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. 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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Today’s session is eligible for 1 PMI PDU in the technical category. I hope today, as we talk about Agile Project Management, Microsoft Teams and Planner, everybody would be gaining a lot out of it.

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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 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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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

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 . The speakers and panels are still being confirmed at this time, but in the past this conference has tapped every aspect of agile. The PMO 2020 Conference. PMI EMEA Congress.

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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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. 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. But how do you do that?

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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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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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Lindsay Scott is the director of Manchester, UK-based PMO Learning Limited which is dedicated to helping PMO professionals get the most out of their careers with training and organizational development opportunities. Mike Cohn is a well-recognized author and expert on agile and Scrum project management topics, and the owner of a large and engaged Twitter account with over 42,000 followers. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

PMI – Still niche after all these years: Whilst our data and that of others tell us that the PMI (Project Management Institute) is the biggest project management organisation in the world, they are not doing the business here in the UK. Agile – Is it really that Hot: Agile certifications (highlighted in green in the table) are still surprisingly low considering the noise that surrounds the Agile space. For more PMO related certificates see here.

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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.

#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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