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The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

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. This level of training ensures that consistency and governance are maintained and auditable. Trained staff equals success.

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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. M_o_R (Management of Risk) makes the top 10, whilst sitting at number 11 across the whole practitioner group. PMO Managers: When cut by those indicating that they operate as PMO Managers 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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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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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.

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. Perhaps it’s not called a PMO – it can be called anything. Where the PMO Closes the Gap. The PMO can: Assist in setting up the portfolio management processes and tools.

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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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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.

Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Although we face many uncertainties at all of these levels, both in terms of threats and opportunities, we can be confident that our corporate risk management structure enables us to understand the risks, and provides a framework within which acceptable risk may be managed in line with stakeholder expectations. Strategic Risk Management. But how important is the strategic leadership and alignment of risk planning? Enterprise-Wide Risk Management.

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How to Carry Out a Schedule Risk Assessment

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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. The team suggested that we could use risk management to solve the problem. Identify and analyse risk.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

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. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. They vary from APM-centred content, to clearly promotional content (largely from services and training providers) to some of the best UK project management thinking. Project Risk Coach. I hope in early 2019, it will be much more.

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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.

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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.

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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. Risk levels.

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

WorkOtter

The reason you are going through this entire process of selecting a new tool and reworking your process is because your PMO team spends the entire month producing reports no one reads, maintaining portfolio information that lacks accuracy, and following a process that is clearly broken. Training (include preparation). Interns can often be hired and trained to help with administrative duties (loading the new system or maintaining the existing system).

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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. 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. “But this PMO was managing software applications, both in development and in operation.

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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. Project managers need to make risk management part of their weekly routine.

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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? How do companies use formal training programs? 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. PMO and EPMO: 80% of high-performance organizations - Champions - have a PMO. Project Management Training Statistics.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Their is training, certification, and experience that needs to be gained or earned to start leading projects. 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. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company.

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5 Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Their is training, certification, and experience that needs to be gained or earned to start leading projects. 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. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company.

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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.

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.

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. Risk management.

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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? Then go into the detail on project health items – schedule, budget, resource planning, issues, change orders, risks, etc.

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Turning Good Project Management into Great Project Leadership

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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. Teams are struggling against risks they should have planned for or avoided. Managing projects is about more than scoping requirements and managing risks. The hardest part of the job is managing the people who are doing the work and who can help mitigate—or in the worst cases, escalate—risk.

5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

Keyedin

The right resource management solution will help eliminate common problems associated with poor resource planning, such as a lack of visibility of who is doing what, a lack of understanding of the talent available within the organization, numerous resourcing conflicts, increased project risk, or an under or over utilization of staff. Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process.

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. Take a look at Accenture’s 2019 Technology Trends Report to get a flavour of what is keeping executives awake at night (DARQ, DLT, AI are just some of them!) and it may mean that a large proportion of the PMO may get swallowed up by the click of a button.

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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Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects

MPUG

These actions are committed to memory by each pilot as part of their training programs for different aircraft types, and are performed in response to any emergency situation—immediately. For example, if your CEO comes to tell you on the first day of your project that half the workforce is being laid off, you will have no time to dig out your Risk Management Plan; you have to know what to do in real-time! 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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5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

Keyedin

The right resource management solution will help eliminate common problems associated with poor resource planning, such as a lack of visibility of who is doing what, a lack of understanding of the talent available within the organization, numerous resourcing conflicts, increased project risk, or an under or over utilization of staff. Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process.

Volunteering: Giving Back That Feels Like Taking

Leading Answers

Over the years of volunteering with PMI, I have met many great industry leaders like “Risk Doctor” David Hillson and PMO guru Jack Duggal. They have been generous mentors, and I often learn more in a 10-minute coffee break than days of training or reading. If you are looking for professional development opportunities for 2019, I strongly suggest you consider volunteering. Volunteering with PMI has many benefits.

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. Over-Managed: Top Five Risks of Tactical PMO by Osama Aziz. Let's face it – the main goal of the PMO is to increase project success and eliminate, or at least reduce risk… Join us to learn more about how to learn some new skills to better manage your people, projects, and portfolio!

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. Over-Managed: Top Five Risks of Tactical PMO by Osama Aziz. Let's face it – the main goal of the PMO is to increase project success and eliminate, or at least reduce risk… Join us to learn more about how to learn some new skills to better manage your people, projects, and portfolio!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Acuity PPM

Brad Egeland

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. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company. Users new to PPM software will find it very easy to get started with limited training. In my next “5 Reasons Why.”

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Design-Thinking and Project Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Training the existing workforce through customised training will result in strategic thinkers who are fully invested in the mission and future direction of the organisation. For more on selecting a training partner read our guide: Selecting Your Professional Development Partner. Fearing risk-taking. Most of all, it requires the right mindset and toolset, embedded in a culture that supports risk-taking, divergent thinking, adaptive leadership and freedom to collaborate.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Of course, such mega-failures are more interesting that minor-failures, but most experienced project managers might find an echo within their own projects of examples such as that of SNCF who ordered 2000 new trains in 2014, only to find that they did not fit all the stations. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Business Analysis for Internet of Things (IoT) Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

You will also need to consider the costs, the benefits, the risks and the compliance issues in typical business scenarios:-. To find out more about training and development opportunities for upskilling, take a look at the Business Analysis courses available. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Once Upon a Time , computers lived in large ventilated rooms. Then they moved to your desktop.

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

MPUG

Within your history, you can print or download your training history transcript and certificates of completion including the one for today. Is it time to replace the project management office with an integrated innovation power train that drives real change across the business, across the enterprise, across the nonprofit? External trends in the business environment are unprecedented, and people and organizations that can’t change are at severe risk.