The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

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 The Best Blogs on Project Management from Around the Web. We’re not the only blog that writes about project management. Project Management The Project Manager Blog

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. How do People Consume Project Management Blogs? IT Project Management Blogs.

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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. Is the PMO model the right one?

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. PMO Services and Capabilities.

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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The PMO: Gap Closer. It’s the PMO. In a small organisation, it’s a central PMO that carries out key services in portfolio, programme and project support. The only entity that exists today that can support that is the PMO. Perhaps it’s not called a PMO – it can be called anything. Where the PMO Closes the Gap. The PMO can: Assist in setting up the portfolio management processes and tools.

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How to Engage Stakeholders Through An Internal Blog

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at a different form of engagement–the use of an internal blog. One communication tool that I’ve used for enterprise programs such as implementing a Project Management Office (PMO) or an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program is an internal blog. Blogs are a form of pull communication used for large volumes of information or for large audiences such as an organization. Subscribers access the blog content at their own discretion.

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Cure Your Zombie PMO


Breaking news update: as I previously reported in the blog, “ Symptoms of the Zombie PMO ,” zombification is still proliferating in businesses throughout the world. In this updated report, I will expound upon the cures discussed by experts in the on-demand webinar, “ Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Zombie PMO.”. It is now more imperative than ever to be able to self-diagnose your PMO. Turn your PMO into an enlightened liaison. PMO Webcast

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How to Engage Stakeholders Through An Internal Blog

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at a different form of engagement–the use of an internal blog. One communication tool that I’ve used for enterprise programs such as implementing a Project Management Office (PMO) or an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program is an internal blog. Blogs are a form of pull communication used for large volumes of information or for large audiences such as an organization. Subscribers access the blog content at their own discretion.

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Top Ten PMO Themes 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Last week it was the fifth PMO Conference in London. With over 400 PMO practitioners from around the globe and over 20 sessions to choose from, there’s a lot to learn about where PMO is heading right now. Strategy Execution were there catching up with PMO practitioners and discussing the latest challenges PMOs are facing today. Staying with the reporting theme, data analytics will be a game changer for the PMO in the coming years. Agile for the PMO.

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How the Savvy PMO Does Demand Management


Have no fear, the Savvy PMO is here! This blog series is for you whether you are inundated with work requests, need a more streamlined process, require better scoring and prioritization, or have other challenges with demand management.

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Resource Planning the Savvy PMO Way


This blog series is part of our quest to help you enhance your resource planning, no matter where you are on the resource management and planning capacity curve. In this blog, we summarize the last three resource planning steps.

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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. There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO


Regardless of whether you’re still learning how to prioritize projects or you’re a seasoned veteran, you can walk away from this blog knowing how to become a Savvy PMO. It may require a little experimenting to find the right method to match the needs of your PMO and organization.

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How Do You Conduct Resource Planning as a Savvy PMO?


Today’s enterprises are increasingly looking to the PMO to boost the bottom line. The Savvy PMO consistently assigns its people to the highest value work and rebalances roles, people, and team assignments to ensure strategic alignment. It’s people first for the Savvy PMO.

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Surviving the Zombie PMO Apocalypse


The PMO is under fire … but why? Perhaps the business is evolving and the focus of the PMO has shifted. Can the PMO handle it, or is it dangerously slow in responding to change and delivering business value? The Zombie PMO pandemic is upon us. Zombie-PMO Symptoms.

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5 Characteristics of A Successful PMO Leader


Maybe you’re part of a newly-minted project management office (PMO). Or perhaps you’re a tenured PMO leader and looking to refine your skills. This is a collection of tips to help you advance your skills, mitigate risk, and address challenges head-on to advance your newly created PMO.

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Symptoms of the Zombie PMO


There is an outbreak infecting businesses across the world, creating a condition termed the “Zombie PMO.” Experts Jason Morio, director of product management, Planview – PPM Pro and Projectplace and AJ Shavell, solutions consultant, have banded together to discuss the symptoms of a zombie PMO and present several cures. Essentially a “zombie PMO” is one that focuses on easy tasks, adheres to siloed systems, and has a rigid approach to consistency—you may say they’re stuck in a rut.

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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?


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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What Is a PMO? PMO Meaning and Examples


In the last decade, more and more corporations have developed a project management office (PMO) to benefit their business. To get started, you’ll want to learn more about PMO examples, how to set one up, and how to train your employees. What Is a PMO? The PMO definition essentially means an internal or external group at a company. The PMO meaning also involves tracking the directions and project status for each group. PMO Examples. What is a PMO?

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How One Global PMO Team Member Solved the Spreadsheet Challenge


As a global PMO team member for the world’s leading aviation trade organization, his work days are often extremely stressful. Having finally had enough of the spreadsheet chaos within his PMO and the larger organization, Giorgos decided to make a change. Lean and Agile PMO

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


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. If it is the first PMO implementation in the organization, it’s particularly important that the PMO is aligned with the organization’s requirements and frameworks. Create a concept The next step is to create a realistic concept for the PMO.

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Five Fixes for a Struggling PMO by Brad Egeland


A few years back I conducted a survey of my readers – mainly project managers and PMO directors and CIOs, etc… and I asked them some questions about their organization’s project management infrastructure. One question – and the troubling responses to it – focused on whether or not the respondents felt that their project management office (PMO) was effective. When the PMO is sinking, try replacing the PMO Director. Improve PMO usability.

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A Real-World Success Story: Hallmark Cards Saves 1,000 Man Hours a Year by Streamlining PMO Projects and Agile Execution


Translating caring and creativity into action is not lost on the Hallmark PMO, who is responsible for maximizing the company’s investments while reducing its risk. Equally inefficient were many of the PMO’s team meetings to discuss roadblocks and progress, turnarounds, and standard work.

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


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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What Does a Successful PMO Look Like? By Brad Egeland


I’ve been a part of many PMO’s – I’ve even helped with or led the building process for a couple of them. The long lasting PMO has executive buy-in. It is critical for the PMO to really be taken seriously in the organization. Companies with PMOs that aren’t supported by executive buy-in may lack funding and may also see key projects being led by special groups created outside of the PMO.

The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO


The past four blogs in our series are based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale and have centered around how the PMO can guide the enterprise towards greater agility. It requires the PMO to reinvent itself from a central command organization to one that enables and empowers with “just enough” governance and an eye on a more product-centric approach. It requires that the PMO start embracing agile. Lean and Agile PMO

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Symptoms of an Ineffective PMO by Brad Egeland.


Are your project managers growing, expanding their careers, gaining needed training and certifications and mentoring colleagues the way a successful project management office (PMO) should be operating? You can have the best project managers that money can buy, but if your PMO leadership is lacking or is basically non-existent then you will always struggle with PMO success and usually fail in the end.


The Squad Report

Setting up a Project Management Office (PMO) can appear to be daunting. Identify why a PMO is needed in your organization / department. If you want your PMO to be accepted by your organization, and get its permission to exist, you must focus on determining why your PMO is really needed. It’s not enough what you were told when you were hired or promoted for the top PMO role. In other words, you’re identifying your PMO’s stakeholders.

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Best of 2017: The Top 10 Most Popular Posts on the InLoox Blog This Year


We’ve also taken a closer look at the PMO’s role in project management in our PMO series as it plays an important part in an organization’s ability to deliver successful projects. We’ve compiled a list of your favorite posts on the InLoox blog this year: 1. PMOs take on various tasks and functions in an organization which we’re examining in this blog post. We’re going to introduce the three most important PMO types in part 3 of our blog series.

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


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. The 3 Fundamental PMO types As we’ve already established, there is no one-size-fits-all PMO, each organization will define the role and responsibilities of their PMO depending on their business strategy, culture and history.

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How Planview Can Enable Your PMO at Hyper-Speed [On-Demand Webinar]


Today’s PMO is not only under pressure to work at hyper-speed but also to satisfy customers who have higher expectations about their digital experience. To enable your PMO to keep up with the pace of digital transformation, it’s time to transition from tactical to strategic planning. Before I jump into just how you can smoothly achieve this transition, check out the blog, “ Your PMO at Hyper-speed ,” which covers the first webinar in this series. PMO Webcast

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Project Management Software to Boost Your PMO into Hyper-Speed [Webinar]


Stay tuned to the blog for the summaries of the next two series. The post Project Management Software to Boost Your PMO into Hyper-Speed [Webinar] appeared first on Planview Blog. Lean and Agile PMO Work Collaboration

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Fuel Decisions with Data by Making the PMO a Strategic Partner


But data shouldn’t be a burden, and the PMO has the opportunity to bring it to life. Three methods to fuel decisions with data and make the PMO a strategic partner. The post Fuel Decisions with Data by Making the PMO a Strategic Partner appeared first on Planview Blog.

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Portfolio and Resource Management Tips to Gift Your PMO This Holiday Season


Simply read what you can now, then bookmark this blog so you’ll have it saved for later. The best gift for your PMO: Portfolio and Resource Management tips. Your PMO @ Hyper-speed Workshops [Webinar]. As a PMO leader, you are in a prime position to drive strategic outcomes by planning and managing today’s complex, cross-organizational programs and projects that will drive value to the enterprise. The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale [Whitepaper].

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The PMO Series (1): Definition and Function of a Project Management Office


First off: The acronym “PMO” has many different meanings. In this blog series, however, we will use the acronym PMO to describe the project management office. Definition PMO The project management office is responsible for the overall project management controlling and for the maintenance of project management systems for the entire organization. Part of a PMO’s job is also to offer training to project team members (see 6.)

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Tracking and Reporting: What Should The PMO Be Measuring? w/ Derek Huether

Leading Agile

Derek Huether recently put up two blog entries that dig into come of the challenges that come with determining what to track and how to report on it. If your PMO is stuck the middle of some quasi-agile/waterfall environment and trying to figure out how to provide meaningful information to the folks upstairs, this podcast may be able to help. The post Tracking and Reporting: <br>What Should The PMO Be Measuring? <br>w/

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From Traditional to Non-Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

However, there were significant power struggles for which executive would maintain control of the PMO. There was a belief that “information is power” and whichever executive would control the PMO would become more powerful than his/her contemporaries. But some executive still felt threatened by the PMO concept and opted for the creation of “master” and “subordinate” PMOs. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL.

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Some thoughts on Setting up a PMO

Jez Lister

I first came across the Project Management Office or PMO concept twenty-five years ago whilst working as a project manager for a large systems integrator. Most of my colleagues – myself included were initially unclear about the purpose of the PMO and assumed that we were all to be relocated to new offices. Eventually we all realised that the PMO was there to formalise previous reporting and administrative arrangements. PMO Types. PMO as a Service Provider.

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Five Ways Capacity Planning Will Prove Your PMO’s Value


These are great questions and we know that every day, executive sponsors pressure the PMO leaders to “pull a rabbit out of their hats” when allocating resources. As a PMO leader, you know that skilful resource demand planning , without pushing your talent to their limits, is a better way to protect the bottom line. Protect your bottom line by spreading resources wisely from the top down, across the enterprise.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

The PMO 2020 Conference. Designed for the PMO practitioner, this project management conference focuses on portfolio, program and project offices. PMO Symposium. This PMI-produced annual event for PMO professionals has not announced its speakers yet.

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