The ROI of PMO

Keyedin

Understanding the essential value of investing in your PMO. Today’s PMO is a chaos wrangler, a master of governance, a resource manager and the linchpin of operational excellence. With all this in mind, is your PMO getting the recognition it deserves as a valuable partner in your organization? However, that is exactly what a PMO is — a partner, a value driver and a worthwhile investment. The Benefits of Your PMO to the Organization.

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Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

In this article, Patrick Tickle from Planview * gives us the top five trends for any PMO wanting to stay ahead of the game – in this fast paced interconnected world. What does the “P” in PMO stand for? He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. PMO future trends in project management trends

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So, you need a System Integrator -- SI

Musings on Project Management

Point 1: the term is "SI"; and the SI is an independent team, separate from the system engineer "SE" and the architect. Point 2: the SI works directly for the PMO, agile system engineeringYou've got a big (big!)

2020 195

Why do you need a PMO??

The Squad Report

I am often asked, "Why do we need a PMO?" If we have Project Managers then why do we need a PMO. So why do we need a PMO? We need a PMO to help our most important Strategic Investments deliver the ROI expected. We need a PMO to set expectations with ALL team members how a project will be managed. We need a PMO so ALL team members know which tools will be used. You see, we need a PMO because you aren't a Project Management expert.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

Transformed Performance: Let’s face it—when you’re prey to overruns and drastically hobbled by poor resource deployment, your PMO isn’t performing the way it should. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time. Once your PMO machine is in order, its performance issues fixed—that’s when executives learn to trust you with all of their strategic priorities.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

Transformed Performance: Let’s face it—when you’re prey to overruns and drastically hobbled by poor resource deployment, your PMO isn’t performing the way it should. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time. Once your PMO machine is in order, its performance issues fixed—that’s when executives learn to trust you with all of their strategic priorities.

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Challenges of Gender in Project Management

Arras People

There are however big differences in pay between the genders in roles like Change Manager and PMO Manager. Their first careers stemmed from the more traditional and male dominated sectors such as engineering, construction, manufacturing and transportation. Project Management Career PM Work / Life Balance PM Workplace Issues PMO workplace challenges project management gender Women in PMOGender equality in the work place is a massive topic in today’s world.

2018 192

The Importance of Project Management: Q&A with PMO Leader Robert Kelly

Wrike

We spoke with Robert Kelly, PMO leader and Managing Partner of Kelly Project Solutions, LLC , about the value of project management and the impact it has on business. What are the top issues you face as a PMO leader? I believe there are several challenges facing the PMO leader, which are shared across the organization : 1. As a PMO thought leader, do you think it’s imperative that companies embrace standard PM methodologies? PMO as a Service.

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. Engineering, and M.B.A) By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

2018 108

Project Management Job Titles: Understanding the Types of Roles in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

You’ll find job titles such as Engineering Project Manager, Marketing Project Manager, Publishing Project Manager and more. Project Controller: If you want an entry level job in heavy industry like engineering, construction, then look for this job title.

2020 329

Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditionally, in an effort to maintain alignment and consistency across the portfolio, organizations have dedicated a centralized Program Management Office (PMO) to planning, program management, and solution definition. Through centralizing key elements of portfolio operations by utilizing new, different operational functions such as an Agile PMO, and Lean-Agile Centers of Excellence (LACE). Didn’t we just say that a centralized PMO undermined LPM? Lean and Agile PMO

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Someone says 'calculus' and you think.

Musings on Project Management

Calculus doesn't belong in the PMO I took it in high school. Project Management system engineeringSomeone says 'calculus' and you think. Yikes! Get me out of here! enough already! Actually, some things are simpler than they appear: Speedometers and directionYou're driving. Got a smooth curve to go along (which could also be a straight line)? Want to find out which direction you're going at a particular point? Or, if you.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

Participants learn how to support and evolve their Agile engineering practices as they relate to advances discussed. 23rd International Congress on Project Management and Engineering (ICPME). An international forum for the discussion and debate of all project management and engineering companies and professionals, the conference is geared towards experts, researchers and trainers who are focused on educating future professionals in the field. Future PMO. PMO Symposium.

2019 289

The World of Work is Changing—Here’s How You Can Embrace It

Planview

For example, a global manufacturing company leverages their R&D organization to track engineering projects work, innovation programs, as well as status and progress of portfolios. These efforts coincide with the PMO and the business using PPM for lean portfolio management, while still keeping track of meeting regulatory and compliance requirements. Has your organization evolved in terms of how work gets done?

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Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

PMO Analyst. PMO Co-ordinator/Administrator. PMO Manager. Head of PMO. Project Co-ordinator – can support single or multiple projects, is not working in a PMO. PMO Analyst – works within any kind of PMO supporting projects or programmes. PMO Specialist – they will have a specialism in a certain area like risk, communications, finance etc. PMO Manager – can be managing a Project, Programme or Portfolio Office.

2019 227

Festival of the PMO – The Rise and Fall of PMOs

Fix my Project Chaos

Another fabulous guest blog from Vicki Daniel – National Practice Manager – Projects, Integral Technology about the rise and fall of the PMO So a few months back, I was told that in the Australian context, PMO’s last on average for three years before they are disbanded or re-engineered into something that is not really […]. The post Festival of the PMO – The Rise and Fall of PMOs appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

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Fault and Root Cause Analysis

Musings on Project Management

Every PMO admonishes: Don't act on symptoms! Naturally, risk system engineeringFARCA -- Fault and Root Cause Analysis -- is what you do when you've got observations and symptoms of outcomes, but no real supporting explanation of the underlying causes and failure modes. Get to the 'facts'. Find out what's causing this And thus: deductive analysis*. When you've got the answer; now you must discover the question.

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Time-Saving Tips for Creating and Sharing Roadmaps

Planview

They not only need to listen and understand customers, operations, markets, sales, and engineering, but they then must make difficult decisions that require communicating and guiding the organization to embrace trade-offs made across conflicting priorities. If that’s not challenging enough, I then will review the details of the upcoming release with engineering, followed by a flip of the switch—internal to external—to review the features using different language with marketing.

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Project Management Q&A – What’s the Difference between a Project Controller and Project Coordinator?

Arras People

The Project Controller role you tend to see more in industries like construction, engineering and manufacturing. They can both progress to Project Manager or opt to work in PMO or organisational project management roles. I’ve encountered job postings for Project Controllers and Project Coordinators. What’s the difference? There are a couple of differences. They maintain the project plan and schedules, maintain the project budget and generally anything else the project manager needs.

#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. Civil Engineer.

2018 109

The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Lindsay Scott is the director of Manchester, UK-based PMO Learning Limited which is dedicated to helping PMO professionals get the most out of their careers with training and organizational development opportunities. Jon Terry is the co-founder of LeanKit , an enterprise software company designed to serve engineers, and currently serves as the chief evangelist for lean & agile strategy for London, UK-based Planview. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

2019 329

10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

I also think that the templates are sometimes over-engineered for smaller projects, so you may have to simplify them. 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.

2019 312

Lazy but looking to be Busy

The Lazy Project Manager

After two and half great years investing heavily in a Global PMO and in project and program management, the company I was working for have done a complete U-Turn and abandoned project management as a primary focus and, as a result, don’t feel the need for a Head of Global PMO. Peter Taylor is a PMO expert who has built and led four global PMOs across several industries, and has advised many other organisations in PMO and PM strategy. “Life?

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No to PRINCE2

Arras People

That means they did something before – like an engineer, accountant, HR Manager, whatever. That might be; change management; agile; business analysis; PMO; project controls; strategy; programmes; more fundamentals of project management and then more advanced study.

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

Gartner’s analysts conclude that the PMO software marketplace is still emerging and they feel uncomfortable in showing the right way, pushing organisations towards the use of only one project management tool. He is a senior manager in Nexen Business Consultants as part of the Engineering group. Maria Cristina Barbero , PMP, PMI-ACP, SMC® has been the Director of the BU Change and IT Strategy of Nexen Business Consultants, the consulting company of Engineering Group, since 2005.

2016 293

Coming to Switzerland

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter is the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on Project Management, PMO development, Executive Sponsorship, Transformation Leadership, and Speaking Skills. PMO design, build and re-engineering expert.

Why Project Management is Like a 1978 Ford Fiesta

Brad Egeland

Plus, I could work on it myself because the engine compartment was fairly simple. Generally, just stick to the basics… The PMO creates templates that will generally work for all projects This means, create document shells, project schedule shells, status report shells, etc.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

I don’t have stats on this specifically, but I’d venture a guess of close to 50% on average, which was about the case when I was in school many years ago in geological engineering. A lot of my focus ended up working with the PMO to improve the process of identification of risks and opportunities, trade-off analyses, decision making, and stage-gate reporting for improved performance in environment, safety and inclusion of external stakeholder needs.

2017 202

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

My sisters have careers she’s a bit more familiar with: chemical engineer, civil engineer, real estate development. This could be seen as more of a Portfolio Manager or Project Management Office (PMO) Manager role. The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days. But project manager roles and responsibilities can be pretty vague if you’re not already familiar with them.

2017 196

7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Girl's Guide to PM

So we spend a fair amount of time working out solutions to problems, process re-engineering and all that. It has always frustrated me that when I do things like help out a colleague in the PMO, attend a project managers’ meeting or prepare for my end of year review, timesheet packages try to get me to book that time to a project. This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

2017 253

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

During 2018 I will be launching an update to my online PMO course, The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down , I have brand new webinars in the works with materials never been shared before all based off of my Project Management Communication Tools book, and my PMO Lifecycle book. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm. He has 20+ years as a project manager and PMO leader.

2018 254

A Look Inside Project Management at StarFish Medical

LiquidPlanner

Andrew Morton, Engineering Project Manager at StarFish Medical. At a very high level, the PMO is looking for consistency on projects. My background is in engineering. I have a bachelor’s degree in engineering/physics, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Most of my professional experience has been in project engineering or project management. I started in engineering and was always very interested in the coordination piece.

2017 96

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

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. June 25–26, Paris — International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management is a set of scientific events aiming to help researchers and scholars make a common contribution to the development of construction engineering and project management fields.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

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. June 25–26, Paris — International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management is a set of scientific events aiming to help researchers and scholars make a common contribution to the development of construction engineering and project management fields.

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

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Construction, engineering, environmental projects, even those that involve workers going out to site by themselves or working at night alone should have some kind of formal approach for keeping the team safe. Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work.

2017 219

Come and join your Tribe at #ThePMTribe

The Lazy Project Manager

Alana is an energy industry veteran with an engineering and IT background, which she has leveraged to help develop talent in organizations worldwide. Ellis – Colin started his career as a project manager in 1997 and worked his way up through program manager and PMO manager to eventually head up large project departments in the private sector and government in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. So, what is #ThePMTribe?

2020 41

The Gantt Chart – The MVP of Project Portfolio Management

Meisterplan

How the Gantt Chart Got its Start The earliest form of what we know as the Gantt chart was first designed in 1 896 by Polish engineer, Karol Adamiecki , who called it a? The Gantt chart that we know and use today was created around 1910 by Henry Gantt , an American mechanical engineer and management consultant. Give it a try!” – Dennis Riedel, PMO (Central Unit Sales & Services), TRUMPF.

How To Build An Efficient Portfolio Management Office ?

Project-Management.pm

Project portfolio management is made up of various branches such as engineering or IT. Depending on where it stands, the “P” in PMO can vary in a lot of things. As far as portfolio management processes go, portfolio management office is embedded in an organization in order to support a certain strategic objectives towards a successful result. Portfolio management office also serves as an additional support in terms of business goals and benefits from projects or programs.

2017 105

10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Girl's Guide to PM

Your PMO should have a DPIA template, and any project that touches personal data should be required to complete it. If you set up your company insurance software engine to automatically decline people who trip several triggers during the buying process, then you need to make sure that’s clear to people. GDPR is a once-in-a-generation update of our data protection regulations. And it has huge implications for people managing projects that store, capture or process personal data.

2018 223

The Future of Digital Business: What Does This Mean for Project Teams?

LiquidPlanner

The centralized project management office (PMO) comes into direct conflict with the digital business where traditional lines become blurred. A traditional PMO is a top-down command structure for delivering software projects. Yes, the PMO as we know it might be gone, but cloud-based project management applications will enable project team members to enter and interact with project information in real-time, and in visual formats that are helpful and accessible to them.

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