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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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. After two years, the PMO most likely dissolves.

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The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

MPUG

Welcome to the concept of the Project Management Office or PMO. In this article, we will learn about PMOs as organizational structures, about various types of PMOs, and about traditional roles within a PMO. Then, we will dive into the topic of Agile PMO, its relevance, and a number of roles that can be played by such a PMO. PMO Definition. As noted in the definition, a PMO is an organizational structure. Traditional Roles of PMO. Agile 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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Role of the PMO: How It’s Currently Evolving

Planview Blog

The role of the PMO is changing. We recently got an in-depth look into this new face of the PMO during our webinar – “What’s Ahead for the PMO?” Here’s a quick recap of key points about the evolving role of the PMO. Measuring PMO Value and Benefits to the Organization.

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Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types. Flow-based Lean-Agile.

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO). 58% of respondents indicated that they did not feel their PMO was effective. Only 34% said that their PMO had good repeatable processes, procedures and templates in place to help them do their jobs well. And a full 47% indicated that their company’s senior leadership had no visible involvement in the PMO.

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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. This disconnect points to the struggle PMO directors face to identify and enact an effective prioritization process. How do you prioritize your work?

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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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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.

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PMO Maturity for Business Innovation, Growth and Advancement

Keyedin

Achieving PMO maturity can save your organization time, resources and money, streamline operations and create a more cohesive organization. The greatest of these benefits is found in how PMO Maturity sets up an organization for long-term success through innovation, growth and advancement. PMO Maturity Supports Business Innovation. ” [1] Based upon that definition, it’s easy to see how PMO maturity and PMO innovation translate into broader business innovation.

2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

January 31 — Beyond Agile Israel 2021 with this year’s topic “Agile Innovations” invites everyone who’s curious about Agile methodology to take part in the event. Dwell upon other experts’ ideas and shape your own strategy of going agile. .

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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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5 Things a PMO Manager Should Never Say

Meisterplan

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2017 reported that companies who align their PMOs to strategy report “38 percent more projects meet original goals and business intent and 33 percent fewer projects are deemed failures.” On top of that, when I attended the PMI Global Conference in Chicago last October, I noticed that all of the sessions having to do with PMOs were very well attended, some were even standing room only.

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Project Management Organization: The Basics

Clarizen

The following diagram illustrates the relative amount of authority that project managers have in each type of structure, with the level of authority increasing from left to right: Source: PMI: Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). PMO Spotlight Project Portfolio Management

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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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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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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

There is a dizzying array of project management courses out there to help you achieve project management qualifications, both for PMI courses, PRINCE2 courses and more. Product: PM PrepCast , Agile PrepCast , Exam Simulators. Certification: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®. No round up of project management courses to help you get through the PMI exams would be complete without a nod to Cornelius Fichtner. The PMO Lifecycle. Access the PMO Lifecycle course here.

Webinar recap: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Dux Raymond Sy’s Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner.

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

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 2 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to part two of MPUG’s Agile training series. Today’s session will cover Agile features and capabilities in Microsoft Project and project PPM. So really want to help educate you guys, get you going and continue the discussion around Agile. Hence Agile, right?

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

The Scrum Alliance offers its annual networking and learning opportunity, with new solutions and tools to help deepen your knowledge of Agile. It features over 1,000 Scrum and Agile practitioners coming together to discuss new ideas, create community collaboration and make connections. Part of a series of national conferences for project managers and business analysts accredited by both PMI and IIBA, where participants can earn PDUs/CDUs. deliver:Agile 2019.

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

ProjectManager.com

There are two major certifying bodies, PRINCE2 and the Project Management Institute (PMI). Agile certifications: These are ideal for those project managers that want to work in agile environments as a scrum master, agile certified practitioner or agile value stream consultant.

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Certification Proliferation and Confusion

Leading Answers

Today I discovered 7 different credentials for PMO staff from the same provider. Don’t even get me started on Agile certifications which have splintered and multiplied faster than the brooms in Fantasia’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Within the PMI community, people know the CAPM® is a foundational credential and the PfMP® is more advanced. However, outside the PMI the situation is complex and rapidly evolving. Agile Project Management Certification PMI-ACP

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

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 3 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to the third and final session of MPUG’s Agile training series, covering best practices and the real world use of Agile with Microsoft Project and Project PPM. And this session is eligible for one PMI, PDU in the Technical category. What’s Agile?

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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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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

For the agile enthusiast, this scrum gathering takes place twice a year since 2013. There are presentations and interactive sessions led by experts that explore current implementation best practices and creative applications of agile and the scrum framework. Agile & Beyond .

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Future Trends in Project Management: The Debate

Girl's Guide to PM

That’s echoed in the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2021 report. Agile will stay and Kanban will stay, but lots of organisations are choosing hybrid structures. Elizabeth: There is a role for someone who can operate the software, perhaps that’s a role that would sit within the PMO.

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Project Quality Management: All You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

Project, program, or portfolio management standards imposed by your PMO (Project, Program, or Portfolio Management Office). of the PMBoK (PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge) 6th edition. If your project is subject to a PMO or part of a wider program or portfolio, you may have certain quality design decisions set from the outset. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Agile.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Stockholm, Sweden 11-12 March 2019. 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. PMI EMEA Global Congress: Dublin, Ireland, 13-15 May 2019. The focus will be taking Agile to the next level in your organization. PMO Conference UK: London, UK, 13 June 2019.

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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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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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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

But what if you don’t use PMI methods? Whether you subscribe to the PMI way of thinking or use another approach based on your background, skills, experience, certification or the expectations of management, I’m pretty sure that you’ll have to create project documents.

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Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Online PM Courses

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project management Body of Knowledge (the PMBoK) has Project Cost Management as one of its ten Knowledge Areas (or KAs). Anything else… You’ll also want to add in whatever else your Project Management Office(PMO), your Project Board, or your Project Sponsor asks you to include. The PMI’s PMBOK is weak on governance throughout. But what if you need to use an Adaptive (Agile) methodology?

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.

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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?” This Beyond Agile Model is a framework I have been working on this year and the subject of my next book.

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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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