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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). 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. Leadership. Project Management PMO report

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. If you have even a passing interest in the field, then you’ve bumped up against PMI. Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. Quick Facts About PMI. The PMI footprint is huge. A History of PMI. But where did PMI start? The Goals & Standards of PMI.

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Starting a PMO

MPUG

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. Company A might not have a PMO, company B could have a PMO where the project managers (PMs) do not report to the PMO, and Company C could have a mature PMO where the PMs report to the PMO. Beginning a PMO.

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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times. You can download your copy of Success in Disruptive Times from the PMI’s website. The PMI’s Annual Project Management Survey: The Pulse of the Profession. Our regular readers will know that, for the last two years, we have extracted the marrow from the bones of the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession survey. Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016.

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PMO Health Check 101

Brad Egeland

Do you have a healthy PMO? If you are a project-centric organization, then a project management office (PMO) that is run effectively, efficiently, productively and focused on delivering great projects from great leaders is what it's all about. PMO health is all about. A PMO that is headed in the right direction has an experienced leader at the helm. Indeed, the PMO will suffer greatly and it will likely be doomed to fail. Is it run efficiently?

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Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Want To Be A PMI-ACP? If you want to be a PMI-ACP, here are the primary steps to take. Today’s session is eligible for one PMI-PDU and the technical category.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery

Planview

The answer may not surprise you: “Organizational agility.” 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. Success requires becoming a more “Adaptive PMO,” evolving how you plan, govern, and empower delivery teams to do their best work. Organizations increase agility on a continuum.

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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

Planview

First, let’s acknowledge that it’s not easy to establish an effective prioritization process when your PMO and teams are in high demand. In fact, according to PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession report , while 87 percent of PMO directors characterize such processes as “very important” or “essential,” only 12 percent state that they are already “excellent” at prioritizing initiatives. [1]. How do you prioritize your work?

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices. The path forward is to be agile with your agile, to transform your transformation. Be Agile with your Agile Transform your Transformation.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO

Keyedin

Get rolling on a new maturity plotline for your PMO, with four competencies that script a strategic change. Fall movie season is upon us and like your favorite new flick, your PMO might be undergoing a plot-twist as the year wraps up. Hopefully you don’t turn your PMO into a horror movie along the way, but you might be able to create a thrilling ride as you focus on customer outcomes and prepare for the changes ahead.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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What Is a PMO? (Infographic)

Wrike

Project management is a discipline loaded with acronyms: PMP, PRINCE2, CPM, WBS, PMBOK, PMI… and about 150 others. Whether or not you’re a project manager by title, one acronym you’re sure to hear more often is PMO. What is PMO?” PMO stands for “project management office.” The percentage of companies with a PMO has nearly doubled since 2000, according to The State of the PMO 2016. . Definition of PMO. Who Needs a PMO? The PMO Director.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership Travel

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. Another thing I appreciate about Kiron is that he not only is a Project Management Professional (PMP), he is certified as a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), along with other certifications. His passions are Agile, project management methodologies, and PMOs.

Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai. As agile approaches mature and spread beyond software the project management landscape continues to evolve. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership Travel

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In Anticipation of PMI Global Congress North America 2012

Wrike

Speaking of the event agenda: this is one of the things that we recently discussed with Paula Jayne White, PMI’s Director, Professional Development. Read our full conversation to find out about the focus of the upcoming event and discover some lessons that such a huge project like PMI Congress can teach. Could you please tell me a bit about your PMI history and your role in organizing the Congress in Vancouver?

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DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the importance of innovation. His presentation featured the 2017 PMI Thought Leadership Series publication “ Achieving Greater Agility ” and he highlighted the Agile Practice Guide that was released with the latest PMBOK® Guide. I gave a presentation entitled “Agile: Panacea or Hype?” Agile Project Management Events Leadership Travel

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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute for Learning

Today, projects take up an incredibly important role within a business and, as discussed by Sunil Prashara, President and CEO of Project Management Institute (PMI), this will only increase as we further evolve into the Project Economy. Agile Project Management. In the past decade, Agile has finally established is rightful place in Project Management. One example of this is PMI’s acquisition of Disciplined Agile and FLEX. Change Leadership.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai. As agile approaches mature and spread beyond software the project management landscape continues to evolve. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership Travel

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

PMI says that by 2027 employers will need nearly 88 million people in project-related roles. While PMI is an organization for project managers predicting the importance of their own community and you do want to take their figures in context, I do think they have a point.

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. Another thing I appreciate about Kiron is that he not only is a Project Management Professional (PMP), he is certified as a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), along with other certifications. His passions are Agile, project management methodologies, and PMOs.

DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the importance of innovation. His presentation featured the 2017 PMI Thought Leadership Series publication “ Achieving Greater Agility ” and he highlighted the Agile Practice Guide that was released with the latest PMBOK® Guide. I gave a presentation entitled “Agile: Panacea or Hype?” Agile Project Management Events Leadership Travel

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15 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Do you need to earn PDUs to maintain your PMI certification? If you hold a PMP ® , PgMP ® , PfMP ® or PMI-PBA ® certification, you need to earn 60 PDUs every three years. If you hold a PMI-ACP ® , PMI-RMP ® , PMI-SP ® certification, you need to earn 30 PDUs in a three-year cycle.

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Radio Show Transcript - The Man Who Changed My Career - Rob Thomsett - Recorded March 23, 2018

PM That Works

So I was working with an executive team and the executive that I was working with was telling me that he was dealing with a lot of attitude issues with his leadership team and they were having a lot of communication breakdowns and I'm a certified behavior consultant and we have a tool called disk profiling that helps teams communicate with each other and helps identify what my communications style is and what your communication style is and helps us kind of build common ground.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUCCESS IN THE NEW YEAR

The Squad Report

The 2017 PMI, Pulse of the Profession provides statistical support of my assertion. This isn't me advocating for some version of Agile vs some version of Waterfall. Consistency and adoption across the organization help set expectations with leadership and team members. PMO Portfolio Management Resource ManagementAt the start of the new year Project Management leaders should take some time to be sure the organization is focused on delivering successful projects in 2018.

The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Susanne Madsen is the author of several books on project management and leadership, including The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. She’s also the director of the London-based Project Leadership Institute, which works to build well-rounded and dynamic project management leaders. Project Box’s clients include well-known companies like the Project Management Institute (PMI) , Accenture and Psychology Today.

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

PMI ). PMI ). 68% - more than 2/3rd - of organizations in PMI's annual survey said that they used outsourced or contract project managers in 2018. ( PMI ). PMI ). Between 2017 and 2018, the percentage of organizations using spreadsheets to manage their agile projects dropped from 74% to 67%. Project Management Office (PMO) Statistics. PMI ). PMO and EPMO: 80% of high-performance organizations - Champions - have a PMO. PMI ).

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

And we mustn’t forget that there are other widely used hashtags in the #PMOT community, like #Agile, #PMO, and #PMP. Enthusiastic PMO bod. PMO flashmobber: arraspeople.co.uk. We make Agile teams become amazing, check out our free online masterclass: agilesumo.com. Chris’s Article at Online PM Courses: Why You can No longer Ignore Agile Methodologies. Agile Project Management Author, Mentor, and Instructor. PMI: @ PMInstitute.

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Connecting Talent and Technology in Today’s Economic Climate

Keyedin

The world in which we operate has drastically changed, and at the recent Talent & Technology Symposium virtual event hosted by PMI, they featured a stellar lineup to take a look at how we, as organizations, can adapt and effectively respond to a global pandemic with our ways of working. While the event focused on the importance of aligning talent with tools, they tackled everything from culture, leadership, the project economy and beyond. Agile is No Longer Optional.

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Project Management Q&A – Maintaining Your PMP Certification for Free

Arras People

Here’s my recommended listens; Projectified , PMI’s own podcast; The Project Management Podcast , over 400 episodes to date; Project Management Happy Hour , a new podcast informal chat; PM for the Masses , easy-listening PM topics. Agile PM related, try DrunkenPM Radio. This website is great for the business and leadership part of the PMI Talent Triangle, a lot of the courses are free to access, you pay if you’d like a certification at the end.

Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities. and we are excited to share highlights here, organized in the following categories: Agile and Scrum . AGILE AND SCRUM. Can the traditional PM role still exist in an Agile world?

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Volunteering: Giving Back That Feels Like Taking

Leading Answers

Volunteering with PMI has many benefits. Over the years of volunteering with PMI, I have met many great industry leaders like “Risk Doctor” David Hillson and PMO guru Jack Duggal. I have been asked how I became involved in agile approaches, or a SeminarsWorld instructor, or worked on PMI standards. For years, PMI have used the slogan “ Good things happen when you get involved ”—and it is so true.   Events Leadership

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The 2021 Project Management Report

Girl's Guide to PM

Agile ) methods together. However, this finding is markedly different to what VersionOne found in their 14 th Annual State of Agile report in 2020. Their research found that only 9% of Agile practitioners were using hybrid methods.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. It might seem like we could let our increasingly agile, multi-disciplinary, and highly collaborative teams just get on with it. Agile project management is on the rise.

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The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In their report Capturing The Value of Project Management Through Organisational Agility , the PMI has found that 80% of the highest-performing organisations focus on continuous training – giving workers the skills they need to achieve exceptional performance. Develop relational skills that reflect leadership ability such as negotiation and facilitation skills, persuasiveness, change management and the ability to communicate up and down and across the organisation.

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Business as UNusual: How PMOs Can Thrive When Everything Seems Out of Control

Keyedin

Among this, we must acknowledge as project managers and PMO leaders that, while we’re optimistic things will get better, the short term still holds a lot of unknowns. As we navigate these unprecedented times together, here are a few things for PMO leaders to keep in mind: 1. In times of plenty, IT leadership doesn’t worry so much, and they’re willing to approve many, if not most, projects. In a sense, portfolio management becomes a shield for PMO leaders.

2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

RICS Project Leadership Conference: London, UK, 21 February 2018. This year’s RICS project management conference has the theme ‘Remaining Lean and Agile in a Changing Work Environment’ I’m not sure if they are partnering with the APM as in previous years but the agenda is already up on the site and looks interesting. PMI Sweden Passion of Projects: Gothenburg, Sweden 12-13 March 2018. The focus will be taking Agile to the next level in your organization.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

PMI Singapore Chapter Symposium: Singapore, 20-21 February, 2020. The theme this year is “Adaptive Mindset Leadership: Bringing PM Into a New Decade.” PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Malmö Live, Sweden 9-10 March 2020. The PMI Sweden is an event with inspiring speakers, professional colleagues, and companies in different sectors gathered with the goal of sharing their knowledge and experience in project, portfolio, and programme management.

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Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

Arras People

APMG – Their certifications are based on tools and techniques such as: agile, change management and benefits management. PMI – Are a not for profit organisation based in the USA. There are a few training courses to look at for this stage of your career including: APM – Project Management Qualification (PMQ) and Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) , PRINCE2 Practitioner (if you have completed foundation) and PMIPMO.

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