The Balanced PMO

The Lazy Project Manager

The same is true of the PMO. A balanced approach will definitely pay dividends and will not only ensure that the PMO is as effective and efficient as possible but will also aid the acceptance of the PMO by the rest of the organisation. P = Process.

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Getting Started With Your PMO CV

Arras People

When you’re looking for a new role in PMO, we never start with the thinking that we’re looking for an average job, something that will do. It’s about putting our best selves forward so we can find and secure a great PMO job. PMO PMO CV PMO Learning PMO job

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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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Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

So what can a PMO do to actively support an agile transformation? Examining their own operational processes and leaning them out as much as possible. Shifting portfolio reporting from being a manual, onerous process to the automated consumption of information radiators.

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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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Build A PMO You Can Be Proud Of

Project Risk Coach

So, how can you build a PMO you can be proud of, one that thrives? No one intends to build an impotent PMO, but it happens. The PMO lacks power and effectiveness. Therefore, people see the PMO as a hindrance, not an enabler. PMO Sponsorship. How to Jump-Start a 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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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Building an adaptive leadership mindset, skill set and toolset. The PMO: Gap Closer. It’s the PMO. In a small organisation, it’s a central PMO that carries out key services in portfolio, programme and project support. Where the PMO Closes the Gap.

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Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

1) How certified is your PMO or PM infrastructure? 2) Who's leading your PMO and how effective is that leadership and the PMO in general? How Certified and is Your PMO or PM Infrastructure and How Effective is the Leadership?

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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. Agile for the PMO. Digital PMO.

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Does the PMO Really Need a DIrector

Brad Egeland

Have you ever been in a situation where you were reporting to a PMO director and you wonder what value this person brings to the table? I’m going to state what I think a good PMO director needs to bring to the table. It’s how the viability of the PM processes is maintained.

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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. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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5 Ingredients for PMO Success

Brad Egeland

Often times at the heart of a successful project management practice is a project management office, or PMO, that has been structured to create a path of success for company projects and the project managers who lead them. From my experience, there are five key ingredients to a successful PMO.

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Running Projects from Home – The New Normal

Arras People

Making this change is a process that may be difficult for those not used to prolonged periods of time away from the office. Over the course of the lockdown, I have been attending weekly Zoom meetings with PMO Flashmob WFH.

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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. Do we really need a PPM tool to do the PMO right?

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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?

LiquidPlanner

Project managers wonder where the PMO fits in their career as many project managers are rewarded with more projects and higher complexity and scope—not detours into process, methodology, and compliance. Is joining a PMO a good career move? Will I be stuck if I go into the PMO?

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I recall wanting to write on my internal project status report to the IBM PMO that “the business is revolting”. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government.

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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What Is a PMO? PMO Meaning and Examples

Teamweek

In the last decade, more and more corporations have developed a project management office (PMO) to benefit their business. To get started, you’ll want to learn more about PMO examples, how to set one up, and how to train your employees. What Is a PMO? PMO Examples.

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Encountering PMO Failures and How to Combat Them

Project-Management.pm

Large organizations have their own Project Management Office ( PMO ) that covers this area; organizing the best practices and methodologies of doing tasks and achieving them. These PMO practices and processes are sold to CIO for executive support in order to ensure that such practices are amended. This cause project teams to feel negatively towards PMO teams ; no one is that keen t be told what to by someone who is under-qualified to cover the project.

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Turning Good Project Management into Great Project Leadership

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Many organisations are investing in people, processes and structure to create teams focused on strategy execution, often by establishing project management offices (PMOs). This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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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Where Should the PMO Fit in the Organization?

Brad Egeland

I realize not everyone and every organization needs a project management office (PMO). Some project management infrastructures just aren't at the maturity level to really make use of a PMO. this a necessary question for those that do need a PMO? Usually this is a PMO director.

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. The leadership perception issue, as we call it, usually comes in two forms: Executive sponsors do not possess top-level visibility.

PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. The leadership perception issue, as we call it, usually comes in two forms: Executive sponsors do not possess top-level visibility.

How Can I, as a Project Manager, Land a Leadership Position Faster?

Paymo App

Suppose you’re a project manager and have all your ducks in a row: sufficient industry experience, a PMP accredited certification, and a handful of successfully delivered projects that recommend you for a leadership position. The road to project leadership.

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5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Proving the value of the PMO to important stakeholders – in terms that are important to them.

Is a PMO the Right Strategic Plan

Brad Egeland

Whether you have a PMO or just one or more project managers or even no true defined project managers, projects still happen. ​ The question is, do you need a Project Management Office (PMO) wrapped around the process of running these initiatives, projects, engagements or tasks? Does the organization need a more formal process in place to be a central repository for the leadership of those projects?

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What Does a Successful PMO Look Like? By Brad Egeland

MindGenius

I’ve been a part of many PMO’s – I’ve even helped with or led the building process for a couple of them. The long lasting PMO has executive buy-in. It is critical for the PMO to really be taken seriously in the organization. Strong, focused leadership.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery

Planview

Success requires becoming a more “Adaptive PMO,” evolving how you plan, govern, and empower delivery teams to do their best work. Since every organization is different, you need to find your PMO’s optimal path to facilitate agility and deliver strategic outcomes faster.

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Crystal-Clear Reporting Enables Your PMO to Deliver Value

Keyedin

Effective reporting—the intel from the field that gets distilled into cogent parcels for the right internal audience—is the lifeblood of a PMO. The organization is counting on the PMO to provide a level of company-wide visibility that didn’t exist before.

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THE FIRST THING TO DO WHEN SETTING UP A PMO

The Squad Report

Setting up a Project Management Office (PMO) can appear to be daunting. Identify why a PMO is needed in your organization / department. If you want your PMO to be accepted by your organization, and get its permission to exist, you must focus on determining why your PMO is really needed.

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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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Symptoms of an Ineffective PMO by Brad Egeland.

MindGenius

Are your project managers growing, expanding their careers, gaining needed training and certifications and mentoring colleagues the way a successful project management office (PMO) should be operating? Here are my favorites… Poor leadership.

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I recall wanting to write on my internal project status report to the IBM PMO that “the business is revolting”. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first.

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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Crystal-Clear Reporting Enables Your PMO to Deliver Value

Keyedin

In the case of the PMO (project/program management office), this reporting means a better enterprise view of resource usage, a cycle of improvement on project processes, the ability to intervene at the right time for struggling projects, and greater likelihood that the program is held to the desired budget and scope parameters. Effective reporting—the intel from the field that gets distilled into cogent parcels for the right internal audience—is the lifeblood of a PMO.

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Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

Keyedin

What do RMs and employers say about the burgeoning field of RM leadership? The resource management (RM) discipline is where enterprise-wide, project management leadership was several years ago: Technology changes were driving rapid redefinition of roles.

5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Proving the value of the PMO to important stakeholders – in terms that are important to them. Our first bucket of PMO benefits concerns its ability to drive better business decisions. PMO Benefits Bucket two is the ability to avoid or reduce your exposure to risks.

PPM Benefits for the Project Management Office

Arras People

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is the centralized management of the processes, methods, and technologies used by project managers and project management offices (PMOs) to analyze and collectively manage current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics.”.

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