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. Ours are often comprehensive how-to articles and in-depth studies of a key Project Management idea. But they repay study. It turns out he’s rethinking what he does with his blog for 2019 and he has an idea that I find very compelling.

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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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Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

Killing those zombie projects — a case study. 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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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

Getting a professional certification can help your career – studies like the PMI Project Management Salary Survey (2018) show that certification is directly linked to earning more money and it certainly can’t hurt your employment prospects. This is an easy one to decide to do, less so to follow it through as you actually have to study and then take an exam. This could be a secondment to a big project, a period of time for study or a shift to another department for 6 months.

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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? 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 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.

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Just What The Doctor Ordered: Reinventing How A Hospital Operates With Agile Project Portfolio Management

Meisterplan

Munich Hospital as a Case Study Almost half of all German hospitals are operating in a deficit, with the trend continually increasing. Employees lacking experience in the project business are increasingly supported by the project managers and the PMO to ensure that the scope is clear. . The PMO must not be the trash can of the organization. Meisterplan: Marco, thank you for the interesting insights into the PMO of M unich Hospital !

6 Reasons Why Projects are Late

Planview

These problems, as mentioned, were cited by a large percentage of respondents in Planview’s resource management study as a primary cause of their resource management pains. Several years back, Jerry Manas conducted a study on the causes of late projects. 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.

How Much Time is Required For PMP Exam Preparation?

Taskque

Now, in 2019, things have gotten quite tricky. We again asked around for the average preparation time of PMP exam now in 2019 and got quite interesting answers. At least 3 – 4 months with 20 hours of study per week for an Above Target result in all areas.”. Georgios Baltzis , PMP says: “2-4 months, less is too early to study and digest knowledge. Check out online blogs that have training/study material, tips n tricks etc that can help you.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. It’s an opportunity to learn more and study from cases, share experience in the risk management field, and embrace new approaches. . Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Despite increasing budgets for innovation, Planview’s Sixth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study found that only half of product development organizations are meeting their target launch dates and revenue goals. Lean and Agile PMO Product InnovationToday’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed. This is simply a reality organizations must come to realize. However, these conditions cause planning deficiencies to be magnified.

Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Reflective practice, which is, “studying your own experiences to improve the way you work” has become a popular practice amongst professionals and project management practitioners are no different. 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?

Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In 2019, Strategy Execution conducted a global survey among project execution professionals across the world to better understand the skill and capability gaps preventing organisations from executing successfully on their most critical strategic priorities. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Is Your PMO Counting the Right Things

Bridge the Gap Consulting

So, a group of mathematicians and engineers were called for a study. 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!

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Instead, Mr Nieto-Rodriguez offers a far less technical, but more strategic definition encompassing the idea of bringing an idea to reality, with intensive communication requirements (and indeed, the author points out that studies have shown that project managers with a high degree of communication skills are far more likely to deliver successful projects). This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

Case Study . Feasibility Assessment/Study . Project Management Office (PMO) . If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to retain all the definitions in memory and a good PM dictionary would be a lifesaver. .

Business Analysis for Internet of Things (IoT) Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

You will need to understand what IoT is of course, but you will also need to dig into case studies on the legal ramifications of how IoT can affect everyday business scenarios. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Once Upon a Time , computers lived in large ventilated rooms. Then they moved to your desktop. Then they moved into mobile phones, and smart traffic lights and more recently ‘black boxes’ for automotive insurers.

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Customer Showcase: LightEdge Solutions

Keyedin

But what has improved operations within the PMO has given them an edge they didn’t quite bargain for. Here are some of the key areas that the team at LightEdge was able to improve through the use of KeyedIn's PMO software. By centralizing in a PPM solution, LightEdge is now able to share resources across the PMO which generates greater resource visibility for the company.

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How to Create a Proven Project Management Framework

Workamajig

In PMBOK, for example, the project initiation stage involves developing a business case, undertaking a feasibility study, and setting up a PMO. A well-defined project management framework will bring much-needed order to your projects. Learn how to create your own PM framework in this guide. Have you ever found yourself completely overwhelmed at the start of a project? Or maybe you’ve scoped out a project and wondered what to do next.

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Great Team but Poor Project Management? You Could Be Crippling Your Business’s Success

Proofhub

Be realistic when setting budgets and deadlines One Harvard Business Review study found that, when it comes to IT projects, the average budget overrun is 27%. That means that 75% of PMO directors prioritize creating a culture of project management. Finding top talent can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. But once you find the skilled, knowledgeable, and hardworking employees you need, your business is on the path to success. Right?

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Customer Showcase: LightEdge Solutions

Keyedin

But what has improved operations within the PMO has given them an edge they didn’t quite bargain for. By centralizing in a PPM solution, LightEdge is now able to share resources across the PMO which generates greater resource visibility for the company. By utilizing configured reports and dashboards, the reporting time was cut by 40% and the PMO is working off a single version of the truth for data collection and reconciliation.

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

Case Study . Feasibility Assessment/Study . Project Management Office (PMO) . If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to retain all the definitions in memory and a good PM dictionary would be a lifesaver. .

Project Prioritization: Stop Working on the Wrong Projects!

Meisterplan

Each factor creates more work for your PMO, your portfolio board, or your project managers, depending on who is responsible for the project evaluation. But now that we’re talking about 1,000 or more projects, you either need a well-staffed PMO capable of keeping up with that number of projects or a decentralized approach. Centralized scoring and prioritization processes for an entire project portfolio is a full-time job for more than one PMO manager.

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Handling Project Manager Responsibilities and Roles through Project Management Software

Paymo App

We previously ran a study on over 200 LinkedIn job ads and put together a list of the project manager responsibilities most employers were looking for to help you quickly find out what you’re getting yourself into. Collaborate with sponsors and the project management office (PMO). Project managers have always been the key link among team members, keeping them focused and accountable for their work.

2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

February 9-10 — Corporate Partner Forum: Delivering Projects Better will be held online this year and will suggest you join some sessions with interviews, case study presentations, knowledge exchange and interaction. This day will be fully PMO-focused.

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

However, and despite the Deloitte study, it is less clear that effective risk management is as widespread in the area of strategic and business planning. Their study of 2017 suggests that only 38% of business leaders believe that their business model will exist in 5 years. [3] This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Top Tips for Realistic Project Estimations

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

If you don’t know how to compose it and how to quantify benefits and calculate the payback period, decide to study it. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Poor estimation is a major cause of project failure. According to the PMI, inaccurate cost estimates is a contributing factor in 28% of projects that fail. Many project professionals have first-hand experience in how devastating it can be to underestimate a project. Perhaps you have too.

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

MPUG

So we talk about interfaces, but we talk about that one version of the truth, or touch the data once so that my team members are progressing it, my project managers are updating and forecasting, my PMO manager is looking out and creating prioritization, steering committee reports. And he really is sitting in charge of kind of the PMO.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM

MPUG

Tim Runcie: And I took my session from session one here and I kind of studied them and looking at a lot of moving parts that are in Agile. Gardener just came out with a report, it was published July 30th of 2019 so if you’re watching this 10 years from now, it’s still a good report. We can flag it as a high priority and then I also have to report to the PMO and the compliance team on this activity because we’re talking about process mapping.

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25 Practical Project Team Development Practices

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

CASE STUDY: Well-known pharma company. CASE STUDY: Manufacturer of Jet Engines.Team Member: Our new project manager, over from the US, insisted on starting each meeting with a ‘round-table share’. CASE STUDY: IT project in banking sector. CASE STUDY: New communication system in the rail industry. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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The Commercial Project Manager

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

1] All case studies quoted are real anonymised cases. [2] This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. The client called the project manager to ask if the final performance test and approvals meeting could be moved to Friday, one day delay, ‘it would fit in really well because Sarah (Technical Manager) will be in the office’. No problem, agreed the Project Manager, looking forward to the final sign-off, invoice issue and associated $200,000 balance payment. [1].

Analogous Estimation Vs Parametric Estimation

iZenBridge

There are two concepts that come in the picture while we study parametric Estimation. You approach the PMO department to get the cost performance baselines, lessons learned and other information that can help with your cost estimate. As a Project Manager, doing project ESTIMATION is a key responsibility but how often are we able to deliver the project under budgeted cost and time? Do we have imbibed all the required variables contributing to the cost and duration?

Applying New Skills in the Project Workplace with Coaching

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

A good training course will include a dynamic instructor to deliver content powerfully for auditory learners, plenty of facilitated class discussions for verbal learners, diagrams and charts for visual learners and case studies and group exercises for kinaesthetic learners. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. However good our intentions might be, we forget things very quickly after we’ve learnt them.

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AI is Saving Lives - Surely it Can Save a Project

Brad Egeland

​ Source: LiveTiles Note: Livetiles a tech company based in Rochester NY have put together a infographic listing the most interesting AI Blockchain projects in 2019. In one study, it was found that this startup's AI was able to detect cardiac arrest with a 95% accuracy, compared to 73% for Copenhagen’s human dispatchers. Let's look at five ways I've been considering - assuming project and PMO budget isn't necessarily an issue.

PM Experts on Why Projects Fail – Epicflow Research Part 1

Epicflow Blog

Eigen Halpin , a PMO Manager at Cisco, emphasizes the importance of proper organization, which presupposes clear roles and responsibilities across teams. Richard Bernheim , a former IT PMO Project Manager at Flowers Foods & Subsidiaries, says that management often makes the mistake of “not knowing how to effectively handle people’s challenges.” We would like to thank all the participants in this study and wish them successful projects, involved teams, and pleasurable work!

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Project creatures that accelerate and enhance a portfolio of projects

Henny Portman

2019). Assume you are a portfolio manager or PMO professional and overseeing your portfolio. Proud to see that the PM World Journal published a next article that I wrote together with Marisa Silva.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

There are also formal study courses offered by PMI chapters or accredited Registered Education Providers (REPs). Self-study books published by REPs and other reputable training organizations are also available. The PMI EMEA Congress 2019 takes place in mid-May in Dublin, Ireland. The PMO Symposium is a place to exchange best practices and new insights into the strategies and practices in project management.

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Better Together: Planview and Cherwell Join Forces

Planview

Planview is one of the “pure-play” PPM providers, as evidenced by our being named a “Leader” in the May 2019 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Project and Portfolio Management.” ” Read our Parkview Health case study for more details.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

You'll find plenty of tips as to how to do that, along with six case studies for people in different situations. I’m studying for my PMP/CAPM/PRINCE2/Scrum exams. The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019. What is a PMO? But, I am sure you want more details, so we asked PMO leader and a leading thinker, Peter Taylor to fill you in. He wrote a massive two-part article for you: Introduction to the PMO – The Absolute Essentials You Really MUST Know.

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