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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. The importance of training is vital to all projects, programmes and portfolios in order to ensure Efficiency, Consistency and Quality. Training is important because it results in fewer mistakes and a better final product. When employers have a well-trained team, it ultimately leads to a more profitable and efficient workplace environment.

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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. By way of a reminder the top 10 were identified as follows: Project Managers: When cut by those indicating that they belong to the Project Manager cohort the top 10 delivers the table below.

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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. There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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? How do you make sure that once the training is over and you head back to the office, that you’re still able to utilise what you have learnt? From as early as 1981 with Michalak’s research called ‘The Neglected Half of Training’, there has been problems highlighted about the transfer of learning. Training Needs Analysis.

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? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. I offered four examples and then said ‘Guess what my tip would be for 2019?’.

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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. The report – Emerging Trends in Project Management and Project-Based Organisations – is telling us how much more projects and a project way of working have grown over the last 14 years. Managing multiple priorities and interrelated work streams. The PMO: Gap Closer. It’s the PMO.

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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’. At the ground floor our project managers provide assurance that their projects are on target to deliver, according to st ated objectives. Strategic Risk Management. But how important is the strategic leadership and alignment of risk planning?

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Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Ahead of its January meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum published its Global Risks Report 2020, based on the input of 750 experts and outlining the biggest risks faced by economies over the next 10 years [1]. And if the WEF didn’t see a risk coming, then what hope do we have?

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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. So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. Most of them already appear in our Comprehensive list of [22] Project Management Podcasts. IT Project Management Blogs.

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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.

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. While it is sometimes possible to start work on a successor before the predecessor is complete, in this case, there was a complex dependency between them and a significant risk of rework. Identify and analyse risk.

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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

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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

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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. With more than 50 data points culled from dozens of studies, this page is your de-facto source for all things related to project management statistics. Project Management Adoption Statistics.

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Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference

Planview

We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. Teaching leadership and helping them understand a new way of working will make the shift more manageable.

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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. Their is training, certification, and experience that needs to be gained or earned to start leading projects. 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. Users new to PPM software will find it very easy to get started with limited training.

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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. There are definitely ways to implement a resource and project management solution that minimizes the chance you will fail to meet expectations and will have to take the walk of shame with your stuff in a cardboard box. Resource management activities. Training (include preparation).

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The Project Management Institute also reports that in the projects that were deemed failures, the following causes were contributing factors: change in project objectives (37%), inaccurate requirements gathering (35%), inadequate vision or goal for project (29%), failure to identify opportunities and risks (29%), inaccurate cost estimates (28%), and poor change management (28%) amongst others. Many project managers intuitively produce a plan in consultation with team members.

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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. Don’t be the project manager that lets a project go on and on by accepting every scope change and picking up all the operational work as well as the requests for new functionality, additions or improvements. Zombie PM is a term I came up with in 2010 when I put together a project management alphabet. have poor management.

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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. Their is training, certification, and experience that needs to be gained or earned to start leading projects. 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. Users new to PPM software will find it very easy to get started with limited training.

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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.

The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. When we look back over the last decade we can clearly see how much has changed for people working in project management. That means getting better at business cases; requirements; scoping; risks; planning; resourcing, scheduling.

Turning Good Project Management into Great Project Leadership

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Many organisations are investing in people, processes and structure to create teams focused on strategy execution, often by establishing project management offices (PMOs). As a senior project manager or head of a PMO, it is important to assess teams for any skill gaps that may be inhibiting or preventing project success. For example, there is a relational skills gap if any of the following are occurring: Project managers are struggling to engage with stakeholders.

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. This is because managers are planners who rely on the past and the present in order to project for the future, while designers are creators who are taught to break away from the past in order to build for the future. Fearing risk-taking.

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 resource management solution. Only integrated resource management software provides this visibility, control and opportunity.

The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Business leaders and corporate executives need to find the optimal way to achieve growth while at the same time, manage the risks. All business initiatives are achieved through projects, so assessing and ranking these projects in order of importance to the business strategy give organisations the confidence to embrace risk. The first step toward embracing risk is to realise that risks aren’t all bad – positive risks are in fact opportunities.

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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. One solution to this problem is to implement a project and resource management solution. Only integrated resource management software provides this visibility, control and opportunity

Top Tips for Realistic Project Estimations

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

As a leader of strategic projects, you have to mitigate the risk of cost-overruns as you don’t want to deliver an excellent product or service that ends up being labelled as a failure because it was underestimated, or because it no longer makes good business sense. They fail to consider the full spectrum of activities that need to be carried out and often leave out contingency to cater for risks and uncertainty. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Handling Project Manager Responsibilities and Roles through Project Management Software

Paymo App

Project managers have always been the key link among team members, keeping them focused and accountable for their work. Whether it’s having a particular way of organizing their tasks, offering career advice or managing teams, each project manager has one trick that makes work, if not easier, at least more enjoyable. Aside from a team of professionals to help them finish a project, there’s project management software. Create a detailed project management plan *.

Add More Value to Your Projects in 2020

Brad Egeland

Are you looking for new ways in 2020 to push your project management office (PMO) or PM infrastructure over the fence into new service and performance territory? If I had done that (against my PMO director's better ?

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. With over 20 years in both product and project management, Tad is a passionate technology evangelist and experienced change agent.

Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects

MPUG

From aviation protocols and procedures, I’ve drafted up five “lessons learned” that I think can be applied to any project management workflow, or at least will be useful when planning and executing project work. I find that learning to fly is hard, as was learning to manage projects, however, both are only dangerous when you crash. Let’s consider a few of these pilot checklists and protocols, and consider how they apply to the field of project management. Wheels up!

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Five Best Practices for Allocating Resources

Keyedin

PMO leaders, like Game of Thrones, it’s “allocate or die” The highest-rated fantasy TV show ever is about to start its eighth and final season. In that spirit, we offer five best practices and their corresponding pain points to help you gain the transparency and control you need to prioritize your people and experience more success in your resource-centric program management office (PMO). Project risks. PTO, training and admin situation.

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Five Best Practices for Allocating Resources

Keyedin

PMO leaders, like Game of Thrones, it’s “allocate or die” The highest-rated fantasy TV show ever is about to start its eighth and final season. In that spirit, we offer five best practices and their corresponding pain points to help you gain the transparency and control you need to prioritize your people and experience more success in your resource-centric program management office (PMO). Project risks. PTO, training and admin situation.

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

KeyedIn is sponsoring the first ever online event hosted by PM Times: We are excited to be a part of the very first BA&PM Times Online Conference for a day filled with the best of both business analysis and project management. Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. Power, Influence, and Politics: A Key to Managing People, Programs, and Projects by Vijay Verma.

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The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Mr Nieto-Rodriguez has been recognised as the world’s leading champion of project management and founder of a global movement that has transformed the tactical topic of project management into one of the central issues in the CEO’s 2020 agenda. It would be tempting to conclude that the Pilgrim Fathers must have been the first project managers. ??. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Leadership Project Management Strategy Execution

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5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Acuity PPM

Brad Egeland

” installment, I'd like to suggest 5 reasons why you should check out Acuity PPM for your project portfolio management needs. Acuity PPM is a light-weight project portfolio management solution designed for project teams to manage their project portfolio and report status to senior leaders. Based on years of consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies and over a decade in portfolio management, they've seen many organizations struggle with traditional PPM solutions.

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Volunteering: Giving Back That Feels Like Taking

Leading Answers

Project management can feel a solitary activity sometimes. Even if you work with large teams and in organizations with many project managers, the unique nature of projects means PMs often have less in common with their peers than other roles. Over the years of volunteering with PMI, I have met many great industry leaders like “Risk Doctor” David Hillson and PMO guru Jack Duggal. Volunteering with PMI has many benefits.

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

KeyedIn is sponsoring the first ever online event hosted by PM Times: We are excited to be a part of the very first BA&PM Times Online Conference for a day filled with the best of both business analysis and project management. Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. Power, Influence, and Politics: A Key to Managing People, Programs, and Projects by Vijay Verma.

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