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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. P = Process.

Starting a PMO

MPUG

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

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. What is a Stage Gate Process? The Stage Gate Process examines your projects at key decision points in its lifecycle. It is an important part of project governance that looks both backwards and forwards.

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?

Planview

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. This disconnect points to the struggle PMO directors face to identify and enact an effective prioritization process. But we’ve pulled together a list of steps to follow to make the process much easier.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery

Planview

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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The Diversity of Project Manager Position Types: How to Choose a Job Among Different Titles

Epicflow Blog

They work closely with portfolio office managers to oversee all processes are in line with the objectives and all tasks are accomplished according to the requirements. . PMO Job Titles. The positions inside PMO are more organizational and require theoretical knowledge.

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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. This is a schematic version of how the PMI represents it in the 6th Edition of its Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Planning and Scoping are Iterative Processes.

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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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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

Your ‘Project Cost Management Plan’ Establishing your costs – the processes of estimating and budgeting. The governance considerations for project cost management. Tailoring your project cost management process. Project Cost Management is a process that has two principle components: Estimating costs and creating a project budget from them. Banking, borrowing, and foreign exchange (forex) policies and processes.

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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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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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

This project management conference covers topics such as the project management framework and its terminology, process groups and the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK. 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. PMI EMEA Congress.

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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

Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

Much has been written in the project and product worlds about “tailoring” processes and practices, based on the work being done. The idea of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition officially defines tailoring as follows: Determining the appropriate combination of processes, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs, and the life cycle phases to manage a project is referred to as “tailoring” the application of the knowledge [of project management].

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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. Ensuring that others within the wider team are aware of the benefits of the processed we need to use to make the project successful.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. 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.

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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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What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Maybe by some magical process of osmosis? Is it all part of a global, coherent aligned process, all pulling together, or is it a mish-mash result of perceived priorities, local constraints, cultures, and ways of doing things? Executives should ensure strong governance. Strong project portfolio management and strong project management are underpinned by strong governance. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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

MPUG

Project Widgets has created powerful, easy to use “widgets” that extend the capabilities of Microsoft Project and make the overall project and portfolio management process more intuitive and streamlined. 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. Register now for this PMI® PDU eligible session.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Acceptance Test: A process through which a project's end users run through the project to identify any potential issues before it can be formally accepted. Allocation describes the process for assigning resources for different project activities in the most efficient way possible.

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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? But, equally, there are many employers who either value qualifications in their selection process, or make them mandatory. 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).

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Moving from Project Manager to Programme Manager

Arras People

There are specific programme management techniques and processes that also need to be learnt that will underpin your role as a Programme Manager. 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.

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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.);

Project Prioritization

EasyProjects

Do you have an agreed process of prioritizing? An agreed process of mediating competing evaluations of priority? Increasingly, companies have full-time project-management offices (PMO) with staff and budgets to pursue project planning, management, and evaluation full time.

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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. I don't recall the last time I heard an executive upset with a Salesperson for failing to follow process when landing the million dollar deal, do you??

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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. When reviewing vendors to meet that need, these PPM pros had better factor effective capacity planning processes into the mix.

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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

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. 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. 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. In the PMBOK , integration management is the set of project management processes used to make sure that projects are properly coordinated. Disperse PMO/project lead.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

On the project management side, you’ll often see many female project managers involved with managing the environmental assessment and regulatory processes and supplementary programs for monitoring performance and oversight. 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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Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In recent years, portfolio management has evolved from an administrative process, in which projects are selected and prioritised, to one of the key ways in which organisations can focus on strategy implementation. With the right portfolio management process, as well as an execution mindset in place, Nokia would still be one of the leading telecom operators in the world, I believe. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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

MPUG

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. ” 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.

Project Management Blog Roundup: The Best of 2021

Ganttic

Or even guidance on the process of becoming a PM. 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. Tuck into some of the best project management blogs of 2021.

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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. It is also not uncommon that project managers follow a process for the sake of compliance without attaching much meaning to it. I have deliberately generalised and exaggerated to make it obvious what the process-related mistakes are that we should watch out for. 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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