Writing a Great PMO CV

Arras People

We started off down a path to finding a great PMO role, so far we’ve looked at what it is you’re actually selling in the employment market and then we’ve started with the background prep we need to do before starting to write a CV. Both of these steps are crucial if we want to find a great PMO role – without them we’ll just be making application after application without really understanding the chance we have in landing one of those roles.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. Change Management 2019. deliver:Agile 2019. Future PMO. PMO Symposium.

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Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job. In this article we start by taking a look at the most important component when it comes to finding a new PMO job. I get a lot of questions from PMO practitioners who find job hunting a struggle – often they can’t work out why there are no positive responses to applications they make or why interviews are not ending in success and a job or contract offer. So for example, the PMO context.

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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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Bridge24 Software Review [2019]

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a review of the product using my desktop and Firefox browser, in August 2019, with the Asana connector. AceProject is also a Websystems, Inc software product.). One neat feature of Bridge24 software is that it shows you the task history. I tend to dive straight in to using software, but when you get stuck on something it’s good to know there is help available. Software

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Taking on PPM Software Myths

Arras People

It’s no different in the software implementation space where some things sound like good ideas but really aren’t. Prospective customers often start their project portfolio management (PPM) software implementation journey with a few preconceived ideas that probably don’t give them the best chance for success. Are you ready to implement your project management software yet? Download our free e-book to learn more about the common myths around the use of PPM software.

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. If the answer to any of these is “yes,” then now is the time to move onwards and upwards (according to your plans); perhaps extending to an enterprise level PMO and connecting with your clients’ PMOs, for example. 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.”.

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PMO Symposium 2018 Recap

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2018 brought 600+ executives, PMO leaders and decision makers together for 4 days of executive level sessions, cutting edge keynotes from global experts, interactive workshops and a sponsor lounge that featured today’s innovative software solutions and services providers for project management offices. The theme for this year’s PMO Symposium was “Where Leaders Meet.” Lack of strategic vision within the PMO.

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PMO Symposium 2018 Recap

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2018 brought 600+ executives, PMO leaders and decision makers together for 4 days of executive level sessions, cutting edge keynotes from global experts, interactive workshops and a sponsor lounge that featured today’s innovative software solutions and services providers for project management offices. The theme for this year’s PMO Symposium was “Where Leaders Meet.” Lack of strategic vision within the PMO.

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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. I hope in early 2019, it will be much more.

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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. Here are five business benefits your PMO can quickly attain when effectively aligning PPM and PM initiatives with corporate strategy. Once visibility gets everyone aligned behind real-time facts, you’re more likely to be aligned behind overall PMO goals.

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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.

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). One of the overriding issues fueling these poor stats is the fact that in many organizations, there is a wide gap between what the PMO is doing and what the business expects.

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What Is a PMO? PMO Meaning and Examples

Teamweek

In the last decade, more and more corporations have developed a project management office (PMO) to benefit their business. To get started, you’ll want to learn more about PMO examples, how to set one up, and how to train your employees. What Is a PMO? The PMO definition essentially means an internal or external group at a company. The PMO meaning also involves tracking the directions and project status for each group. PMO Examples. What is a PMO?

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5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO

Keyedin

Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates. In this article we pull on over 20 years’ experience of delivering project, program and portfolio management solutions to PMOs at various levels of PPM maturity to identify the key reasons why you need a PMO – or why you need to improve the maturity of your existing PMO. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a PMO.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

You get a holistic overview of project performance without having to dive into various parts of your project management software to see what’s happening. On many dashboard software tools, you can click a metric and dive into the detail to drill down into why the measure isn’t performing as you would expect. They pull information from elsewhere in your project management software, so it’s important that you and your team keep the software up to date. How To Software

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Jason Westland is the founder and CEO of ProjectManager.com , an award-winning, industry leader in project management software solutions. He writes consistently on his blog about software development and lean, Kanban and agile development principles. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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Why is Your PM Software the Best?

Brad Egeland

Project management software vendors - why is your PM, PPM or PMO tool or service better than the rest? Tell me about. Tell me why everyone should try it. Be ready to give me 5 reasons why and I'll feature that for everyone to read. Be ready with screenshots and product description and I can feature that, too. I need input from you people! I know you're out there and want to get the word out. Contact me or email me

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

ProjectManager.com is a software tool, but they have a massive set of resources that work without their software. Leigh Espy’s blog, ProjectBliss.net , has a range of downloadable, practical project management templates, with no software bias attached. edu project management template” and you’ll find quite a lot of universities have a PMO that makes templates available for general use. Note: These sources were reliable and correct as at 28 June 2019.

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The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

Keyedin

For any Program Management Office, it is extremely important that you are able to show how your PMO delivers tangible and meaningful business benefits. Increase the awareness of the value of the PMO and PPM process. Here are five of the most important: Align the portfolio of projects with an eye toward future strategy. Deliver programs on-time, within budget and according to scope. Understand the linkages and dependencies between various projects in the portfolio.

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5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO

Keyedin

Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates. In this article we pull on over 20 years’ experience of delivering project, program and portfolio management solutions to PMOs at various levels of PPM maturity to identify the key reasons why you need a PMO – or why you need to improve the maturity of your existing PMO. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a PMO.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

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. Once your PMO machine is in order, its performance issues fixed—that’s when executives learn to trust you with all of their strategic priorities.

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Crystal-Clear Reporting Enables Your PMO to Deliver Value

Keyedin

In the case of the PMO (project/program management office), this reporting means a better enterprise view of resource usage, a cycle of improvement on project processes, the ability to intervene at the right time for struggling projects, and greater likelihood that the program is held to the desired budget and scope parameters. Effective reporting—the intel from the field that gets distilled into cogent parcels for the right internal audience—is the lifeblood of a PMO.

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

Project Risk Coach

Ensure the requested software features will be used. Check with the Project Management Office (PMO) or other authority on how to handle these requirements. According to PMI, "47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management." Requirements are a pretty big deal. Let's look at five things to start and five things to stop in requirements management. 5 Things to Start Identify and engage appropriate stakeholders.

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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. Welcome everybody, should have my opening title screen out here of Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. It’s a cloud-based collaboration software.

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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.” You can use software to organise the project timeline for you. Formal reporting to the PMO.

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Top Features to Look for in Project Management Software

MavenLink

When most people think of project management software, they think of a centralized to-do list that organizes tasks and responsibilities. What are the Best Project Management Software Features? When analyzing which project management software features best fit your needs, it can help to start with a brainstorm of your project management tasks. One of the most important features a project management software adds to your resource planning is strategy and business intelligence.

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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

A community of interest can take many forms, from your professional community of project managers at work, perhaps organised by your PMO, an online community or an industry group or professional body that you are part of – one that has regular meet ups. Whether you join the Project Management Café group on Facebook, the PMO Flashmob , or the discussion groups on LinkedIn, you’ll learn something if you chip into the discussion and meet new people.

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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. ” He might have been able to forgive the long timescales if this PMO was managing projects committed to the construction of battleships or the next generation of an interstate highway system.

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How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

Our hope is that we can provide you with accurate information for choosing PPM software so that you will make the right choice. Using resource management software can positively impact the outcome of your projects by preventing all of the above from happening. You can do this in Easy Projects with our resource planning software. The software allows you to get the big picture of who is working on what, their capacity, workload and more.

Capacity Planning: The Secret to Successful Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

A project coordinator, or an admin resource from the PMO would be the perfect extra pair of hands. She met the PMO Manager and another manager whom she knew had staff keen to learn about project management. In my experience, even when your project management software does have resource pool features like Microsoft Project, they feel complicated to set up and maintain.

Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

If your project management software tool doesn’t generate a simple status report for you, then you’ll have to do it yourself, but you really don’t want it to use up too much of your time in the week. If you are setting up a PMO for example, you’ll want your project managers to use something more formal. If you are involved in any kind of project, you’ll know that project sponsors want to see regular reports.

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Why the PMO Must Use Communication to Reduce the Impact of Change

Keyedin

If PMO software is the lifeblood of the PMO, communicating that data to keep project and program stakeholders engaged and confident is the body through which that lifeblood travels. Good communication ensures continual buy-in from the wider organization, keeps the board up to speed and on your side, minimizes noise and ensures people have relevant, up-to-date information about what is really going on.

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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. Wikis/Software. If your PMO doesn’t currently have a wiki for lessons learned, suggest that they set one up.

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Handling Project Manager Responsibilities and Roles through Project Management Software

Paymo App

Aside from a team of professionals to help them finish a project, there’s project management software. For most project manager responsibilities, software will help you finish them in time and with fewer mistakes than if you had done everything manually. Collaborate with sponsors and the project management office (PMO). How to use software to tackle your key project manager responsibilities. Of course, software can’t possibly help you with all your duties.

5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

Throughout this series, we’ve discussed the five ways to become agile, addressed the primary issues and roadblocks, as well as the critical steps required to transform the PMO, all based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale. Part 1: Driving Agile at Scale: The Agile PMO. The speed and flexibility of Agile make it an attractive working mechanism for the entire organization, and the PMO is in the ideal position to lead the way.

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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? What is the adoption rate of project management software across organizations? PM software adoption remains low. As per Wellingtone's survey, only 22% of organizations use a PM software. As a result, 50% of respondents said that they spend one or more days to manually collate project reports - highlighting the immense productivity gains on offer by using project management software.

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

WorkOtter

Unfortunately, some mistakes turn into implementation disasters where budgets, time, and the careers (of those who picked the software and planed the roll-out) go to die. 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.

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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. In the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale , the focus of the PMO can no longer be on executing on-time and on-budget, but instead on the delivery of value as the outcome. Lean and Agile PMO

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