The PMO Skillset, the House of PMO, and Strategic PM

The Strategic Project Manager

PMO’s institutionalize those processes and frameworks across all projects within an organization or domain. Are project management and PMO skillsets different? The PMO Skillset. There surely are more things a PMO does, but this covers the main groupings.

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What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

After some tapping on their laptop, they proudly showed me their new corporate webpages, proclaiming their ‘strategy’, ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. [1] All we need to do now is execute that strategy! Strategy is not hard to understand: Where is our chosen market?

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Review PMO Services and capabilities

Henny Portman

The book PMO Services and Capabilities – Including an overview of AIPMO’s competence framework – Competences per PMO service – Techniques and tools per PMO service is written by Robert Joslin. There are over 220 PMO services described in this book.

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Aligning the PMO to Organizational Strategy

WorkOtter

How do you sell management on the relevance and importance of the PMO to the organization?”. This is one of the top questions pondered by the majority of PMO leaders I have met in the workshops I have presented over the years. The question puzzled me for some time because I had difficulty understanding why anyone would need to “sell” the concept of a PMO to a management that established and funded it. The Secret is in Using a Top-Down Approach.

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The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO. For those of you who have worked in this field I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the scenarios that can lead to the demise of a PMO. You may or may not agree with his thoughts around the PMO, ” it is a function not a department” or indeed that PMOs are binned because they become stakeholders. What is a PMO anyway? The PMO gets disbanded.

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Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job. In this article we start by taking a look at the most important component when it comes to finding a new PMO job. I get a lot of questions from PMO practitioners who find job hunting a struggle – often they can’t work out why there are no positive responses to applications they make or why interviews are not ending in success and a job or contract offer. So for example, the PMO context.

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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

The event’s title of “ How to ‘Brexit-Proof’ your Project Strategy before December 14th 2018 ” provided a clear picture of the key strategies you should employ in order to best prepare for Brexit. Held at the prestigious IoD (Institute of Directors) the speakers looked at how Project Leaders could apply Agile PMO, risk management, project governance, procurement, and change management to the range of project controls and management challenges Brexit will pose.

5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO. Four years on and a few things have changed in the PMO field. There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career. Strategy.

Project Governance: Establishing an Effective Steering Committee

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Within the project management community, the concept of governance is seen as a fundamental project control, which is easy to grasp in principle. Getting the governance piece right requires insight and at times a few honest conversations about roles and responsibilities. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon that I see projects with one of the following dysfunctions in the governance area: It’s unclear to the project manager who the sponsor is.

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. Strategy Execution were there catching up with PMO practitioners and discussing the latest challenges PMOs are facing today. Staying with the reporting theme, data analytics will be a game changer for the PMO in the coming years. Agile for the PMO.

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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. Is the PMO model the right one?

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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. Aligning most of the projects and programmes to the organisation’s strategies is one of the most important benefits of implementing organisational portfolio management. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Portfolio Management Strategy Execution

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Need New PM Talent for Your PMO?

Brad Egeland

I am available for 1 on 1 mentoring, team discussions, analyzing and fixing your PMO, or coming onboard as your newest Project Manager. Contact me or email me and tell me what you need. I can be available immediately if needed.

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Which PMO Structure Is Best for Your Company?

Wrike

The structure of your organization’s project management office (PMO) may be the difference between effective and ineffective project management. Your PMO structure must blend in with the organizational culture to ensure project management success. What is a PMO structure?

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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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Maximizing PMO Value During Economic Uncertainty

Planview Blog

In times of economic uncertainty, PMO value is critical. Maximum PMO value ensures the work delivered aligns with company strategy. Certainly, the PMO is not immune. The PMO is a valuable asset in planning and executing informed decisions in an unpredictable market.

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Blue Ocean Leadership: The Secret to Blue Ocean Strategy Execution

The Strategic Project Manager

The Blue Ocean Strategy framework is unique in that it incorporates execution into the strategy. By contrast, most strategy frameworks are just that – strategy, and strategy alone. Create – clarifying organizational strategy and where team members fit.

Using Hassle Maps for Strategy and Project Management

The Strategic Project Manager

This post examines what Hassle Maps are, their usefulness, examples, and the application of Hassle Maps as a tool for strategy and project management. Here are just a few examples: Government organizations – How can we be easier for citizens to work with? Hassle Maps and Strategy.

Your Basic Guide to IT Project Governance Framework

Project-Management.pm

IT project governance framework has since been the answer to this equation, but people seemed not to fully grasp its function. This article tackles the importance and significance of IT Project Governance Framework and its impact on the projects in the organization. Project governance is crucial component of every project since the responsibilities that come with it are interconnected with different business cases, as well as the project’s overall success.

What is Your PMO’s “Marketing Plan”

Bridge the Gap Consulting

But, out of respect for the PMO manager who asked not to be named or have this published until his retirement in March of 2021, I held off. One of my first PMO managers had an Actuary background. So, he created strategy; the PMO Marketing Plan. Marketing Strategy.

How to Achieve Results Through Implementing PMO?

Project-Management.pm

Various government agencies have been the successful producing result for the past years, thanks, to adhering to mandatory policies. However, the survey shows that not all government agencies are living up to their expectations being set on them; some are behind on schedule when it comes to projects and has a hard time to even achieve their objectives because of that. Implementing PMO is the key to combat such issue. Implementing PMO Step#1: Evaluation .

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PMO Leadership: How PMOs Can Evolve into Savvy PMOs

Planview

PMO leadership today is about more than being a purveyor of governance and delivering projects on time and on budget. The Savvy PMO fosters organizational agility, cultivates efficiencies, and drives growth strategies. The Journey to Becoming a Savvy PMO.

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The PMO Roadmap for Driving Business Agility

Planview Blog

Portfolio Management Offices are in a prime position to deliver this business agility – with the right PMO roadmap. Even in normality that was a dying strategy.” 32:00): The four steps any PMO can take to adapt their PPM practices and accelerate agility, outpacing the competition. (33:55):

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. Challenges Connecting Strategy and Delivery: “How do we ensure we are investing in the right things?”. Another participant is also focused on using the data already in Planview to better align strategy and execution.

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). One of the overriding issues fueling these poor stats is the fact that in many organizations, there is a wide gap between what the PMO is doing and what the business expects. Portfolio Governance and Oversight.

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Scheduling and Cost Control in a Complex Environment

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The recent UK Government’s enquiry into the management of major projects was cut short by world events, but the interim report and oral evidence make for interesting reading. [1] And of course, for our projects and our organisations, we don’t have Governments to bail us out.

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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. Suresh Srinivasan, CTO at NYU Langone Medical Center , tells CIO, within the NYU IT department there are two key components that link the business strategy and project management. The first component is building the institutional IT strategy.

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

Planview

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. New Zealand Government, like many other government agencies, was tasked with overcoming these obstacles to develop and manage project and investment portfolios to grow the economy to deliver greater prosperity, security, and opportunities for all citizens.

Become a Modern PMO That Empowers Your Organization

Planview Blog

In this post, we’ll show you how to become a modern PMO that enables your organization to adapt to an ever-changing professional landscape. But first, let’s look at the key benefits that come from transitioning into a modern PMO. Why You Should Become a Modern PMO.

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Building an Effective Communication Strategy for Your PMO (Program/Project Management Office)

Keyedin

Technology is sometimes only as good as the principles that govern its application. Any one who has ever had to suffer through excessive use of the “reply all” email function at their organization immediately understands that deciding what to communicate to whom, at what level of detail and at which point in the process can be a puzzle for the PMO. It helps to have an overarching communication strategy running with clear deliverables and focused messaging.

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5 Characteristics of A Successful PMO Leader

Planview

Maybe you’re part of a newly-minted project management office (PMO). Or perhaps you’re a tenured PMO leader and looking to refine your skills. You’re valiant and ready to spearhead the challenges ahead for developing process and governance. This is a collection of tips to help you advance your skills, mitigate risk, and address challenges head-on to advance your newly created PMO. The post 5 Characteristics of A Successful PMO Leader appeared first on Planview Blog.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). One of the overriding issues fueling these poor stats is the fact that in many organizations, there is a wide gap between what the PMO is doing and what the business expects. Portfolio Governance and Oversight.

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Building an Effective Communication Strategy for Your PMO (Program/Project Management Office)

Keyedin

Technology is sometimes only as good as the principles that govern its application. Any one who has ever had to suffer through excessive use of the “reply all” email function at their organization immediately understands that deciding what to communicate to whom, at what level of detail and at which point in the process can be a puzzle for the PMO. It helps to have an overarching communication strategy running with clear deliverables and focused messaging.

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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.);

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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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Are Spreadsheets Leaving Your PMO Spread Too Thin?

Keyedin

Keeping tabs on your portfolio within spreadsheets may be leaving your PMO at a disadvantage. With no consistency or governance, PMOs are forced to look at individual projects without a complete business view of the value these projects will deliver.

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The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

Keyedin

Enterprises struggle with uncovering how to best use project portfolio management (PPM) tools to accelerate their business benefits and fulfil business strategies. The program management office (PMO) can demystify project management processes and ensure both a strategic and tactical approach that is holistic and gets the most value from your projects. Once visibility gets everyone aligned behind real-time facts, you’re more likely to be aligned behind overall PMO goals.

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Role of the PMO: How It’s Currently Evolving

Planview Blog

The role of the PMO is changing. We recently got an in-depth look into this new face of the PMO during our webinar – “What’s Ahead for the PMO?” Here’s a quick recap of key points about the evolving role of the PMO. Measuring PMO Value and Benefits to the Organization.

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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. This blog post is written by Strategy Execution Instructor Alan Zucker. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Need a Very Experienced and Successful Project Manager for Your PMO?

Brad Egeland

Do you need long term or one-off expert project management help right now? Tech PM or just a very experienced real world go-to Project Manager to come in and help take charge? I can do remote or onsite, full-time or part-time, W2 or 1099. Contact me by email or through my contact form here.

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