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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!

Starting a PMO


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. Remember, People + Process = Success.

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Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

But many successful PMOs have evolved beyond governance and control to helping their company reach higher levels of organizational project management maturity, and increasing agility should be complementary and not contradictory to this pursuit.

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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.

The International PMO standard from AIPMO

Henny Portman

AIPMO is developing the first ‘leading’ international PMO standard based on a combination of research findings and expert knowledge. P3O or IPMA PMO certifications are not comparable to AIPMO’s core certifications in terms of approach, content and outcome. PMO Services and Capabilities.

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Top Ten PMO Themes 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Last week it was the fifth PMO Conference in London. With over 400 PMO practitioners from around the globe and over 20 sessions to choose from, there’s a lot to learn about where PMO is heading right now. Agile for the PMO. Digital PMO.

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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?


Project managers wonder where the PMO fits in their career as many project managers are rewarded with more projects and higher complexity and scope—not detours into process, methodology, and compliance. Is joining a PMO a good career move? Will I be stuck if I go into the PMO?

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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?


Do you have a process to figure out what to do first or to identify the work that will bring the most value to the business? First, let’s acknowledge that it’s not easy to establish an effective prioritization process when your PMO and teams are in high demand.

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What Is a PMO? PMO Meaning and Examples


In the last decade, more and more corporations have developed a project management office (PMO) to benefit their business. To get started, you’ll want to learn more about PMO examples, how to set one up, and how to train your employees. What Is a PMO? PMO Examples.

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A Real-World Success Story: New Zealand Government Improves Project Delivery


Meeting the demands of ever-changing priorities within a government can lead to inconsistent processes, departments with limited visibility into what is being worked on, and no ability to monitor investments. The New Zealand Government Case Study. Customer Success PMO Case Stud

Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery


Success requires becoming a more “Adaptive PMO,” evolving how you plan, govern, and empower delivery teams to do their best work. Since every organization is different, you need to find your PMO’s optimal path to facilitate agility and deliver strategic outcomes faster.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO


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. Process. Governance.

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5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative


In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Proving the value of the PMO to important stakeholders – in terms that are important to them.

5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative


In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Proving the value of the PMO to important stakeholders – in terms that are important to them. Our first bucket of PMO benefits concerns its ability to drive better business decisions. PMO Benefits Bucket two is the ability to avoid or reduce your exposure to risks.

From Traditional to Non-Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

As the need for more flexibility in project management took hold, changes began to appear in the way that some of the traditional processes were being used. Changes in Our View of Project Management Processes. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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The Zombie PMO Outbreak [Infographic]


The Zombie-PMO apocalypse is here. PMOs can no longer focus on standardization, governance, or control when the business needs agility, flexibility, and innovation. Does your leadership avoid you like the plague for anything but the most administrative of project tasks? Warning!

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary


Throughout this series, we’ve discussed the five ways to become agile, addressed the primary issues and roadblocks, as well as the critical steps required to transform the PMO, all based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale. Lean and Agile PMO

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

Online PM Courses

For me this is about having a repeatable process and strong governance that covers every step of the chain from understanding what drives value in your organization, to identifying the initiatives that will increase value, to successfully implementing those initiatives.

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


M ost people are unaware that not having a proper work management process in place is actually costing them money. . 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. As the co-founder and host of #PMChat on Twitter, I am always collaborating with some of the best minds from around the world on leadership, project management, and other business topics.

Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


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

Girl's Guide to PM

A Legal Project Manager supports legal teams to deliver either process improvements and internally-facing work, or legal projects for clients. Portfolio Manager/Director: A portfolio manager is a senior leadership position in an organisation, overseeing an entire portfolio of change projects.

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6 Reasons Why Projects are Late


This is why the Six Sigma SIPOC model for process improvement initiatives begins with Suppliers, and includes Inputs, Process, Outputs, and Customers. PMO Vision and Trends

Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution


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.

7 Actions to Take When Joining a Project Underway


In this dream, which I know I’ve had on more than one occasion, you get to select your team, develop the processes and procedures that will be used by the team, and shape the development of the Project Management Office. 7 Knowledge Areas for Leadership on Projects Underway.

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute of Learning

Much has been written in the project and product worlds about “tailoring” processes and practices, based on the work being done. The guide goes on to say: Tailoring is necessary because each project is unique; not every process, tool, input, or output identified is necessary.

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

You need strong leadership and communication skills, which you can develop during your work in any level of project management. The Portfolio Manager may also establish portfolio governance standards and procedures for approvals, reporting and other needs.

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Add to the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

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. In the long run it will only benefit the PMO, your projects, you yourself and, of course, the organisation.

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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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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. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm.

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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. The Scrum Master plays a critical leadership role in both transforming the team and the organization. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

To align business goals with project management (PM), leaders from the enterprise project management office (EMPO) or project management office (PMO) need to be involved in strategic planning sessions alongside senior-level management. The foundation for overall business success and project initiatives starts here, making it imperative for executive sponsors to be in sync with project leadership out of the gate.

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.

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Why PMOs Need to Invest in Project Manager Skill and Experience


Not all projects are equal and any project management office (PMO) that assumes so will quickly get into trouble. The Crucial Role of a PMO. Part of a PMO’s role is to look after the “people” involved in a project, including project managers, program managers, and others.

The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies


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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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 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. Programme Management is Maturing within Federal Government.

A Cheat Sheet for Project Manager Knowledge Transfers


Project Governance. Project Governance. How often does the project communicate with mid-level management, senior management and / or the executive leadership team? Are there any formal milestones, gate review or PMO expectations for the project?

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The Social Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

But let’s expand this thought process to the project team as a whole and consider how such social tools impact the team performance. The Social Project Manager. Balancing Collaboration with Centralised Control in a Project Driven World. We human beings are social beings.

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How to recruit an outstanding project manager (Part I)

Susanne Madsen

The project manager must keep scope, quality, risks , issues and cost under control whilst liaising with stakeholders and providing leadership and direction to the team.

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


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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