The Balanced PMO

The Lazy Project Manager

The same is true of the PMO. A balanced approach will definitely pay dividends and will not only ensure that the PMO is as effective and efficient as possible but will also aid the acceptance of the PMO by the rest of the organisation. For example, if your PMO is created solely with the purpose of being the ‘project police’ then you will be in for a very short run.

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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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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. Healthcare PMO’s should ensure that the organization has the right portfolio mix to accomplish its goals and be able to pivot and re-prioritize as needed. See Cambia’s presentation at the Ignite 2019 conference here.

Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Here are our 10 project predictions to watch out for in 2019: Disruptive Technologies Will Continue Their Trajectory. As projects continue to span the global market, the discipline of project management will sustain its growth to support these initiatives. >> Read the full Top 10 Trends report for 2019. Strategy Execution’s CEO, Christoffer Ellehuus, gives a preview of this year’s Trends: This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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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. After 4 months too late to sustain effort and focus.”.

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Ask A PM: How to Convince My Team to Use Time Tracking

LiquidPlanner

Broadly, good change management includes a lot of communication, in various forms and over a sustained period. Whenever I have had to do timesheets, I’ve had project tasks on the list, but there is always something else that takes up time in the week that you have to account for, such as a PMO meeting, mentoring a new starter, reviewing a process, attending a random meeting for your manager… these things also need to be on the timesheet so you get the full picture.

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The 'Top Down' vs 'Bottom Up' Approach to the Program Management Office

Keyedin

Our 20 years of implementing PMO solutions in large organizations has shown us the need for a more practical, pragmatic approach to the PMO that gives companies a better chance for success when new practices are put into place. One of the key roles of the PMO is to ensure that teams stay focused on business outcomes—always with an eye to the strategic guideposts that answer the “Why?”

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5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

Keyedin

The key benefits should include: Increased revenue – Resource Management Solutions will help you easily assess how well utilized your entire resource pool is on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, helping to ensure your most valuable resources are used to maximum effect, and your workload is balanced to avoid sustained periods of time on the bench.

The 'Top Down' vs 'Bottom Up' Approach to the Program Management Office

Keyedin

Our 20 years of implementing PMO solutions in large organizations has shown us the need for a more practical, pragmatic approach to the PMO that gives companies a better chance for success when new practices are put into place. One of the key roles of the PMO is to ensure that teams stay focused on business outcomes—always with an eye to the strategic guideposts that answer the “Why?”

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6 Key Questions to Answer during the Resource Capacity Planning Process

Keyedin

The goal of your PMO and PPM strategy is to serve the needs of the organization, not the other way around. One of our webinars in this series talked about what you need to do to quantify the business value of your PMO and its lessons are equally important when you are managing resources. Is the project roadmap sustainable? In a recent webinar we explored the many nuances of resource management.

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6 Key Questions to Answer during the Resource Capacity Planning Process

Keyedin

The goal of your PMO and PPM strategy is to serve the needs of the organization, not the other way around. One of our webinars in this series talked about what you need to do to quantify the business value of your PMO and its lessons are equally important when you are managing resources. Is the project roadmap sustainable? In our recent webinar, Navaigating the Resource Capability Planning Minefield we explored the many nuances of resource management.

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

MPUG

Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Tad: Well good, clearly it is the PMO that is landing much of this, but it’s actually the innovation or strategy groups that start much of this activity. The PMO has a much higher percentage of actual traction, but the chief innovation office is new. Tad: Then specifically as a PMO, we can go back and talk about what’s the success rate of your PMO.

Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

How is this sustainable in the long term? This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. In recent years, portfolio management has evolved from an administrative process, in which projects are selected and prioritised, to one of the key ways in which organisations can focus on strategy implementation.

Digital Transformation in a Project-Driven World – Webinar 10th October

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Only 14% of executives said that their digital transformation efforts have sustained performance improvements 1. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. These digital transformation efforts, along with most other strategic initiatives, are being led by project leaders who are on the frontlines of execution and change. But are they ready to do this in the Digital Age? Do they understand the new rules of this digital revolution?

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Effective Communications in Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Finally, by building strategic project leaders and project managers who can improve their standing and build sustainable relationships with key stakeholders and business sponsors, the team’s confidence in its own ability to achieve business targets will rise. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Better communication across all levels allows project leaders to drive productive conversations across different departments and across all roles.

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Five Steps to Rapid Recovery of Failing Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Sustained control is necessary. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Project failure can occur for an infinite number of reasons. Sometimes it’s out of your control. Maybe a blizzard caused your group to miss a series of deadlines or fail to deliver necessary components for your project. Maybe you lost a key member of your project team or were given unrealistic deadlines. But sometimes it’s in your control. You underestimated the time a project would take.

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The Business Analyst

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The Key to Successful Change is Making It Sustainable. To achieve sustainable change, you have to get to the point where change becomes the norm. Achieving sustainable change isn’t a one-shot thing. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. The most successful organisations can identify opportunities for self-improvement and conceive of changes that can make them more efficient, more successful and better equipped to achieve their goals.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Guess what my tip would be for 2019? During 2018 I will be launching an update to my online PMO course, The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down , I have brand new webinars in the works with materials never been shared before all based off of my Project Management Communication Tools book, and my PMO Lifecycle book. It takes much more than attendance on a course to create sustained changes in performance,… Click To Tweet.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

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. Sustainable success comes, to a large extent, from your project culture.

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