Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Portfolio Management. Project & Portfolio Management. Professional Services Portfolio Management. Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Unable to keep the pace with rapid changes. The ROI of PMO.

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

ProjectManager.com

Project management is thriving. We’re just happy to help people manage their projects with our project management software , blog posts and videos that offer practical solutions to things like time management, using resources more effectively and managing teams. Best Blog Posts on Project Management from ProjectManager.com. The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers. A project needs a manager.

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New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

Is your PMO the hub of innovation in your organisation? Getting used to a new PMO function is a significant cultural change for any project community. An organisation that previously had no centralised project support could feel that a new PMO is a constraining influence, imposing formal processes, and stopping them responding promptly to ad hoc requests. Here, a PMO will take the time to set out the benefits resulting from anything new. Change management PMO

Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

As has been already discussed the reality out there in ‘PMO land’ is that there is not a plethora of wise and experienced PMO managers, directors, leaders, heads, etc., and so it is sensible for anyone who is engaged to help an organisation set up a new PMO or advise on improvements to an existing PMO to reach out for some help. The risk to not doing so is to, at the very least, slow the return on investment of the new PMO down.

PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In a new report from Strategy Execution, 86% of organisations which are delivering change through programmes and projects struggle to prioritise work streams and resources. There are further stats; 45% lack change management skills; 29% have poorly resourced initiatives; 27% lack project management skills. For organisations delivering any kind of change which is crucial for their business now and in the future, any figure above 1% is too much.

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The International PMO standard from AIPMO

Henny Portman

AIPMO is developing the first ‘leading’ international PMO standard based on a combination of research findings and expert knowledge. P3O or IPMA PMO certifications are not comparable to AIPMO’s core certifications in terms of approach, content and outcome. AIPMO’s core PMO certifications covers much more! To support the certifications and running or assessing a PMO there will be 7 core publications (still work in progress). PMO Services and Capabilities.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Change management is one of the most challenging components of a project’s success, but having acceptance for the changes a project brings will help realise the benefits of the project. Otherwise known as leading change from the middle , this approach is achieved when project, programme and portfolio managers are equipped with the skills to respond to the complexity of rolling out projects, while at the same time accounting for inevitable change.

Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

New year, new opportunities to advance your project management career. There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. Project management training is the glue that holds your career together. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019.

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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.” Project management offices have exploded in popularity over the last decade. But what exactly is a PMO, and what purpose does it serve in project management and business?

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Luckily for project management professionals, there are ample opportunities throughout the year to hunker down with colleagues, network and learn about new techniques and project management technologies in the industry. Each year we like to collect some of the best project management conferences, so that our readers can schedule one that’s convenient in their datebooks. The Technical Project Management Conference . Change Management 2020 Conference.

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Curiosity is the New Normal

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Maybe a bit complicated at times, but anyways manageable. It is not necessarily crazy, it’s just lots of factors are new and changing. CHANGE. Change means that the skills, tools, approaches, and mindset that tended to stay constant in the past, are no longer always the solution. First step would be to accept that you don’t know everything and that change can be uncertain. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

As we finalize our six-part blog series on how to become agile, let’s take a look back at the previous five blogs and provide you with a brief summary of their key points. Throughout this series, we’ve discussed the five ways to become agile, addressed the primary issues and roadblocks, as well as the critical steps required to transform the PMO, all based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale. This must change.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Project management is no different. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. As an organization, it offers training and certification in project management, and it reports regularly on industry trends. The Project Management Institute also sets the standard for ethics in the field. What are the roots that uphold this giant in project management?

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Begin to Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

If you’ll recall, we previously got you set up to translate your organization’s strategy into a top down vision with metrics in the blog, “ Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly.” As we start assembling your team, keep in mind this key point from the previous blog: “Strategy is how an organization represents themselves, differentiates themselves from the competition, and provides value to their customers. Now, let’s quickly review some of the main points of this blog.

From Surviving to Thriving: 3 Challenges PMOs Need to Conquer Now

Wrike

The day Lydia Agnese started her new role as PMO manager at Northstar Travel Group, she received some big news. As companies face escalating competition, and the pace of change continues to heat up, more companies are adopting new project management methods to meet market needs. However, big transitions are rarely easy and traditional PMOs will need to find new footholds in this changing environment. Trend #2: An Increased Pace of Change.

Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

So far in this blog series, we have defined strategy, covered the basis of strategic planning, and discussed who to include in your strategic planning team. A strategic plan allows you to feed the annual plan (rather than detailed projects feeding the annual plan–that will change). This turns your current time-consuming process into one that enable the organization to easily respond to change along the way.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria. Learn about digital transformation, engagement strategies for employees and management, and how to manage stakeholders in digital projects.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria . Learn about digital transformation, engagement strategies for employees and management, and how to manage stakeholders in digital projects.

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

Online PM Courses

#PMOT is the Twitter hashtag used by Project Managers on Twitter. If you want to follow project management conversations on Twitter… Or if you want to keep up with the latest articles, or products… #PMOT is a good tag to follow. It’s not the only tag project managers use. And we mustn’t forget that there are other widely used hashtags in the #PMOT community, like #Agile, #PMO, and #PMP. Project Management People. Enthusiastic PMO bod.

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How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards

Planview

Does your PMO generate portfolio dashboards for stakeholders and executives? Does it help your PMO be seen as a value driver? The Savvy PMO recognizes this and makes access to highly visual, useful data an imperative by providing comprehensive portfolio dashboards. This is especially crucial today as organizations are making rapid changes in strategies, priorities, and budgets. When resource requirements or budgets change, managers can easily re-plan the portfolio.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. I couldn’t fit it all in this blog post. You'll also have the option on the next screen to opt into my awesome newsletter - weekly project management tips. Agile project management is on the rise.

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare a Holiday Handover at work (with email templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

They can then use this as a reference while you are away and update it with anything that changes. If you have an automated approvals process or a project management workflow, such as the change management process, set up a delegate for your time away so that you don’t inadvertently stop changes or processes moving forward while you are away. Remind your manager and/or project sponsor. We’re approaching the summer holidays – yes, really! –

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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. I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2018 to make 2018 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. I couldn’t fit it all in this blog post. Agile project management is on the rise.

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Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In addition, we also worked with our partners at Duke Corporate Education to analyse the state of project management and the project-based economy. You can read the report Emerging Trends in Project Management and Project-Based Organisations here. Many of those questioned (83%) want to see as much focus on building the right adaptive leadership mindsets as there is on boosting technical project management skills. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing. It is changing so fast that it’s hard for practitioners to keep up with the latest offerings. Big change driven by digitalisation is prompting PPM leaders to rethink their approaches to IT PPM, including the tools they use to support them,” reports Gartner. The key elements and requirements which drive the configuration of an integrated Project Management Information System are: enterprise tools.

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Soar Higher in 2020 – Learn and Develop New Skills

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In particular, the constantly shifting world of work requires more adaptive leadership skills, so that projects can be successfully managed, even in the most unpredictable environments. After all, regardless of the industry you work in, you are going to have to contend with new technology, new ideas, new competitors, new cultural changes and even new legislation. This could mean that requirements change mid-project, or that new data emerges, which challenges key assumptions.

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The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. When we look back over the last decade we can clearly see how much has changed for people working in project management. and it may mean that a large proportion of the PMO may get swallowed up by the click of a button. Managing Changes in Change Management.

The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Business leaders and corporate executives need to find the optimal way to achieve growth while at the same time, manage the risks. Risk management training teaches that an official budget – the base case – should be considered in the context of three scenarios: worst case, best case and most likely. Companies with the fundamental strategic skills and rigor will have the strength to continue growing even when the economic environment is changing rapidly around them.

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What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Presumably, it will just happen now that senior management have expressed the strategic direction? Of course, it won’t: the figures depend on which report we’re reading, but as a good middle figure let’s pick McKinsey, who tell us that 70% of strategic change programs fail. [2]. How do they respond when budgets are changed? Executives must be communicating the strategy in practical terms, avoiding ‘management speak’. Academy of Management Executive 2005. [4]

Ask A PM: How to Convince My Team to Use Time Tracking

LiquidPlanner

The most difficult aspect is changing people’s perception and getting buy in to do the timesheets. In the past, managing and reporting time was never required, but our company has moved on in project management maturity and in the work we do. However, the good news is that it’s like any organizational change. Plan how you are going to introduce the change to working practice including a good ‘story’ about why the change is necessary.

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20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work. So what does go in the project management plan? Below you’ll find 20 things that make up a comprehensive project management plan. This shows how the different teams fit together, who is on the Project Board, how the PMO fits in, who is leading the different workstreams and so on. Risk Management Plan. Here’s where you set out how you are going to manage risk. Quality Management Plan.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart’s content with other project management aficionados? There’s a treasure trove of valuable information available online for anyone looking to sharpen their project management skills. . We’ve compiled a list of over 80 of the very best online resources for project managers, including online training sites, podcasts, ebooks, tools and templates, blogs, and more. .

Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

That’s where the bigger set of skills around change management and emotional intelligence that take a lifetime to learn come into play. Consultants add value by finding ways to get there, step by step, unpicking knots in process, dismantling barriers to change. Growth involves changing how people work and interact. Then you change industries and start from square one, learning about a new business domain. Agile Project Management Leadership

The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2018

Wrike

Conferences help you s tay up-to-speed on the latest industry developments, pick up tips from respected experts in the field, meet other project management professionals, and have some fun learning new tricks of the trade in a new city. . Lucky for you, we’ve collected a list of the best project management conferences for 2018. Change Management Conference. PMO Symposium. Good project managers recognize and develop talent in others. PMO Conference UK.

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Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The most effective leaders will be those that work to complement their traditional project management tools with an advanced skill set, centred on adaptive thinking. Vendor Management and Outsourcing is Growing. Most project-based workers today manage vendor relationships in some capacity. Having leaders with the right awareness and mindset to adapt to external changes is critical. Managing Changes in Change Management.

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Six Reasons Why Strategy Execution Goes Wrong And How To Recover

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In a study published in HBR , only 9% of managers reported that they could rely on other departments to deliver on promises. Project managers talk about collaboration all the time, and many teams do it very well. Supported by project management software and collaboration tools, it seems like businesses have finally grasped the importance of making it easy for people to work together, even if they are part of a globally-dispersed virtual team. Manage Change.

5 Takeaways: Strategic PPM Management for Products, not Projects

Keyedin

The Gartner PPM Summit is the annual event that brings together top project and portfolio management leaders from all over the world. Hearing from analysts with dozens of years of experience working with PPM leaders, learning from companies that are at the forefront of change, and being a part of the solution that drives that change was invigorating. That means enabling teams to manage risk better and respond promptly to the demands of strategic change.

20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work. So what does go in the project management plan? Below you’ll find 20 things that make up a comprehensive project management plan. This shows how the different teams fit together, who is on the Project Board, how the PMO fits in, who is leading the different workstreams and so on. Risk Management Plan. Here’s where you set out how you are going to manage risk. Quality Management Plan.

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How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

Effective Change Management. 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. Flexible Resource Management. When a team is small, its projects are normally small meaning that the resources required are much less and more manageable with simple tools. Demand management.

Is Your Strategic Project at Risk Due to Poor Implementation of Proven Project Management Practices?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The Project Management Institute also reports that in the projects that were deemed failures, the following causes were contributing factors: change in project objectives (37%), inaccurate requirements gathering (35%), inadequate vision or goal for project (29%), failure to identify opportunities and risks (29%), inaccurate cost estimates (28%), and poor change management (28%) amongst others. Project managers need to make risk management part of their weekly routine.

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