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Stepping Into Project Management

In collab with Toronto based Parwaaz Consulting Corporation , we are bringing you some great stuff meant for anyone interested in PMO or entrepreneurs working towards your scaling business goals. You might be thrilled to have the opportunity to head up a PMO in your company.

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Is Your PMO a Healthy PMO?

MavenLink

So here you are, leading a successful project management office (PMO) and all is well with the world. If the answer to any of these is “yes,” then now is the time to move onwards and upwards (according to your plans); perhaps extending to an enterprise level PMO and connecting with your clients’ PMOs, for example. As a starting point, why not just re-validate the current support for your PMO and also re-validate the business need? As is taking your PMO “pulse.”.

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PMO Leadership: How PMOs Can Evolve into Savvy PMOs

Planview

PMO leadership today is about more than being a purveyor of governance and delivering projects on time and on budget. The Savvy PMO fosters organizational agility, cultivates efficiencies, and drives growth strategies. The PMO leadership journey to becoming a Savvy PMO builds on a collaborative approach to adapt processes, support multiple work methodologies, and relook at their toolset. Start with this quick-start post to becoming a Savvy PMO.

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How the Savvy PMO Does Demand Management

Planview

Have no fear, the Savvy PMO is here! The Savvy PMO knows that employees are a great source of ideas, but they need an easy way to submit them. The Savvy PMO sets stages such as those depicted in the image below.

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Resource Planning the Savvy PMO Way

Planview

These focus on how the Savvy PMO uses data to not only manage day-to-day operations but also prepare for the future. This is where the Savvy PMO starts to create dashboards and reports to ensure continuous alignment of resources to strategic projects.

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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

DADA has provided a free Ebook detailing the events key points. Held at the prestigious IoD (Institute of Directors) the speakers looked at how Project Leaders could apply Agile PMO, risk management, project governance, procurement, and change management to the range of project controls and management challenges Brexit will pose. Project Management Books Project Management Project management Skills business strategy brexit ebook

Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO

Planview

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?

Planview

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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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

Planview

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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Are Spreadsheets Leaving Your PMO Spread Too Thin?

Keyedin

Keeping tabs on your portfolio within spreadsheets may be leaving your PMO at a disadvantage. Too many tools – Maybe your PMO is using spreadsheets to consolidate the various tools your team is using. This lack of integration results in more administrative time connecting the dots and often leaves gaps in reporting that doesn’t allow your PMO to see the full picture. Overcome the PMO spreadsheet dilemma.

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

Planview

We’ve compiled this list of our top portfolio and resource management (PRM) assets, which include everything from on-demand webinars, eBooks, and whitepapers, for better accessibility. The best gift for your PMO: Portfolio and Resource Management tips. Your PMO @ Hyper-speed Workshops [Webinar]. Hyper-speed Revisited: The Role of the PMO in the Agile Enterprise [Webinar]. The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale [Whitepaper]. It’s the holiday season!

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Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference

Planview

The PMO and stakeholders have visibility into flow, blockers, and dependencies; and teams can better coordinate work planning, execution, reporting, and alignment with value streams and strategy.

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Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life

Planview

In these next couple of installments, we’re going to look at the different types of planning as they relate to your desired outcomes referenced from the eBook “ Planning Deconstructed: 5 Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy with Dynamic and Continuous Planning.” Before jumping into a strategic plan, consider answering some of the questions from the eBook to make sure you’re on the right track. Lean and Agile PMO

Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way. PMO leaders are too dependent on what you are told. ARE YOU A REACTIVE/PASSIVE PMO?

How Savvy PMOs Keep Score to Improve Demand Management

Planview

Working with IT, the PMO started with demand management and has now reduced approved projects by 75 percent, created a visible pipeline of demand, reduced staff workload, and improved performance. That’s right: The Savvy PMO keeps score to ensure that all work contributes to strategic goals and that the system is running as smoothly and effectively as possible. Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO. How Do You Conduct Resource Planning as a Savvy PMO.

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Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way. PMO leaders are too dependent on what you are told. ARE YOU A REACTIVE/PASSIVE PMO?

PMO Virtual Summit+ Template Giveaway and Discounted All Access Pass

Stepping Into Project Management

If you are getting started for this week, so am I with some great news about the PMO Virtual Summit that I talked about last week. Did you get a chance to download the free ebook? It has everything you need to help you get started in setting up your own PMO office.

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

Planview

In part II of this series, Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life , we reviewed the first three planning types from the eBook, “Planning Deconstructed: 5 Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy with a Dynamic and Continuous Approach,” covering financial and budgeting project plans, strategic planning, and program planning. Lean and Agile PMO

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

Read the Planning Deconstructed eBook. Lean and Agile PMOYour organization’s ability to react quickly and pivot to changes and disruptions is crucial to remaining relevant to your customers.

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Collectively Deliver on Strategy with Digital Transformation [Video]

Planview

To learn more about navigating in this world of digital transformation, download the eBook, “ Deliver Your Digital Transformation Strategy at Speed ,” and visit www.planview.com to discover and demo the right WRM solutions for your organization. PMO Work Collaboration

Portfolio and Resource Management: Satisfy Your Spring Fever

Planview

Advancing the PMO with portfolio and resource management. Seriously, you’ll thank me later when your PMO is able to not only meet goals and deadlines more effectively, but also deliver products to the market faster. If you’re ready to thaw out your PMO through improved portfolio and resource management (PRM) and continuous planning, I have the perfect reading list for you. 9 Key Ingredients for PMO Success – Your PMO should no longer be narrowly focused on project execution.

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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.

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Putting Continuous Planning Types to Work

Planview

The eBook, Planning Deconstructed: Five Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy with a Dynamic and Continuous Approach , offers a maturity model that can help you identify where you are in the process and take steps toward a more strategic approach to planning. Lean and Agile PMOWelcome to the finale of our four-part series that reviews the types of planning organizations have at their fingertips to convert strategy into results.

Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

In the meantime, I encourage you to download the full eBook, “ Planning Deconstructed ,” which contains the information we will cover in this series in greater detail. Lean and Agile PMO Product InnovationToday’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed. This is simply a reality organizations must come to realize. However, these conditions cause planning deficiencies to be magnified.

Making Better Business Decisions with Continuous Planning

Arras People

The PMO community have often discussed the problems in portfolio management surrounding planning. In this article, Carina Hatfield tells us about a new ebook which is available to download which covers this exact problem and covers something called continuous planning which should be something every PMO is interested in finding out more about. First, you need to open up a dialogue between the business functions – including finance, the PMO, and other lines-of-business.

Project Management Q&A – Maintaining Your PMP Certification for Free

Arras People

There’s a whole host of eBooks available on project management websites and blogs or head over to your PMO, they often have a library of best practice books or ask your PM colleagues if they’re interested in swapping books from their own personal libraries.

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

So I made you an ebook. You can scroll down and get the highlights, and then read all the advice in the How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects ebook. Get the ebook! Watch your email for the link to the ebook! Now check your email to get your ebook. Send me the ebook! 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.

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The Lazy Way to Deliver Better Presentations

The Lazy Project Manager

eBook or signed printed book ‘The Presentation on Presentations’ by Peter Taylor. [link] BOOK TODAY – OFFER CLOSES SOON. Helping you to deliver better presentations: What makes a good Presentation and what doesn’t. The make up of your Audience.

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Saviom Review: Enterprise Resource Management Software [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

I can see it being very helpful for executives, and also PMO managers trying to get leaders to understand that they can’t take on any more projects right now! Download the ebook: The Definitive Guide for Resource Planning and Forecasting.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

So I made you an ebook. You can scroll down and get the highlights, and then read all the advice in the How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects ebook. Get the ebook! Receive the ebook in your email. Now check your email to get your ebook. Send me the ebook! Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm. He has 20+ years as a project manager and PMO leader. Download the ebook now!

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Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

Read next: How to Save a Failing Project (ebook). Government PMO,” says Derek Huether, an enterprise Agile coach and trainer. “It was a traditional PMO, filled with certified professionals doing very good work in very specific areas of expertise. ” He might have been able to forgive the long timescales if this PMO was managing projects committed to the construction of battleships or the next generation of an interstate highway system.

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9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

More recently, my projects have been operating under a formal PMO structure, and much of what goes in a project management plan is basically repeating the formal processes. There’s no point creating a plan document just to say, “We do it the way the PMO mandates, just like every other project in this company.” Formal reporting to the PMO. If you need a hand with creating better project status reports, get my ebook and course about project reporting here.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

Get access to over 20 project management templates, ebooks, checklists and more. edu project management template” and you’ll find quite a lot of universities have a PMO that makes templates available for general use. Check out the artefacts per lifecycle stage for a bunch of project management templates, and the programme management toolkit for documentation for the wider PMO. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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Book Review: A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “ A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” I've spoken to Brad and he has assured me that is next self-published, for sale eBook will be considerably longer and he already has a title for it which you can find on the books page of his site. You'll also find links to download other free eBooks he has written as well.

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

Online PM Courses

And we mustn’t forget that there are other widely used hashtags in the #PMOT community, like #Agile, #PMO, and #PMP. Enthusiastic PMO bod. PMO flashmobber: arraspeople.co.uk. Leadership #PMO #StrategicPlanning Join us: project-management.pm.

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

Get access to over 20 project management templates, ebooks, checklists and more. Get access to over 20 project management templates, ebooks, checklists and more. If you are setting up a PMO for example, you’ll want your project managers to use something more formal. If you are involved in any kind of project, you’ll know that project sponsors want to see regular reports. Today I’ve got something for you to make your life a bit easier!

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Get Your Projects Fit with The Lazy Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

The PMO, if you have one, can be an ideal source of facilitators who have the rights skills and experience to undertake the health check. It is the responsibility of the project manager, perhaps supported by the PMO, to chase up the actions to ensure they are completed in the appropriate time frame and report further to the steering board. Peter’s book, Get Fit with The Lazy Project Manager is available from his website and from Amazon in eBook and printed format.

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Free Webinar: Dark Days need a Smile

The Lazy Project Manager

Who can apply: Teams only (PMO teams, PM communities, Chapters, any such group of PMs with a common interest). I also offer a free eBook for all attendees – ‘The Project Manager who Smiled’. Dark days need a smile – so if you have a project community that you think will enjoy some laughs and smiles, and learn the value of fun in project delivery then contact me today to book your free webinar.

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How Savvy PMOs Actualize Project Visibility

Planview

Does your PMO provide the project visibility and insights required to help the organization deliver on strategy? The Savvy PMO extends visibility and reporting to six key areas: Project Status and Health. Knowing which employees may be under- or over-utilized will help your PMO and other managers optimize resource capacity and determine if additional skills are required. The Savvy PMO’s Guide to Demand Management. The Savvy PMO’s Guide to Prioritization.

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Book Review: “A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project”

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” I've spoken to Brad and he has assured me that is next self-published, for sale eBook will be considerably longer and he already has a title for it which you can find on the books page of his site. You'll also find links to download other free eBooks he has written as well.

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