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Starting a PMO

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PMI describes the Project Management Office (PMO) as a strategic driver for organizational excellence. The PMO seeks to enhance the practices of execution management, organizational governance, and strategic change leadership. Company A might not have a PMO, company B could have a PMO where the project managers (PMs) do not report to the PMO, and Company C could have a mature PMO where the PMs report to the PMO. Articles PMO

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

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The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times. You can download your copy of Success in Disruptive Times from the PMI’s website. The PMI’s Annual Project Management Survey: The Pulse of the Profession. Our regular readers will know that, for the last two years, we have extracted the marrow from the bones of the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession survey. Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016.

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Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

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Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Want To Be A PMI-ACP? If you want to be a PMI-ACP, here are the primary steps to take. Today’s session is eligible for one PMI-PDU and the technical category.

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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

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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]. Just enough governance involving the right people, timing, criteria, and methods.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO

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Get rolling on a new maturity plotline for your PMO, with four competencies that script a strategic change. Fall movie season is upon us and like your favorite new flick, your PMO might be undergoing a plot-twist as the year wraps up. Hopefully you don’t turn your PMO into a horror movie along the way, but you might be able to create a thrilling ride as you focus on customer outcomes and prepare for the changes ahead. Governance.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery

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The Project Management Institute (PMI) asked this question for the first time ever for its 2020 Pulse of the Profession ® report, knowing that organizations are rewiring to innovate and deliver competitive products and services quickly. Success requires becoming a more “Adaptive PMO,” evolving how you plan, govern, and empower delivery teams to do their best work. This is a major transformation not just for the PMO, but also for many in the organization.

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

PMI says that by 2027 employers will need nearly 88 million people in project-related roles. While PMI is an organization for project managers predicting the importance of their own community and you do want to take their figures in context, I do think they have a point.

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Add to the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

A Chief Projects Officer (CPO) is typically responsible for providing governance over an organisation’s internal projects – external, or customer facing projects can be also covered but that is entering a slightly different world – with a focus on: Ensuring all projects support the current strategic objectives. Leads, and is aided by, the PMO. These are the ones identified as having future leadership potential and any company will invest in such people for their joint futures.

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The Social Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

There is a paradigm shift ongoing in many organisations that is all about finding a practical balance between the challenges to traditional project management made by what is known as Project Management 2.0 – which encouraged a move away from centralised control of projects and instead promoted the value of team collaboration – and the practical recognition that large scale projects do require a stronger form of centralised control and governance. The Social Project Manager.

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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute for Learning

Today, projects take up an incredibly important role within a business and, as discussed by Sunil Prashara, President and CEO of Project Management Institute (PMI), this will only increase as we further evolve into the Project Economy. One example of this is PMI’s acquisition of Disciplined Agile and FLEX. How could an Agile PMO function and does that even make sense in the first place? And what about leadership in an agile organization, how does that work exactly?

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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.

The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In The Project Revolution , revolution means ‘popular and often forceful revolt against a government or social order’, here the traditional ‘silo-based’ nature of most organisations, and the absence of a ‘CPO’ that is, Chief Project, Program and Portfolio Officer, amongst the more commonly found C-Suite officers (I have just realised that this new officer should really be called C3PO, but no joke was intended!). This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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The 2021 Project Management Report

Girl's Guide to PM

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2020 statistics show that only 47% of organizations have a defined career path for project managers. Here are some verbatim responses from people who had not considered leaving the profession: No direction from leadership.

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Radio Show Transcript - The Man Who Changed My Career - Rob Thomsett - Recorded March 23, 2018

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So I was working with an executive team and the executive that I was working with was telling me that he was dealing with a lot of attitude issues with his leadership team and they were having a lot of communication breakdowns and I'm a certified behavior consultant and we have a tool called disk profiling that helps teams communicate with each other and helps identify what my communications style is and what your communication style is and helps us kind of build common ground.

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Does your organization truly support project management?

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The April 2016 issue of PM Network provided updated project management capability findings from PMI’s 2016 Pulse of the Profession ® report. 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. Leaders spend significant effort ensuring that the structure and processes for project governance are efficient and effective.

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

Ironically, if your PMO, Center of Excellence, or other standards group has defined their process playbook by merely copy-pasting a textbook approach from PMI, from Google, or from Spotify… they are violating the ASNI standard for project management. That might improve quality and speed, without losing any of the documentation the government requires.

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What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report ‘Success in Disruptive Times’ , the PMI showed that organisations classed as Champions [5] used projects to fuel their success, with mature project portfolio management systems, an investment in project management talent and development, and a strong project management culture. Executives should ensure strong governance. Strong project portfolio management and strong project management are underpinned by strong governance.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers are those that embrace the mantle of leadership. With the release of the Agile Practice Guide along with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition , we can’t ignore PMI’s direction to incorporate adaptive life cycles such as agile, iterative or incremental life cycles into project and development life cycles.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

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Should I Join the PMI/APM etc and Take their Qualifications? There's more to membership of PMI, APM, IAPM and other than the qualification, of course. The PMI is the Biggest Player, Globally. But, internationally, there is one association that is bigger, better-known, and more valued by employers: the Project Management Institute (PMI). So, should you seek one of the PMI's qualifications? The PMI. What is a PMO? Team and Individual Leadership.

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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. The methods used; the leadership styles; the technology utilised; the pace of change and the increasing numbers of projects and the people required to work within them. and it may mean that a large proportion of the PMO may get swallowed up by the click of a button.

What is a Project Management Certification? And Why Do I Need It?

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To achieve certification, candidates need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam developed by a governing body or professional association, such as the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, and the exam content corresponds to a global standard – such as PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Government contracts will require a certified project manager.

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

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Many organizations that we meet with think it is hard to align the business to the strategy and place governance to the process of project selection. I have met with many organizations that state, “We just hired a new PMO manager, now they are not from the Project Management discipline, but we think they will do a good job.” It was a brave decision led by the PMO, but it worked.

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Cautionary Tale of Resource Capacity Planning: #1 Reason for PSO Project Failure

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Why Walmart nearly became the big fish story for a PMO leader. In a recent survey, 94% of Enterprise IT project managers and PMO leaders and 77% of project and PMO managers working in the professional services industry reported that resource assignment capabilities were the number one reason they needed project management automation. As a former PMO leader, I realize the practical need of keeping those executive folks happy.

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Come and join your Tribe at #ThePMTribe

The Lazy Project Manager

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. She’s the author of the PMI bestselling book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers (and a bunch of other books). So, what is #ThePMTribe?

Project Management Blog Roundup: The Best of 2021

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Here’s one about leadership in the new year that can get you off to the right start. As well as giving access to those interested in PMI® Certification. With topics ranging from staying agile, to project governance, and ways to deal with stakeholders.

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Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In this article I talk about the latest developments in portfolio management, drawing on my own experience as Head of Portfolio Management for three leading multinationals, as well as the dozens of workshops with top executives and senior government officials that I have facilitated around the world. All of this is reflected in the PMI’s Talent Triangle ™ of leadership, technical and strategic and business management skills. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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

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Today’s session is eligible for 3/4 of a PMI PDU in the strategic category, and the code to claim that is on the screen now. Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Tad: Well good, clearly it is the PMO that is landing much of this, but it’s actually the innovation or strategy groups that start much of this activity. Is this because the PMO’s not adding enough value?

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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strong leadership skills. Perhaps one of the most commonly known project management certifications, the Project Management Professional certification, provided by the Project Management Institute (PMI), sets the standards for project management. The UK government developed PRINCE2, so if you’re planning on working in the UK, you might want to give this certificate a go. Susanne Madsen, Project Leadership Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker @ Susanne Madsen International.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

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17% say the leadership of certified Project Managers. Government – Federal. Government – City/State/Local. Number of PMI Certified Project Managers: Total Number of PMP credential holders: 607,128. # PMI Agile Certified Practitioner holders: 5,265. [14]. PMO Popularity by Company Size: 61% of small organizations (<$100M) have a PMO. 88% of mid-size companies ($100M-$1B) have a PMO. 90% of large enterprises (>$1B) have a PMO. [16].

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

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Today’s session is eligible for one PMI PDU in the Strategic category and the code for claiming that with PMI is on the screen now. He’s a PMI chapter founder, Microsoft-certified professional and IIL Blue Belt and Orange Belt certified. It segues into this next slide, which Microsoft has really gone a little further than the entire PMI. Jump-starting apps, this is really where business rules are governed.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

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How can Scrum or Kanban (agile methodologies in general) methods fit the existing PMI ® framework (i.e. What are your recommendations for being certified in Agile and Scrum and is it value added for project managers or the leadership managing project managers as well? How to benchmark business in government monopoly? What if your PMO refuses to adjust its methodology for business needs and only looks at itself first?

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