting the Right Things

Bridge the Gap Consulting

So, you may be asking; what does a WWII project have to do with PMO’s? Well, how many PMO’s have you seen or heard of take off and all of the sudden, they’re gone! But at the end of the day, they’re another statistic in the “Lost PMO” column.

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Top Features to Look for in Project Management Software

MavenLink

This helps you reference current thresholds and reallocate resources when needed without over scheduling or negatively affect workflow. A project management software that provides detailed reports with useful data can elevate the business intelligence in your PMO. When most people think of project management software, they think of a centralized to-do list that organizes tasks and responsibilities. However, project management is about so much more than just task management.

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Project Portfolio Management - a quick definition

Keyedin

Throughout this blog you will hear us refer to project portfolio management on many occasions. For those of you new to the term or those researching it's suitability to your business - here is a quick definition from our recent webinar How PM, PPM and the PMO Work Together that we think sums up PPM quite nicely. Free Ondemand Webinar: How Project Management, Project Portfolio Management and the PMO Work Together.

Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects

MPUG

In pilot parley, a memory item is a specific action (or set of actions), appropriate to the nature of the event, that are required to be performed before making reference to any printed or online checklists. I suggest that every project manager explore this view on successfully handling command and control, and that they apply those lessons within your PMO. Wheels up!

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Project Portfolio Management - a quick definition

Keyedin

Throughout this blog you will hear us refer to project portfolio management on many occasions. For those of you new to the term or those researching it's suitability to your business - here is a quick definition from our recent webinar How PM, PPM and the PMO Work Together that we think sums up PPM quite nicely.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is storage of historical data necessary for examining the project’s previous workflow throughout a certain period of time in the past and is referred to the Plan Quality Management process. . Project Management Office (PMO) . it may refer to cost, time, budget, etc. . If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms.

Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

This refers to both the short and long-term, including the day-to-day activities as well as the projects and programmes. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. 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.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is storage of historical data necessary for examining the project’s previous workflow throughout a certain period of time in the past and is referred to the Plan Quality Management process. . Project Management Office (PMO) . it may refer to cost, time, budget, etc. . If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms.

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

MPUG

This is session number three, where we really kind of take our final kind of what I’ll refer to as an overall summary of the activities that we’ve done, and we bring that together. So we think about project management and program management and portfolio management, and we think about work management and task management, human beings or what we refer to sometimes as human systems really do look at things differently. And he really is sitting in charge of kind of the PMO.

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Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration

MPUG

Then a focus if you have it, a PMO or a EPMO, where you can focus on capacity and best practices. Larry: This is just some of the reference-able customers. That white paper you can Bing, search for it up there and pull it down every detail at every level but at the highest level you have the enterprise PMO or a PMO where portfolios get aligned with strategy, budget, resources and your projects and that all of project management exists.

The Commercial Project Manager

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The PMBOK [2] contains the word ‘cash’ three times, only once referring to project cash-flow. The word ‘profit’ appears only 12 times, ‘margin’ once, and ‘contract’ although it appears 383 times, refers almost, if not completely, exclusively to contracts to procure goods and services into the project. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Analogous Estimation Vs Parametric Estimation

iZenBridge

In the initial stages of our project when we are not aware of much details about the project then we refer to historical data from the project repository, knowledge Database available to us and check if there is any similar kind of activity done in the past and accordingly estimate the details of new project. You approach the PMO department to get the cost performance baselines, lessons learned and other information that can help with your cost estimate.

The PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – is the cup half full or half empty?

Kiron Bondale

I was a member of Review Team 1 for content within the Seventh Edition of the PMBOK® Guide and had the opportunity to provide feedback on key chapters of both the Standard and the Guide sections of the document in late 2019.

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How Well Does Your System Flow?

Scrum.org

We are in a PMO meeting and a PM raises an issue with one of the projects she is working on. Wouldn’t it be great if, for starters, the sales team had this figure as a point of reference? Photo by Mike Lewis HeadSmart Media on Unsplash. When working with a flow-based Kanban system there are a few statements that I would suggest most teams should bear in mind. One of my class attendees labelled these as “ Jose’s Rules for Flow ”.

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Overview of my year 2020 book reviews

Henny Portman

I wrote around 50 book reviews including 16 corresponding quick reference cards and several personal insights, and views on specific topics in the field of project, program and portfolio management. 2020 was again an extremely fruitful book review year.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Guess what my tip would be for 2019? During 2018 I will be launching an update to my online PMO course, The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down , I have brand new webinars in the works with materials never been shared before all based off of my Project Management Communication Tools book, and my PMO Lifecycle book. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm. He has 20+ years as a project manager and PMO leader.

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

MPUG

Also, we are going to see how Microsoft Projects software that is the latest, being 2019, handles dependencies, as well as leads and lags. As early as 2009, 2010, nearly 11 years before I was working as a PMO. Before that, I have the references. These are the references I have.

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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

So one of the things that we specialize in at Project Widgets is to create custom solutions for our clients and we refer to those as our widgets. Most of my grade it’s either 2016 or 2019 and all the widgets will be compatible with those versions as well.

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