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The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO. For those of you who have worked in this field I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the scenarios that can lead to the demise of a PMO. What is a PMO anyway?

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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. PMO Services and Capabilities.

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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., The risk to not doing so is to, at the very least, slow the return on investment of the new PMO down.

How To Secure Your PMO Profitability?

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. When PMO starts to stray, it will lose its function and purpose.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics


In a recent webinar on the Disturbing Reality of Today’s PMOs we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. 50% of project management offices close within 3 years (Association for Project Mgmt). Portfolio Process Management.

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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?


In your project management career, you’ll have multiple opportunities to perform different project management roles ranging from a project analyst to a program manager. A typical project manager career path takes this progression: Project Coordinator. Project Manager.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics


In a recent webinar we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. 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. 50% of project management offices close within 3 years (Association for Project Mgmt). Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014).

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3 Ways Your PMO Can Drive Business Transformation


We recently worked with two experts, Christopher Eskilson from Project Management Update and Peter Taylor, author of the book, The Lazy Project Manager who agree that many PMOs are working too hard for too little results. In our most recent webinar, Realign Your Vision—3 Ways the PMO Can Drive a Successful Business Transformation , Peter goes into detail. There’s nowhere else besides the PMO that large scale collaboration can take place on that level.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary


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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Emergent Change – Making Sense of a Messy Environment

Tony Adams

Delivering business change outcomes is tough work. The Emergent Change approach can help us to make sense of us make sense of a fluid, messy, unpredictable change environment. In my project management community, it’s always comforting to talk to others about things we have in common. The idea that projects deliver change is a universal maxim. How is Change Delivered? Is change delivered by projects? BUT is change delivered by any other means?

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

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. The Technical Project Management Conference . PMO Symposium.

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

Online PM Courses

The PMI’s Annual Project Management Survey: The Pulse of the Profession. Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016. In many ways, the Pulse of the Profession is the most important project management survey available. Government regulation and reform.

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Selecting a Project Management Tool IS a Project

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Recently, I have seen a more online posts asking questions about what project management tool(s) a company should buy: What tool does everyone recommend? My company would like a project management tool? I’d like your opinion on a project management tool that is cloud-based and easy to use. First, let me stress that researching, finding and implementing a project management software tool IS A PROJECT! Selecting a project management tool is a project.

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How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards


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.

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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? Maybe by some magical process of osmosis? How do they respond when budgets are changed? Executives must understand that project management is the key.

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. Vendor Management and Outsourcing is Growing.

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?

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Project Manager vs. Program Manager: A Side-by-Side Comparison


Project Manager. Program Manager. It’s easy to get confused because in some organizations program managers do work that looks a lot like what program managers do. Assign a project manager. Identify the program management structure. Assign a program manager.

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5 Takeaways: Strategic PPM Management for Products, not Projects


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. In a product role myself, I have a lot of experience with Agile processes and working with agile teams.

7 Actions to Take When Joining a Project Underway


In this dream, which I know I’ve had on more than one occasion, you get to select your team, develop the processes and procedures that will be used by the team, and shape the development of the Project Management Office. Evaluate the governance framework. Lead the change.

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

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Although 93% of organisations report that they use standardised project management practices , only 23% say that these practices are used throughout the organisation. When standardised project management practices aren’t used, it should come as no surprise that projects are failing.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Browse this collection of project management statistics collected from studies and reports from the past five years. Benefits of Project Management. —1A. Agile Project Management.

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


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Prosperi’s Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration showcase session being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. A lot of what you see here is we’ve got change going on everywhere.

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. The landscape in project management is continuously changing for the better!