Writing a Great PMO CV

Arras People

We started off down a path to finding a great PMO role, so far we’ve looked at what it is you’re actually selling in the employment market and then we’ve started with the background prep we need to do before starting to write a CV. Writing a Great PMO CV.

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Getting Started With Your PMO CV

Arras People

When you’re looking for a new role in PMO, we never start with the thinking that we’re looking for an average job, something that will do. It’s about putting our best selves forward so we can find and secure a great PMO job. PMO PMO CV PMO Learning PMO job

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Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job. In this article we start by taking a look at the most important component when it comes to finding a new PMO job. So for example, the PMO context. PMO Skills. PMO Experience.

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PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

MPUG

A few years ago, I was hired as a Project Management Office (PMO) consultant for a software products company. My assignment was to setup their PMO, implement best practices, and oversee projects for twelve months before handing over the setup to the client.

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5 Ingredients for PMO Success

Brad Egeland

Often times at the heart of a successful project management practice is a project management office, or PMO, that has been structured to create a path of success for company projects and the project managers who lead them. From my experience, there are five key ingredients to a successful PMO.

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5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO. Four years on and a few things have changed in the PMO field. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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How To Secure Your PMO Profitability?

Project-Management.pm

It’s safe to say that Project Management Office ( PMO ) has numerous advantages and the results it impacts to the organization have been effective and helpful. Every existing organization around the globe are swearing by PMO. Over the years PMO profitability seems non-existent. Such occurrence causes the PMO to fall into a disorganized chaos that disrupts the flow of the project. PMO Profitability Problem #1: The PMO is a progeny of a defective executive structure.

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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?

LiquidPlanner

Project managers wonder where the PMO fits in their career as many project managers are rewarded with more projects and higher complexity and scope—not detours into process, methodology, and compliance. Is joining a PMO a good career move? Will I be stuck if I go into the PMO?

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How to Achieve Results Through Implementing PMO?

Project-Management.pm

Implementing PMO is the key to combat such issue. With this, PMO will take over various components of the agency such as strategy , quality of the products, and enhancement of resource management. PMO is crucial and a key instrument in for the success of any existing agency. Implementing PMO will boost all the agency’s structures and that includes the results that they will deliver. Implementing PMO Step#1: Evaluation . Implementing PMO Step#2: Planning.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). Portfolio Process Management.

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Three Key Takeaways from PMO Symposium 2019

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2019 was held earlier this month in Denver, CO. This intense four-day event was packed with insights on building an adaptive, future-ready PMO. With the PMO currently under attack, the way a company must operate in the digital marketplace is by being more agile and open to consistent change. In doing so, your PMO can become the company’s ally in transforming itself into an adaptive, fast, flexible and competitive industry leader.

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How to Establish a PMO In Five Ways?

Project-Management.pm

New project mean managing more people, tools, resources, and implementing more successful processes. It’s sometimes hard for organizations to keep up with these, hence the need for establishing a PMO , a standard structure to help projects have a constant process and operation to help them achieve their objectives or the stakeholders ’ requests. Why is there a need for establishing a PMO ? Establish a PMO : The 5 Steps to Adopt. Project Management Office PMO

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Encountering PMO Failures and How to Combat Them

Project-Management.pm

Large organizations have their own Project Management Office ( PMO ) that covers this area; organizing the best practices and methodologies of doing tasks and achieving them. These PMO practices and processes are sold to CIO for executive support in order to ensure that such practices are amended. This cause project teams to feel negatively towards PMO teams ; no one is that keen t be told what to by someone who is under-qualified to cover the project.

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I recall wanting to write on my internal project status report to the IBM PMO that “the business is revolting”. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government.

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. Senior PMO staff.

The PMO Series (4): Implementing a Project Management Office

Inloox

The implementation of a PMO is just like any other project. Before you start the project, you should analyze your organization’s current situation and based on these insights create a concept for your PMO. Create a concept The next step is to create a realistic concept for the PMO.

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO

Keyedin

Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a PMO. You can find out more about the benefits and uses of PPM and the PMO in our recent whitepaper and webinar

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments.

5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO

Keyedin

Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a PMO. Ever wondered what it takes to build a great project organization?

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Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

I finally completed reading Nassim Taleb ‘s book Skin in the Game which I had written about in a recent article. For example, in some companies, project management standards are set by a centralized department such as a PMO.

The PMO Series (3): The Different Project Management Office Types

Inloox

A PMO has various functions and purposes: It’s responsible for establishing and maintaining standardized processes, methods and policies in the organization and to make sure that projects align with the organizational business strategy.

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The PMO Series (5): The PMO as the Driving Force of Agile Transformation

Inloox

The last part of our PMO blog series will try and answer this question. Implementing ‘new’ agile methods such as Scrum or Kanban will have a significant impact on the PMO, as it’s the project management center of the organization. So it is important that the PMO reacts to these new developments in project management as soon as possible. As the project management center the PMO should adapt their operation and processes to the way the project teams are working.

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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing. The PMO Lifecycle.

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I recall wanting to write on my internal project status report to the IBM PMO that “the business is revolting”. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first.

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

My PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down course is going strong and I will be launching updates in 2019 that will really help PMO Managers be successful. You can get to the online course here: The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down.

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3 Arguments for a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

Run communication through a central individual, have a consistent face to show the customer and a consistent process for delivery to that client. ​ That said, not every organization with a strong project focus needs or has a project management office (PMO). Read the full article

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7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. So we spend a fair amount of time working out solutions to problems, process re-engineering and all that. Software This article contains affiliate links

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm. He has 20+ years as a project manager and PMO leader.

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10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Girl's Guide to PM

And it has huge implications for people managing projects that store, capture or process personal data. In this article I’ll look at 10 questions managers should ask themselves before starting a new project. The DPIA looks at: The scope, context and purpose of the processing required.

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The Role of Programme Support Officer in a Project

Arras People

It turned out they did mean that and you can find out about that here in an article What Does a Project Support Officer Do? The Different Types of PMO. Same goes for the Project PMO – one will support all the projects. Want to know more about PMO roles we recruit?

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Why setup virtual PMOs and when should PM templates be standardized?

Kiron Bondale

Dear reader, don’t be alarmed – this IS your regularly scheduled article! Why oh why would someone set up a virtual PMO? In one of my past articles , I had written about the challenges of establishing and running virtual PMOs. I’m not referring to a PMO which is staffed by geographically distributed team members but rather one which has not been established as a staffed organizational entity.

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Is the PMO Serving the Organization?

Brad Egeland

Whether you have a formal project management process in place or not in an organization, but projects are still happening all around. What better way to handle these periodic engagements than to see to it that they are managed consistently, effectively, efficiently and solely by one office…one group of individuals who comprise the project management office or PMO? Read the full article

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Do You Know the Added PMO Value with Integrated Security Management??

Brad Egeland

​PMOs will develop, own & maintain processes for governance, risk management and compliance for an integrated security management programme. Read the full article

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditionally, in an effort to maintain alignment and consistency across the portfolio, organizations have dedicated a centralized Program Management Office (PMO) to planning, program management, and solution definition. Didn’t we just say that a centralized PMO undermined LPM?

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Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects

MPUG

Most projects have a risk matrix that was drafted up early the planning process (and then filed away somewhere for safekeeping), but research shows that risk rankings formulated by managers are often arbitrary and produce errors.1 Articles project management successful projects

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

” Tad: The central proposition of this talk is despite the best intentions even at board level, many organizations are failing to exploit transformation opportunities because project delivery, where we all know, live, and love, and the infrastructure that support it and the processes are simply not fit for this purpose. Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Some of you work in an IT PMO. Articles

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

Online PM Courses

For me this is about having a repeatable process and strong governance that covers every step of the chain from understanding what drives value in your organization, to identifying the initiatives that will increase value, to successfully implementing those initiatives.

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Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration

MPUG

This is something that we even want to go a little bit left of initiation and then as we go through, and plan and execute, provide change, control processes and close out a project that, that can continue as well. Articles