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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. We were all set for a big client success and who better than the British Government for good publicity!

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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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. We were all set for a big client success and who better than the British Government for good publicity! I recall wanting to write on my internal project status report to the IBM PMO that “the business is revolting”. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government.

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.

Project Governance: Establishing an Effective Steering Committee

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Within the project management community, the concept of governance is seen as a fundamental project control, which is easy to grasp in principle. Getting the governance piece right requires insight and at times a few honest conversations about roles and responsibilities.

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. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

The Project should then be reporting its status regularly to senior management via a Status Report, as part of its overarching Governance arrangement. So far so good; but when an organisation is orchestrating its status reporting process, what does it need to consider?

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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. Didn’t we just say that a centralized PMO undermined LPM?

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Building a Successful PMO Using the P-M-O Approach

The Squad Report

The PMO, the Project Management Office. Imagine the responsibility and burden on the PMO leader. I've also found through working with many clients and talking with peers, that starting or improving a PMO should be done by simplifying the approach. Do you provide governance?

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Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution

Planview

The following content is taken from the whitepaper, “Portfolio-Driven Performance: The 7 Process Areas That Drive IT and Business Results,” written by Jerry Manas. Process Area 1: Strategic Planning and Funding. Process Area 2: Aligning Strategy and Operations.

Emergent Change – Making Sense of a Messy Environment

Tony Adams

Decisions are influenced by culture and politics within an organisation. Organisational change is not a linear process or one-off event; it is continuous, open ended, messy, unpredictable and cumulative. Emergent change processes are a useful way to think about project delivery in a fluid change environment, particularly where we cannot anticipate and assess all change variables in advance. Does it influence the wider environment or does it respond to those change drivers?

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Does your organization truly support project management?

Kiron Bondale

Effectively supporting project management doesn’t just mean setting up a PMO and expecting that it will be able to work miracles as the report indicates that 68% of organizations have a PMO.

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I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Agile is moving beyond technology and is now widely used in financial services, government, and professional services companies. Being agile is an on-going process of learning and personal development. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

Quite a few of these challenges were highlighted in the PMO Flashmob report on Portfolio Management back in 2015 so they’re all pretty well-known and experienced by those working in the portfolio management field.

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A Cheat Sheet for Project Manager Knowledge Transfers

LiquidPlanner

Project Governance. Identify any key stakeholders, their influence and expectations on the project. Who has influence over the project outcome? Project Governance. Are there any formal milestones, gate review or PMO expectations for the project?

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How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Check #5: Governance. Is there a governance structure? For other areas of governance such as reporting and approval levels, talk to your PMO and get these in place. Action if the answer is No: Back to the PMO or your Finance team. Action: Talk to the PMO again.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. He has 20+ years as a project manager and PMO leader.

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President Trump and The Need for Accurate Information

Arras People

The people governing your organisation are coming under increasing pressure to know what is going on at every level – and to take appropriate actions as necessary. We can, however, have a major influence on how information is created and disseminated in the governance system.

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The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

LiquidPlanner

At first glance, using multiple methodologies seems odd, especially in manufacturing organizations optimized with repeatable processes. PMOs and process specialists spend months developing standard processes, methods, and templates to achieve predictable results.

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

Project Bliss

To find out more detail about the requirements process, you can read my post on Software Project Requirements 101: What You Need to Know To Get You Started. Your project goals may be to reduce costs, reduce processing times, or increase revenues for a customer.

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

It will help you navigate the scoping process, and take full advantage of all of your hard work. One of two outputs of one of six processes of one of 10 Knowledge Areas. Your scope management plan will set out the processes and procedures that will protect you from all these failings.

The #1 Challenge in Project Management (According to the Experts)

MavenLink

Working closely with stakeholders is so important so they can see the process evolve and help us correct the course at every step - this 'total immersion' of key internal customers worked really well during an ERP deployment. It was a brave decision led by the PMO, but it worked.

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10 Project Portfolio Management Benefits You Need To Know

Project-Management.pm

These project portfolio management benefits are also accompanied by Project Management Office (PMO) initiative to further gain your project’s rate of success. Risks in project portfolio management come in various forms : governance, resource management, and financial. An organization with the absence of PMO means that it will have a hard time to increase or utilize its resources effectively and efficiently.

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

” Tad: The central proposition of this talk is despite the best intentions even at board level, many organizations are failing to exploit transformation opportunities because project delivery, where we all know, live, and love, and the infrastructure that support it and the processes are simply not fit for this purpose. Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Some of you work in an IT PMO.

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Some of your duties will include: taking part in the creation process, executing the project, preparing communication methods, finding solutions to recurring issues, monitoring the project’s progress from start to finish, and many more.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

The company’s out of Redmond, they’re part of Microsoft now, and mentioned that the developers and technologists, how they influence every function in sales marketing and HR and Microsoft’s going to be infused with that for more agility going forward.

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