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.

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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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Is Your PMO a Healthy PMO?

MavenLink

So here you are, leading a successful project management office (PMO) and all is well with the world. As a starting point, why not just re-validate the current support for your PMO and also re-validate the business need? As is taking your PMO “pulse.”. Project Management

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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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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Experienced managers know the value of the ‘elevator view’, that is, knowing when to press the button for the top floor to look down at the bigger picture, and when to descend to the ground floor to get down ‘amongst the weeds’. Strategic Risk Management.

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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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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. You folks do like reading about project management! So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one, in good time for 2019. Pro Project Manager.

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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

Planview

First, let’s acknowledge that it’s not easy to establish an effective prioritization process when your PMO and teams are in high demand. This disconnect points to the struggle PMO directors face to identify and enact an effective prioritization process. How do you prioritize your work?

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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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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute of Learning

LeRoy Ward, IIL Executive VP of Enterprise Solutions and Sander Boeije, Program Manager – IIL Online Conferences . On November 7, 2019, IIL will celebrate the 16 th anniversary of International Project Management Day, also known as IPM Day. Agile Project Management.

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Five Things to Start and Five Things to Stop in Requirements Management

Project Risk Coach

According to PMI, "47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management." Let's look at five things to start and five things to stop in requirements management. 2=Planning Project Scope Management

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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. 2 Minimize Risk.

How Risk Management is Crucial to Project Management

Planview

It is impossible to talk about project management without talking about risk. Risk management is an underutilized but necessary part of effective project management. Management Reserve and Contingency Reserve). Do so at your own (ahem) risk.

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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How to Carry Out a Schedule Risk Assessment

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Understandably management was becoming nervous about late delivery penalties. Although internal peer review (by PMO using subject matter experts from another team) had always been carried out, the company typically found itself unable to deliver on time. Identify and analyse risk.

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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.

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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10 Ways to Engage Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

The stakeholder engagement plan is "a component of the project management plan that identifies the strategies and actions required to promote productive involvement of stakeholders in project or program decision making and execution ( PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, Page 723 )."

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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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The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

Any output from any Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tool is only as good as the information and data that you input. This is another key importance for any PMO as without governance and auditability you have no control.

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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. Ask your PMO or project management group if a project charter template is available.

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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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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

It’s proven that managing portfolios better creates cost efficiencies and helps companies complete more projects to specifications and to budget requirements. Did you know that the other proven benefit of competitive portfolio management is an ability to identify and move quickly on the most strategic projects? Project portfolio management, often referred to as simply portfolio management, is forward looking.

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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

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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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 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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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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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

It’s proven that managing portfolios better creates cost efficiencies and helps companies complete more projects to specifications and to budget requirements. Did you know that the other proven benefit of competitive portfolio management is an ability to identify and move quickly on the most strategic projects? Project portfolio management, often referred to as simply portfolio management, is forward looking.

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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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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

The speaker line-up included Rohit Talwar who was a keynote Futurologist speaker at the Association of Project Management Conference 2018 as well as Stuart Easton, CEO of Transparent Choice. Project Management Books Project Management Project management Skills business strategy brexit ebook

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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