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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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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. Logical Model PRINCE2 courses. The PMO Lifecycle.


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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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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

Of note we can see the following: The Project Manager cohort is dominated by PRINCE2 with 62% having attained the Practitioner level and a further 9% having just the Foundation level. Scrum is the only Agile based certification making an appearance in the top 10. Of note we can see the following: The Programme Manager cohort is also dominated by PRINCE2 with 75% having attained the Practitioner level and just 3% having only the Foundation level.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

PRINCE2 – Top of the Pile: Love it or otherwise, the PRINCE2 certification still retains its position as the most common amongst UK based project management practitioners; with roughly two-thirds of the pool saying they have the Practitioner level of achievement. MSP – A Broader Perspective: After the PRINCE2 certifications we have Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) which 29% of the respondents identified as being part of their learning.

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What Is a PMO? (Infographic)


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?

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Certification Proliferation and Confusion

Leading Answers

20 years ago things were much simpler, in North America, the PMP was the dominant credential, in the UK and ex British Empire countries it was PRINCE2. 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. However, outside the PMI the situation is complex and rapidly evolving.

Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

Arras People

AXELOS – Uses the Best Management Practise toolkit qualifications and are the home of the famous PRINCE2. 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. The qualifications you should be looking at for this level are: APM – Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the PRINCE2 Foundation.

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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?

#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: We make Agile teams become amazing, check out our free online masterclass: 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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Keep your mind Project Management sharp with these resources

Project Management Five

I know many of my readers are professional PMs working within larger PMO structures. Additionally, you should also work on continuing your education; advanced degrees, next level certifications (working on my PMI-ACP now), or simple refresher courses are all on life's menu.

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The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Allocating financial resources to the proper projects is often a painful selection process for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), General Manager, PMO Director or whoever makes those decisions in your organization. The hybrid PPM approach A new hybrid approach to project management allows you to combine the best of Scaled Agile with all major features of common PM standards including PMI, IPMA and PRINCE2. What exactly is hybrid PPM?

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Keep your mind Project Management sharp with these resources

Project Management Five

I know many of my readers are professional PMs working within larger PMO structures. Additionally, you should also work on continuing your education; advanced degrees, next level certifications (working on my PMI-ACP now), or simple refresher courses are all on life’s menu.

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99 Reasons to Love (and Join) MPUG Now!


Many, many opportunities to earn PMI® PDUs. Over 550 hours of on-demand training eligible for PMI® PDU credit. You can earn PMI® PDUs for attending web events. The ability to earn PMI® PDUs for watching on demand recorded training. Get Agile tips and training with MPUG.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Project management methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, PRINCE2, PRiSM, Six Sigma, Critical Path, and many more. Perhaps one of the most commonly known project management certifications, the Project Management Professional certification, provided by the Project Management Institute (PMI), sets the standards for project management. For Europe, you might want to look for a PRINCE2 certification. The PRINCE2 Certification. PRINCE2 Practitioner. Agile.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Agile: A project management methodology that focuses on delivering work in an iterative fashion. The agile approach is usually used in software projects where the scope is not always known and adaptability is prioritized. Project management terminology can be complicated.

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Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch


And yet, we had some significant shifts this year, most notably PMI releasing the sixth edition of “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” ( PMBOK® Guide ), alongside the Agile Practice Guide. Blending Agile and Waterfall. As I mentioned, the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition includes information on how to make project management tools and techniques work in an Agile environment. The much-quoted PMI Talent Gap report states that 15.7

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10 LinkedIn Groups every Entrepreneur & Project Manager should join


Another large group accommodating 370,842 members, where you can discuss anything related to project management including PMP certification, PMBOK PDU, Prince2, software development, CMMI, IEEE, ISO, Six Sigma, Agile, Scrum, ITIL & PMO. PMI Project, Program & Portfolio Management: An Official group of Project Management Institute, this vibrant group boasts over 233,836 members. Starting a business is not everybody’s cup of tea.

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What is a Project Management Certification? And Why Do I Need It?

The IIL Blog

By Anselm Begley, PMP, PRINCE2, CBAP, CSM, APMG Managing Benefits. To achieve certification, candidates need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam developed by a governing body or professional association, such as the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, and the exam content corresponds to a global standard – such as PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). PRINCE2® – developed by AXELOS in the UK.

Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

ONEPOINT is a hybrid PPM tool – offering the best of agile and traditional PM in one solution. Plus, according to their product roadmap that I've discussed with them, they will be strengthening this even more in their upcoming 2nd gen agile planning and controlling component in their next major release 19 due later in 2019. 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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20 Online Training Resources for Project Managers


Accreditation: PMI Registered Education Partner; PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organization. . Accreditation: PMI Registered Education Provider and Registered Consultant Program participant. Sign up for virtual learning or self-paced courses on Agile, Project Portfolio Management, preventing project failure, and managing high-risk projects. Accreditation: PMI Registered Education Provider. Accreditation: PMI Registered Education Provider.

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How to Create a Proven Project Management Framework


The rules and guidelines are set by an external authority such as PMI or GPM (for PRiSM). During execution, however, they switch to the Agile methodology. In PMBOK, for example, the project initiation stage involves developing a business case, undertaking a feasibility study, and setting up a PMO. Other methodologies you can consider include PRINCE2, Agile, Scrum, Critical Path Method (CPM) and Integrated Project Management (IPM).

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


Agile Project Management. 3% use PRINCE2. [4]. 19% say Agile techniques. Agile Project Management. 38% of organizations report using agile frequently. [6]. 75% of highly agile organizations met their goals/business intent, 65% finished on time, and 67% finished within budget. Compared to organizations with low agility, where only 56% met their business goals, 40% finished on time, and 45% finished within budget. [6].

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PM Experts on Why Projects Fail – Epicflow Research Part 1

Epicflow Blog

In this article, we share some of the main reasons for failure according to project leaders at IBM, Microsoft, GE Oil & Gas, Bühler Group, ExxonMobil, PMI, and other organizations. Nicholas Harrison , a Staff Agile Transformer at GE Oil & Gas, highlights that the issue is poor requirements: “You can have the best engineers in the world, but if you don’t have a clear idea of what you’re building, it’s already over.”. Why do so many projects still fail?

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