Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members). Project Management PMO report

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

So, save the date and mark your calendars, whether analog or digital: here are the top project management conferences of 2020. Change Management 2020 Conference. 2020 Project Management Symposium. The Power of Projects 2020. The Resource Planning Summit 2020.

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Starting a PMO


PMI describes the Project Management Office (PMO) as a strategic driver for organizational excellence. The PMO seeks to enhance the practices of execution management, organizational governance, and strategic change leadership. After two years, the PMO most likely dissolves.

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Key Responsibilities of the PMO

Brad Egeland

A project management office (PMO) is an organizational entity usually tasked to centralize and coordinate the management of projects within an organization. ​ A PMO oversees the management of projects, programs, or a combination of both.

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Running Projects from Home – The New Normal

Arras People

Over the course of the lockdown, I have been attending weekly Zoom meetings with PMO Flashmob WFH. PMO PM Work / Life Balance PM Leadership Project Management Work Life Balance conducting meetings PMO Flashmob

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The International PMO standard from AIPMO

Henny Portman

AIPMO is developing the first ‘leading’ international PMO standard based on a combination of research findings and expert knowledge. P3O or IPMA PMO certifications are not comparable to AIPMO’s core certifications in terms of approach, content and outcome. PMO Services and Capabilities.

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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]. 1] World Economic Forum, The Global Risks Report 2020, 15 th Edition. [2]

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PMO Leadership: How PMOs Can Evolve into Savvy PMOs


PMO leadership today is about more than being a purveyor of governance and delivering projects on time and on budget. The Savvy PMO fosters organizational agility, cultivates efficiencies, and drives growth strategies. Start with this quick-start post to becoming a Savvy PMO.

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How to Create a Project Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

If you have a PMO, see if they have a risk management plan template. Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project.

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Four Key Elements of a Viable PMO

Brad Egeland

Here I've outlined what I believe to be the four key elements of project management office (PMO) success. Follow these four key elements and the likelihood that your PMO will be viable will increase drastically. The PMO must focus on hiring good, experienced project managers.

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3 Things Your PMO Is Doing Wrong — and How to Fix Them


An effective project management office (PMO) can be a powerful partner in driving positive business outcomes. When the pieces do not fall into place, however, a PMO can become a liability. What causes PMO failure? On the surface, a PMO and PPM seem to go hand-in-hand.

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AI Based PMO Dashboard with Cloud Project Management

Brad Egeland

A PMO dashboard contains the summary of all the projects being run by an organization. A PMO Dashboard is basically required in organizations which handle multiple projects. Why do we need a PMO Dashboard?

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How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

For other areas of governance such as reporting and approval levels, talk to your PMO and get these in place. Action if there is no budget plan or information: Back to the PMO or your Finance team. Action if you can’t find out: Talk to the PMO again. Consider this.

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Project Management Job Titles: Understanding the Types of Roles in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Instead, people with PMO job titles are in a crucial support function. Here are some common job titles you’ll find within the PMO. PMO Analyst: This is another relatively junior job title, for someone who works in a PMO. PMO Manager: The person who leads the PMO team.

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The Lazy Way to Deliver Better Presentations

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter is the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on Project Management, PMO development, Executive Sponsorship, Transformation Leadership, and Speaking Skills. [link] BOOK TODAY – OFFER CLOSES SOON.

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Does the PMO Really Need a DIrector

Brad Egeland

Have you ever been in a situation where you were reporting to a PMO director and you wonder what value this person brings to the table? I’m going to state what I think a good PMO director needs to bring to the table. Conclusion So, can I fire my PMO director?

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4 Key Indicators your PMO Maturity is Lagging


PMO maturity has become a prominent focus for organizations that want to transform the way they approach project management (PM), manage operational processes and enhance overall business growth and development.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2020, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. January February March April May June July August September October November December 2020 2021 2022 2023.

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Symptoms of an Ineffective PMO

Brad Egeland

Are your project managers growing, expanding their careers, gaining needed training and certifications and mentoring colleagues the way a successful project management office (PMO) should be operating?

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria. Project Management Conferences in Australia 2020. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Canada. 2020 Project Management Conferences in France.

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Getting Ahead of the Competition: Learning Lessons from 2008

Arras People

Have a look at the advice on the Arras People website or for those in the PMO space it may be worth a visit to the PMO Learning website where you can access a new online offering CV Development for PMO Professionals.

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Top Skills Employers Are Looking For in 2020 and How to Get Them

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

As we move into 2020 and the start of a new decade, it is important to take the time to consider how your industry and workplace may have changed in recent years, and how they will continue to evolve in the future. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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4 Steps to the Successful PMO

Brad Egeland

Not all organizations require the level of oversight, structure and management that a project management office (PMO) will bring to an organization. Put a PMO Director in charge. Hire a PMO director. Make sure senior management is behind the PMO project.

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Are Spreadsheets Leaving Your PMO Spread Too Thin?


Keeping tabs on your portfolio within spreadsheets may be leaving your PMO at a disadvantage. Too many tools – Maybe your PMO is using spreadsheets to consolidate the various tools your team is using. Overcome the PMO spreadsheet dilemma.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria . Project Management Conferences in Australia 2020. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Canada . 2020 Project Management Conferences in France .

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How the Savvy PMO Does Demand Management


Have no fear, the Savvy PMO is here! The Savvy PMO knows that employees are a great source of ideas, but they need an easy way to submit them. The Savvy PMO sets stages such as those depicted in the image below.

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GanttPRO Review + Mini Tutorial

Girl's Guide to PM

You can’t see a portfolio view of all projects in GanttPRO so you can’t get out enterprise or PMO reporting. As of March 2020, the GanttPRO team is working on adding this feature.

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Soar Higher in 2020 – Learn and Develop New Skills

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In this article, we take a closer look at why it is important to develop new skills in 2020. As Lindsay Scott explained in a previous post for the PMO Perspectives blog, project-based work is becoming increasingly strategic. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Resource Planning the Savvy PMO Way


These focus on how the Savvy PMO uses data to not only manage day-to-day operations but also prepare for the future. This is where the Savvy PMO starts to create dashboards and reports to ensure continuous alignment of resources to strategic projects.

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How Do You Conduct Resource Planning as a Savvy PMO?


Today’s enterprises are increasingly looking to the PMO to boost the bottom line. The Savvy PMO consistently assigns its people to the highest value work and rebalances roles, people, and team assignments to ensure strategic alignment. It’s people first for the Savvy PMO.

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The Future of Work: It’s Already Here

Girl's Guide to PM

The PMO Flashmob has been looking at the role of robotics in the PMO recently, as one example. I’ve been doing some research for my new book and I’ve been struck by how many people are writing about ‘the future of work’.

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Five Fixes for a Struggling PMO by Brad Egeland


A few years back I conducted a survey of my readers – mainly project managers and PMO directors and CIOs, etc… and I asked them some questions about their organization’s project management infrastructure. When the PMO is sinking, try replacing the PMO Director.

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Where Should the PMO Fit in the Organization?

Brad Egeland

I realize not everyone and every organization needs a project management office (PMO). Some project management infrastructures just aren't at the maturity level to really make use of a PMO. this a necessary question for those that do need a PMO? Usually this is a PMO director.

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How to Improve Your Career in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

As we enter 2020 and the beginning of a new decade, many people will naturally find themselves focusing on ways they can improve their lives. Finally, a great way to give your career a boost in 2020 is to make a conscious effort to become more creative.

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Back to Basics (Part 12): What You Need to Create a Meaningful Project Status Report


The Different Project Management Office (PMO) Types. As a project manager you are probably familiar with this situation: Your boss asks you to present the status of your current project in the form of a project status report by Monday. Keep calm now!

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Project Roles & Their Responsibilities

Project Management Office (PMO). However, if it does exist the PMO will decide on the processes used in a project and how to follow them. The PMO also will archive the project for historical data, collecting and analyzing its results. Project managers are supported by the PMO. You’ve got a project to do. But who is going to execute that plan and turn the abstract into the practical? Your project team: the most valuable resource for your project.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery


The Project Management Institute (PMI) asked this question for the first time ever for its 2020 Pulse of the Profession ® report, knowing that organizations are rewiring to innovate and deliver competitive products and services quickly.

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From ‘Lazy’ to ‘Agile’ Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

PMO staff. [link]. This one day workshop is being delivered in Geneva on 27th February, a few places left only – see link above. Or talk to Peter Taylor about delivering it for your project team [link]. Benefits: At the conclusion of this full-day interactive classroom training, you will be able to: Understand the ‘backbone’ of smart/agile working whilst managing projects. Identify ways to apply the concept of working smarter, not harder.

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Get Your Projects Fit with The Lazy Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

The PMO, if you have one, can be an ideal source of facilitators who have the rights skills and experience to undertake the health check. It is the responsibility of the project manager, perhaps supported by the PMO, to chase up the actions to ensure they are completed in the appropriate time frame and report further to the steering board. This interview was first published in 2014. I am not fit. Since having my two boys I am heavier than I have ever been, except while pregnant.

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Agile Portfolio Management in an Adaptive World – Q&A with the Experts


Agile Portfolio Management is a hot topic for many PMO leaders today trying to forge forward in a world where things are requiring a high degree of adaptability. Which large and medium companies in the UK and in Europe are using an Agile PMO model?

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