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., and so it is sensible for anyone who is engaged to help an organisation set up a new PMO or advise on improvements to an existing PMO to reach out for some help. The risk to not doing so is to, at the very least, slow the return on investment of the new PMO down. Is the PMO model the right one?

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. Beginning a PMO.

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

Online PM Courses

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

MPUG

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

Keyedin

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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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. Sadly, I have yet to see a future ‘C’ work their way through the project arena, the PMO, the project management practise.

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

This is a schematic version of how the PMI represents it in the 6th Edition of its Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Guidance from your PMO (Project/Program/Portfolio Management Office). And what governance will you set over your change control process ? You will also need involvement from your sponsor and the governance tiers of your project. What has Project Governance Ever Done for Us? The highlighting of work is mine, not PMI’s.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

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Keynote speaker is Nick Smallwood, CEO of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Head of Government’s Project Delivery Function. The PMO 2020 Conference. Designed for the PMO practitioner, this project management conference focuses on portfolio, program and project offices. This conference is an educational bonanza for professionals, featuring PMO expert speakers, an exhibition hall of PMO products and services and time set aside for networking.

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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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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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Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Online PM Courses

The governance considerations for project cost management. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project management Body of Knowledge (the PMBoK) has Project Cost Management as one of its ten Knowledge Areas (or KAs). Anything else… You’ll also want to add in whatever else your Project Management Office(PMO), your Project Board, or your Project Sponsor asks you to include. The PMI’s PMBOK is weak on governance throughout.

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

It is an important part of project governance that looks both backwards and forwards. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) PMBOK 6th Edition: Phase Gate : A review at the end of a phase in which a decision is made to continue to the next phase, to continue with modificatin, or to end a project or program. Let’s set aside the very important governance imperative. But what if governance were unimportant to you… or your organization?

Project Quality Management: All You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

These may be: External standards imposed upon you by third parties like Governments, regulators or customers in your value chain. Project, program, or portfolio management standards imposed by your PMO (Project, Program, or Portfolio Management Office). of the PMBoK (PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge) 6th edition. If your project is subject to a PMO or part of a wider program or portfolio, you may have certain quality design decisions set from the outset.

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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. project management Uncategorized basel cern fun geneva lazy lazyprojectmanager petertaylor PMI pmiswitzerland projectspeaker projecttrainer projecttraining speaker switzerland trainer workshops zurich

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?

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are a PMI member, you’ll get access to the resources marked Premium as well, so that’s an added bonus. The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) arranges and manages project assurance reviews for the UK governments’ complex and high risk projects. edu project management template” and you’ll find quite a lot of universities have a PMO that makes templates available for general use. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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Does your organization truly support project management?

Kiron Bondale

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.

Where There’s a Widget, There’s a Way: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Project

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Most importantly, these solutions have been designed to build integrity and governance into your project plans, thereby providing a solid foundation for significant decision-making that these uncertain times demand. provides the ability to capture unlimited snapshots as a centralized function of your PMO. Register now for this PMI® PDU eligible session.

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

PM That Works

I wrote a book which Jordan Press published in and print and print us all in nineteen eighty called people in project management which is long out of print a very small book but it reflected the learning side had from 10 years in the federal government here in Australia are trying project managers. Agile costa rica john maxwell john stenbeck leadership pmi pmp project management radical rick a.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

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?

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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. For many in the PMO community, project data analytics is seen as something with great potential yet there’s a fear there that it’s a big job to tackle; it’s going to need a whole host of new skills and tools (Python, Azure.);

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

The IIL Blog

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.

How Project Management provides Competitive Advantage

The Squad Report

We learn from the Pulse of the Profession reports produced by PMI each year that only about 50% of projects are On Time or Within Budget or Within Scope each year. We need to understand how to Empower our People to Deliver Results rather than focusing on project governance. Project Management Project Management Best Practices Purpose Driven PMO

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Project Prioritization

EasyProjects

Increasingly, companies have full-time project-management offices (PMO) with staff and budgets to pursue project planning, management, and evaluation full time. Where the list is long, this is work for the PMO or an ad hoc project-prioritization committee.

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Moving from Project Manager to Programme Manager

Arras People

The PMI Talent Triangle has also highlighted the need to develop in these core areas so further advice and direction is available there. There are relationships upwards, sidewards and down – executives, peers, project managers, PMO, stakeholders and so on. I’ve been spending time thinking about my future career and one day I’d like to move on from being a Project Manager to a Programme Manager. What development steps should I be thinking about to make that happen?

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: Success in Disruptive Times by Managing Projects Effectively

Inloox

PMI’s most recent Pulse of the Profession is about how to succeed in a disruptive world, with challenges being, among others, new technologies (like autonomous vehicles), artificial and data intelligence and big data. ABOUT THIS REPORT Conducted since 2006, PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® is the premiere global survey of professionals who provide project, program, or portfolio management services within global organizations. Increased government regulations.

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

Keyedin

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?

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

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. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential will continue to thrive. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm. He has 20+ years as a project manager and PMO leader.

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

MavenLink

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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Project Manager vs. Program Manager: A Side-by-Side Comparison

LiquidPlanner

If I dust off my PMI standard, we know that a project is a “temporary endeavor used to create a unique product or service.” In a program, the program manager will also staff a project management office (PMO) to help manage program scope, costs and overall timeline. Apply program governance. Conduct program conclusion and lessons learned meeting with the PMO or project lead. Provide performance feedback on PMO/project lead resources. Disperse PMO/project lead.

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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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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton This inspiring woman in project management, Amy Hamilton, shares her experiences as a project manager in the US Army, for the government, and her Tedx.

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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?

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.

Is Your Strategic Project at Risk Due to Poor Implementation of Proven Project Management Practices?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

According to the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession , 52% of projects completed in the last 12 months experienced scope creep. Poor governance : Not having a clear escalation process or a well-established steering committee that is summoned on a regular basis. It’s often a challenge for project managers to assert themselves and ensure that an effective governance process is established. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Nuclear Cleanup To Bridge Upgrades: How Top Projects Get It Done

Project Management Hacks

From AT&T To Project Consulting Success: A Profile of Frank Saladis, PMI Fellow Profile. In PMI Fellow Profile: Frank Saladis , you will learn about how this highly successful project manager built his career. Governments, companies and patients around the world want better healthcare services. How Symcor’s PMO Improved Performance and Client Satisfaction. Symcor’s PMO shows that PMO processes and governance can add value!

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