How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

The event’s title of “ How to ‘Brexit-Proof’ your Project Strategy before December 14th 2018 ” provided a clear picture of the key strategies you should employ in order to best prepare for Brexit. The speaker line-up included Rohit Talwar who was a keynote Futurologist speaker at the Association of Project Management Conference 2018 as well as Stuart Easton, CEO of Transparent Choice.

Blue Ocean Leadership: The Secret to Blue Ocean Strategy Execution

The Strategic Project Manager

The Blue Ocean Strategy framework is unique in that it incorporates execution into the strategy. By contrast, most strategy frameworks are just that – strategy, and strategy alone. Reduce – monitoring and controlling middle management activities.

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Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Walter Stinnett’s Project Managers are Change Managers webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Project Managers are Change Managers. You start projects to change things.

10 Steps to Successful Process Governance

MavenLink

Process governance is how a company consolidates and standardizes their management, tasks, and services to ensure that each project is executed properly and in accordance with what is expected by both managers and clients. Project Management performance management

What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

After some tapping on their laptop, they proudly showed me their new corporate webpages, proclaiming their ‘strategy’, ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. [1] All we need to do now is execute that strategy! Strategy is not hard to understand: Where is our chosen market?

10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business

nTask

A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Governance (#Governance). Strategy (#Strategy). Earned Value Management (#EVM). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM).

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Design Thinking for Project Managers

Tony Adams

Using design thinking to change up your project planning. Along the way, designers have taken great steps forward to change the design of objects that have allowed our society to leap forward. As project managers, we should ask ourselves a critical question.

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Focus on Delivering Value – PMBOK 3.4

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Years ago I managed a project to deliver an internal application to assist with shipping of products. We delivered scope, but did not deliver value with our outcomes (the project was later deemed a failure, but with it came the valuable lesson of organizational change management (OCM)).

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

This means a move away from the predominate way of organizing, managing, and funding work. However, for large, complex organizations with legacy technology architecture, Transformation must be carefully orchestrated to ensure that the work and investment made in making the change creates business value and actually leads to Agility. Transformation Strategy. Agile Transformation Strategy. How much do you value predictable delivery vs the ability to adapt to change.

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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. Vendor Management and Outsourcing is Growing. Programme Management is Maturing within Federal Government.

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. Here are some tips for selling Agile project management methodology to stakeholders: 1. Align Agile project management with your organization’s strategy. We don’t need to make any changes !,”

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What is the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

Moira Alexander

PMI's Pulse of the Profession report shows "only 64 percent of government strategic initiatives ever meet their goals and business intent -- and that government entities waste $101 million for every $1 billion spent on project and programs.". To address this widespread and costly problem, on December 14, 2016, President Barack Obama signed bill S.1550 -- the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA) into law.

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What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

“I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M. Worsley in Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects. “I Develop strategies. Get Stakeholder-led Project Management on Amazon.

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The 12 Principles of Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

PMBOK 7 is the short name given to The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition , which are bundled together. The 12 Principles of Project Management. Read next: Managing in a VUCA world.

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What can I do with a degree in project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you wondering whether it’s worth getting a degree in project management? What can you do with a degree in project management? The simple answer is: you can get a job as a project manager. However, becoming a project manager isn’t the only thing you can do.

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Project Management Process: The Basics

Clarizen

While it is a safe bet that Mr. Deming was not specifically or exclusively referring to the overall project management process, his wise advice – or if you wish, his stark warning – certainly applies. Project Management Process Groups. Project Management Process Flow.

Get the ‘Right’ Project Controls & Enterprise Programme Management You Want

Arras People

Project management consultancy Dada Enterprises has released a copy of the webinar it presented on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for an organisation. Although the benefits of an effective Cost Management system are well known too often most companies rely on a hotchpotch of legacy systems with manual re-entry of data in different systems with excel being relied upon to cut-and-paste integrated reports together. Programme Management (PgM3).

Brief comparison between MSP 5th edition and MSP 2011 edition

Henny Portman

After nine years there is a new edition of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) guide. It’s a best practice so I assume the changes will be incremental and not a revolution. Themes are essential aspects of governance required to ensure that the programme is aligned with the principles. Programme management requires a focus on learning, design, and redesign of the progression towards the desired future state. No major changes to the structure and roles.

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What is a Program Manager?

Girl's Guide to PM

First we should start with a definition of program management. Each of these are projects with a project manager, but together they deliver a transformative change for the business. What is Program Management? Read next: Project Management versus Program Management.

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My designation is not Project Manager – AM I eligible for PMP® Certification?

iZenBridge

He told me that he handles technical end to end project management. He is not involved in managing and developing resources. Actually his main concern was – Am I eligible for PMP® certification as my designation is not Project Manager? Plan and manage product quality.

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The Agile Transformation Coach: Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities

Leading Agile

The TL and EL are the ones who typically work closely with executives and delivery leadership to create, execute, and drive the Transformation strategy within the organization. As such, they have the ability to challenge their partners to produce clarity around the Transformation strategy.

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Excel in Project Execution With These 5 Surefire Tips

ProProfs Project Management

Ineffective corporate governance. Be Serious About Change Management. Deploy a Reliable Project Management Application. Project management has four phases that include Initiation, Planning, Execution, and Closure. Such as: Time Management. Cost Management.

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

Once they were project control offices (PCOs), then they were called project support offices (PSOs), then portfolio and project support offices PPSOs) , and now – mostly project management offices (PMOs). There is also a flurry of others: value management offices (VMOs), and result management offices (RMOs) and even a few change management offices (CMOs). Project management is seen as a strategic competence.

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Why Investing in Dojos Won’t Transform Your Organization

Leading Agile

This title probably attracted two types of people – people who are wondering what the role of the ancient practice of martial arts has in organizational change management. Consequently, this model of Dojos provides hope but does not create long-lasting change.

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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. The Technical Project Management Conference .

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Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector

Planview

Santander’s vision was to create an ecosystem that enables enterprise agility by connecting business with IT and strategy into delivery – with a single line of sight into key initiatives at every stage of the journey. Joaquim’s response: Work is linked to strategies (initiatives).

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Program Manager Job Description – Plus! Cut & Paste Example

ProjectManager.com

If you’re looking for a program manager, then that means you’re looking for someone to manage a project portfolio. A program manager is just that, a person who is responsible for managing several projects at once, and they might even have to manage many programs. As you can see, this is a unique job, one that shares many responsibilities with the project manager job description , but also differs in substantial ways. Program Manager.

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The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute for Learning

In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam. In this post, I will provide important information about the new PMP ® Exam and answer the following questions: When is the PMP Exam changing? Why is the PMP Exam changing? What is changing in the new PMP Exam? When is the PMP Exam changing? Now that we know when it’s changing, let’s see why.

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Enable Lasting Technical Change by Building Empathy & Trust

Leading Agile

It is my goal that this email can assist you at a high level of discovering and visualizing the changes that need to be made and providing a high-level approach to technical remediation with your teams. Realize, that the team must make the change, not you.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

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. 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). Portfolio Governance and Oversight. Portfolio Process Management.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew

Agilemania

Large organizations face challenges to respond to change with speed and relative ease. Be it monitoring and control, collaboration, stakeholders onboarding, change management, and governance methods, the problems only keep increasing. Agile Coach, Consultant, Change Agent.

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Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

“I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M. Worsley in Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects. “I She goes on: Stakeholder management is not a series of steps to be gone through, but a perspective that when fathomed and its implications understood, always makes a difference to the conduct of the project. Develop strategies.

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PMO Success: Changing your employees’ mindset to change the company culture

Planview

How w e ll your Proj e ct Manag e m e nt Offic e (PMO) or E nt e rpris e PMO (E PMO ) functions is conting e nt on two things: th e minds e t of e ach of your e mploy e e s and e stablishing a strat e gic top-down proj e ct portfolio cultur e.     Changing mindsets.

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Benefits Realisation Plan: What is it and why do you need one?

Techno-PM

While some organizations have awakened to the need of building a business case and identifying benefits from the offset of any change initiative, many are still pouring money down the drain because they are missing a key capability in the benefits management process: benefits realization.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

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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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

The Growth Machine is a separate system (like an innovation lab, or independent business unit) that co-exists with the mothership and is managed by members of the executive board in the form of a venture board. A separate chapter is dedicated to innovation management.

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

These include realizing Agile-at-scale, embracing the changing world of work, and creating an innovation culture. Challenges Connecting Strategy and Delivery: “How do we ensure we are investing in the right things?”. How can you be so specific to SAFe and still manage a project?”

5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

The path toward agility necessitates a thoughtful strategy and patience. This must change. Agile development also advocates self-governing, dedicated teams over individuals assigned to a project for faster, more customer-centric delivery. Funding and portfolio management approaches must also change to become adaptive. Part 2: Agile Transformation Requires Just Enough Governance. Traditional portfolio management was based on top-down controls.

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How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards

Planview

This is especially crucial today as organizations are making rapid changes in strategies, priorities, and budgets. With this information, the program or portfolio manager can verify that all work is connected to the strategic plan. Savvy PMOs Guide to Demand Management eBook.

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