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. Insufficient Staff Training Means Lost Customers.

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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. Writing a Great PMO CV.

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Getting Started With Your PMO CV

Arras People

When you’re looking for a new role in PMO, we never start with the thinking that we’re looking for an average job, something that will do. It’s about putting our best selves forward so we can find and secure a great PMO job. PMO PMO CV PMO Learning PMO job

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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. Project management training is the glue that holds your career together. Change Management 2019.

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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. So for example, the PMO context. PMO Skills. PMO Experience.

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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.

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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. It’s also a certification that gets into the details around the different PMO services and capabilities.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

Taking data from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset we were able to construct the table below which shows the take up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. For more PMO related certificates see here.

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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?

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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?

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. Where the PMO Closes the Gap.

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The Need for an Innovative PMO

MPUG

Traditionally, the department managing the flow of projects, including innovation initiatives, is the Project or Portfolio Management Office (the PMO). According to the Project Management Institute, 71% of companies have a PMO, a steady rise over the past ten years.

5 Ingredients for PMO Success

Brad Egeland

Often times at the heart of a successful project management practice is a project management office, or PMO, that has been structured to create a path of success for company projects and the project managers who lead them. From my experience, there are five key ingredients to a successful PMO.

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PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

MPUG

A few years ago, I was hired as a Project Management Office (PMO) consultant for a software products company. My assignment was to setup their PMO, implement best practices, and oversee projects for twelve months before handing over the setup to the client.

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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? PMO Examples.

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The Lazy Project Manager – Conference and Corporate Speaker

The Lazy Project Manager

As we all start the journey that is 2019, a few questions: Are you investing in your project management community? I specialise in all things relating to project management and project leadership as well as presentation skills training, and executive coaching.

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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 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. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

November December 2019 January. PMO Conference UK: London, UK, 2-3 June 2020. Completely focused on all things PMO, this two day event features expert speakers, an exhibition with PMO products and services, plus the chance to connect with other professionals in the industry.

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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.

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. To keep up, organisations will seek out modern approaches to professional development and training that can benefit their teams and the business alike.

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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. New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply.

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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. Do Some Training.

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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.

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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. I don’t mind training someone , she said.

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.

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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.

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. PMO and EPMO: 80% of high-performance organizations - Champions - have a PMO.

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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.

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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. 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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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditionally, in an effort to maintain alignment and consistency across the portfolio, organizations have dedicated a centralized Program Management Office (PMO) to planning, program management, and solution definition. Didn’t we just say that a centralized PMO undermined LPM?

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Getting Into Project Management – Five Steps to Take

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

But before you dive straight into enrolling on a project management training course , you will have a much better chance of breaking into project management if you follow these steps. er what’s a PMO??” Now you’re ready to pick your training.

Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

Business units present their ideas to the PMO in an annual planning meeting. In traditional organizations, this power resides with the PMO. By the time the PMO receives the plan, it might already be out of date. Lean and Agile PMO

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Help! I am stuck in the toaster of life!

The Lazy Project Manager

Over my daily cup of coffee, a fine cortado from Costa today, I read my horoscope in the copy of the Daily Express available in the coffee shop.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

PMO Flashmob – the networking and learning group – has spent the last year trying to understand the impacts of AI on projects – specifically the management of projects. The first was around the training and professional development side. Project Management PMO report

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How to Be a Mentor

Girl's Guide to PM

Take any mentoring training on offer from your company: they may have support and training available from experienced mentors that you can benefit from. A version of this article first appeared on the PMO Perspectives blog in 2014. It’s a great honour to be asked to mentor someone, and whether that arrangement comes about as a result of an informal discussion or a formal corporate scheme, you should take the commitment to be a mentor seriously.

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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. 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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Top 10 Project Management Conferences You Can Not Afford to Miss in 2020

Taskque

PMO Conference. If you are interested in learning about the latest techniques, tools and research related to portfolio management , program management or project management office , then the PMO conference should be on top of your list.

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Top Tips for Realistic Project Estimations

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Factor in all project phases and activities, including management, documentation, training and handover. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Planning Project Management Project Management TrainingPoor estimation is a major cause of project failure.