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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. Remember, People + Process = Success.

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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., The risk to not doing so is to, at the very least, slow the return on investment of the new PMO down.

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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.

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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. Senior PMO staff.

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.

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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. Provide ‘just enough’ governance.

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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.

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. The PMO 2020 Conference. PMI EMEA Congress. PMI Global Conference 2020. PMO Symposium.

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Add to the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

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

2017 158

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. The PMBOK has two processes: Estimate Costs.

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. Uncategorized apm author book ipma keynote lazy management Manager peter PMI pmp project social speaker taylorThe Social Project Manager.

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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). Process Description.

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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.

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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. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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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 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.

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. Leaders spend significant effort ensuring that the structure and processes for project governance are efficient and effective.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

2016 260

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.

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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.

2017 284

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

The IIL Blog

Government contracts will require a certified project manager. Companies propose to government contracts because they are large and lucrative so you won’t get to lead those. Some companies will not permit a project manager to join their PMO without a certification.

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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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. Project Manager.

2016 123

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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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. 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. It is also not uncommon that project managers follow a process for the sake of compliance without attaching much meaning to it.

2019 55

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.

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. How Symcor’s PMO Improved Performance and Client Satisfaction.

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Custom Visuals for Power BI

MPUG

If your organization has defined a structured governance process for using the PPM solution, you might have developed a workflow that supports the phases and stages that consolidate that process. PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle, to learn more.

2020 72

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. PMI’s PMBOK.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Government – Federal. Government – City/State/Local. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner holders: 5,265. [14].

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

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.

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

The IIL Blog

How can Scrum or Kanban (agile methodologies in general) methods fit the existing PMI ® framework (i.e. My personal belief is that they do not fit, at least well, if you believe that all processes and activities identified in the PMBOK ® Guide must appear in each methodology.

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Webinar Recap – Visual Awesomeness: Enhance Your Project Online Power BI Reports with Custom Visuals

MPUG

Today’s session is 45 minutes long and eligible for three quarters of a PMI PDU in the technical category. So for example, if I am interested in seeing how projects that are being managed by, for example, Cindy Process, I will be able to click here on her name and this would fire the visual to keep the interactions with all the other visuals I have in my report. So what’s more relevant in terms of how the hours are distributed within my governance workflow?

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