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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. Start with this quick-start post to becoming a Savvy PMO.

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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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4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO). 58% of respondents indicated that they did not feel their PMO was effective. Only 34% said that their PMO had good repeatable processes, procedures and templates in place to help them do their jobs well. And a full 47% indicated that their company’s senior leadership had no visible involvement in the PMO.

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

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

Three Key Takeaways from PMO Symposium 2019

Keyedin

PMO Symposium 2019 was held earlier this month in Denver, CO. This intense four-day event was packed with insights on building an adaptive, future-ready PMO. With the PMO currently under attack, the way a company must operate in the digital marketplace is by being more agile and open to consistent change. In doing so, your PMO can become the company’s ally in transforming itself into an adaptive, fast, flexible and competitive industry leader.

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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. Process.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

There’s two things here – AI in the solution of a project, delivered to a customer and AI being used by the project itself, to automate processes for example. Leadership. Project Management PMO report

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

January 31 — Beyond Agile Israel 2021 with this year’s topic “Agile Innovations” invites everyone who’s curious about Agile methodology to take part in the event. June 14-15, London, UK — PMO 2021 Conference is the largest UK’s conference for PMO practitioners.

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The Zombie PMO Outbreak [Infographic]

Planview

The Zombie-PMO apocalypse is here. PMOs can no longer focus on standardization, governance, or control when the business needs agility, flexibility, and innovation. The result is an outbreak of Zombie PMOs that are simply going through the motions instead of being innovative and fully agile. Consider a few of these questions to determine your PMO status: Does your PMO have a maniacal focus on standards and processes? ” PMOWarning!

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Our penchant for applying technology to every problem often makes innovations and development more complicated. We’ll show you how to develop and implement planning processes that are integrated and continuous, enabling you to adjust and react to new information and take advantage of emerging opportunities. In both cases, planning is treated as a static and linear process, lacking critical planning elements such as continuous processes, feedback loops, and measurements of results.

What Is a PMO? (Infographic)

Wrike

Whether or not you’re a project manager by title, one acronym you’re sure to hear more often is PMO. What is PMO?” PMO stands for “project management office.” The percentage of companies with a PMO has nearly doubled since 2000, according to The State of the PMO 2016. . But what exactly is a PMO, and what purpose does it serve in project management and business? Definition of PMO. Who Needs a PMO? In 2016, 85% reported having a PMO.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

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. Part 1: Driving Agile at Scale: The Agile PMO. The speed and flexibility of Agile make it an attractive working mechanism for the entire organization, and the PMO is in the ideal position to lead the way.

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Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

These days, businesses are taking an in-depth look at their project management methodology and their PMO maturity and finding that both are lagging behind. And this hesitancy can create problems in allowing a PMO to advance its Agile maturity. Innovation, growth and advancement.

Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditional approaches, which are typically more lengthy and linear in fashion, may inhibit the flow of innovation and value through your organization, and as such, making it challenging to undergo a Lean-Agile transformation without transforming your organization’s approach to portfolio management. A project-based funding structure creates a slower, more complicated budgeting process that requires estimates, plans, and details far before they are able to be accurate.

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

The role of the project manager has long been shifting away from someone who can tick off tasks as complete on a Gantt chart and towards a strategic leadership position for effecting change in an organization. Efficiency is more than having the right process.

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Managing a Strategic Project Portfolio

Planview

If you are part of the process that collects the list of projects, you are spending ridiculous hours collecting and consolidating. Meanwhile, your leadership team has a presentation (somewhere) listing the key strategic objectives intending to grow the business while creating business capabilities that impact the bottom line. This process is stifling innovation and costing the organization thousands of man-hours and likely resulting in failing … or what I refer to as failing-slow.

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From Surviving to Thriving: 3 Challenges PMOs Need to Conquer Now

Wrike

The day Lydia Agnese started her new role as PMO manager at Northstar Travel Group, she received some big news. The traditional PMO is all about standards and consistency,” says Michael Dougherty, National Project Manager at Magenic. “It A greater need to deliver change fast, and the introduction of new technology, leaves the future of the traditional process-heavy, command and control PMO uncertain. Traditionally, PMOs focus on tools, templates, and process.

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Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

While the strategic plan can feed annual plans to ensure enough of the annual budget is set aside for strategy, the real value comes into creating a continuous planning process that creates strategic agility to ultimately drive faster delivery of success. Let the ongoing strategic plan feed a continuous planning process that allows you to measure progress against metrics, consider capacity constraints, and continually make prioritization decisions using the most current information.

Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly

Planview

If you are part of the process that collects the list of projects, you are spending ridiculous hours collecting and consolidating. Meanwhile, your leadership team has a presentation (somewhere) listing the key strategic objectives intending to grow the business while creating business capabilities that impact the bottom line. This process is stifling innovation and costing the organization thousands of man-hours and likely resulting in failing … or what I refer to as failing-slow.

Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

Consultants add value by finding ways to get there, step by step, unpicking knots in process, dismantling barriers to change. They often act as an independent third party to validate a change that groups know they want to make anyway, sometimes playing the role of devil’s advocate, questioning processes that internal staff should/could not as; sometimes acting as the scapegoat when someone must explain why/who thought this experiment would be a good idea.

Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices. Much has been written in the project and product worlds about “tailoring” processes and practices, based on the work being done.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

And we mustn’t forget that there are other widely used hashtags in the #PMOT community, like #Agile, #PMO, and #PMP. Enthusiastic PMO bod. PMO flashmobber: arraspeople.co.uk. Project leadership coach, trainer and consultant. Author of ‘The Project Management Coaching Workbook’ ( US | UK ) and ‘The Power of Project Leadership’ ( US | UK ): susannemadsen.com. Leadership #PMO #StrategicPlanning Join us: project-management.pm.

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How To Make 2019 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 will be those that embrace the mantle of leadership. Throughout the project, leadership is simple – you serve your team. Project leadership is about how far you can advance those on your team to be the best version of themselves. You can get to the online course here: The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

March 16-17, Vienna — The Digital Leadership Forum will bring together experts from top companies including Stiegl, Suntory, A.P. Join and learn the latest trends in project management, communication, and leadership. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Design-Thinking and Project Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment, organisations need speed, innovation and breakthrough solutions if they are to achieve. In a previous blog How to Structure Your Organisation to Drive Innovation , we discussed how strategic project management supplies the key ingredients for choosing and executing innovative products that align with an organisation’s overall strategy. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Getting Started with Agile Portfolio Management

Keyedin

Tom Raper, our excellent Director of Product Solutions, had the opportunity to present a session at the PMO Symposium earlier this month. You can also read more about our key PMO Symposium takeaways. Agility helps you deliver products faster, innovate more creatively and stay ahead of the competition. Work nimbly, deliver swiftly, innovate constantly and always work with a customer-focused mindset.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

March 16-17, Vienna — The Digital Leadership Forum will bring together experts from top companies including Stiegl, Suntory, A.P. Join and learn the latest trends in project management, communication, and leadership. . Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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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. In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. He has 20+ years as a project manager and PMO leader.

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Cultivating an Adaptive Mindset

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Sebastian Salicru, in his post, “ Ten Leadership Capabilities for 2018 and Beyond ” explores that point further. It is easy for our minds to play tricks and drive us to our default thinking; but if we can overcome our bias and engage with a broad network to encompass other perspectives, innovation and forward thinking can come to light and present the best opportunities forward. If not, we are stifling the ability to innovate and see through the murkiness that lurks.

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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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The Future of Resource Management: Are You Prepared?

Keyedin

If they have an entire PMO to manage, this skill might very well hold the key to that PMO’s future—as a trusted business partner or as a department that produces very little business value and may very well be on its way out. The future PMO may consist of automated assignments handed out to workers across the globe using multiple languages and possessing specialized skills, with artificial intelligence (AI) literally running the whole thing.

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Dynamic Planning: Refocus, Reprioritize, and Reallocate Rapidly

Planview

EPMOs and Finance, together, can ensure the leadership team is making the best decisions now and for the future. Work with your PMO leaders to ensure your remote workforce is delivering on strategy? They can lead the way to develop new processes and procedures that increase agility.

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How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups

Scrum.org

Change is much less appreciated than innovators commonly believe. However, according to Henrik Kniberg–one of the head coaches at Spotify–it wasn’t that easy: “[It] wasn’t a big remake, more like a continuous stream of small iterative improvements to our organization and process.

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Develop Your Cultural IQ for a Globalised Business World – Live Webinar

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

You are invited to join founder and chief instructor of the Global Business Innovation Academy, Amy Karam, as she discusses how cultural IQ impacts leadership and influences your bottom line. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And then the process developed a point of view around kind of why companies were jacking it up. And all that stuff’s like really super important, but we have this debate internally quite a bit with my leadership team. Now, how do we get them to go out and be more innovative?

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Resources for Good Project Management

Herding Cats

Here are some resources for actual corrective, preventive, and simply good project management principles, processes, and practices. Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO: Multiplying ROI at Warp Speed , Gerald Kendall and Steven Rollins. Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth and Innovation , Aaron Shenhar and Dov Dvir. How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation , Dan Ward.

Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

More unusually, having recognised the benefits of agile working, Moonpig’s leadership team were keen to see if the wider organisation could also benefit from this approach. Like many, we used the Scrum framework to start optimising the software development process and we increased the emphasis on quality, adopting software craftsmanship and XP practices. I spent many months getting to know the teams, what they did, their processes and their challenges and frustrations.

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Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

MPUG

Under his leadership, over 100 professionals have earned the Agile Certified Practitioner, ACP certification, and many have written their detailed success stories. He frequently writes on Agile topics, bringing in innovative practices. Learning is always a continuous process.

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The Project Management Gatherings

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

There is a popular phrase that sums up project management, the four Ps – product, process, projects and of course people. The people element is arguably the hardest to get right – managing teams; resolving conflict; demonstrating leadership; managing performance; dealing with ‘resources’. Gatherings are hosted to aid innovation; create visions and roadmaps; to resolve a problem or to provide information, knowledge share or even wisdom.

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Asking the Right Questions to Solve Problems Better

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

It’s a universal problem which vexes even the most experienced leadership teams. The drawback with my earlier illustration of questions developed by a leadership team is that the questions addressed point 5 here – specific actions around a narrow range of solutions. Innovative questions. If we work through this process, it helps us to develop solutions which are both innovative and effective, which is the advice given by Albert and Steve at the beginning of this blog post.

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