Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members). PMO Flashmob – the networking and learning group – has spent the last year trying to understand the impacts of AI on projects – specifically the management of projects. Project Management PMO report

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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. For example, if your PMO is created solely with the purpose of being the ‘project police’ then you will be in for a very short run.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. If you have even a passing interest in the field, then you’ve bumped up against PMI. Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. Quick Facts About PMI. The PMI footprint is huge. A History of PMI. But where did PMI start? The Goals & Standards of PMI.

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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?

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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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Girl's Guide to PM

RapidStart PMO: Online Project Management Training Review. He is a former Chair of PMI and has extensive speaking experience around the world. The paid course covers everything you’d need to get a PMO up and running in a few months. There are two workstreams within the RapidStart methodology: Workstream 1: Designing, launching and aligning the PMO. Then it talks about aligning the PMO. Workstream 2: Operating the PMO. Philip Diab of RapidStart PMO.

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PMI Are some more equal than others?

The Lazy Project Manager

And the declaration is I am challenging all of the project management organisations and publications around the world (you may have seen a series of articles from 2015 at the same time as the PMI EMEA Congress in London and this year I am back again just before the PMI EMEA Congress in Barcelona but that is because it is at this time of the year I reflect on what I am doing, and look at the project community around me – and so, to be very clear I am not just attacking PMI ).

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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Worldwide, those figures account for a 68% uplift in economic activity related to project-oriented work (figures from PMI’s Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027 ). 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. The only entity that exists today that can support that is the PMO. Where the PMO Closes the Gap.

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PMO Health Check 101

Brad Egeland

Do you have a healthy PMO? If you are a project-centric organization, then a project management office (PMO) that is run effectively, efficiently, productively and focused on delivering great projects from great leaders is what it's all about. PMO health is all about. A PMO that is headed in the right direction has an experienced leader at the helm. Indeed, the PMO will suffer greatly and it will likely be doomed to fail. Is it run efficiently?

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Project Management Careers Q&A – PMO Manager Career Path

Arras People

I’ve been working as a PMO Manager for a number of years now and I want to progress further into portfolio level PMOs, getting involved in strategy execution and generally working at a more senior level. As well you know, there are many different types of PMO in existence so the transition you make will largely depend on this – the culture, context, and the type of services provided by your PMO today. All terms that are associated with great Portfolio PMO leaders.

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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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3 Ingredients for a Successful PMO

Brad Egeland

Though most organizations now have some form of formal project management office (PMO), there is still no guarantee of project success or even PMO success. Yet PMI reported in a study that as many as 68% of all projects fail to some degree.

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PMO Maturity for Business Innovation, Growth and Advancement

Keyedin

Achieving PMO maturity can save your organization time, resources and money, streamline operations and create a more cohesive organization. The greatest of these benefits is found in how PMO Maturity sets up an organization for long-term success through innovation, growth and advancement. PMO Maturity Supports Business Innovation. ” [1] Based upon that definition, it’s easy to see how PMO maturity and PMO innovation translate into broader business innovation.

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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How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

Planview

First, let’s acknowledge that it’s not easy to establish an effective prioritization process when your PMO and teams are in high demand. In fact, according to PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession report , while 87 percent of PMO directors characterize such processes as “very important” or “essential,” only 12 percent state that they are already “excellent” at prioritizing initiatives. [1]. How do you prioritize your work?

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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.

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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. Yet PMI reported in a study that as many as 68% of all projects fail to some degree. this a necessary question for those that do need a PMO? That’s another area that needs to be considered – how does the PMO get funded? Usually this is a PMO director.

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The PMO Series (3): The Different Project Management Office Types

Inloox

A PMO has various functions and purposes: It’s responsible for establishing and maintaining standardized processes, methods and policies in the organization and to make sure that projects align with the organizational business strategy. The 3 Fundamental PMO types As we’ve already established, there is no one-size-fits-all PMO, each organization will define the role and responsibilities of their PMO depending on their business strategy, culture and history.

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Warning Signs Your Sponsor Doesn’t Care About the Project—and How to Change That

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter Taylor is a PMO expert currently leading a Global PMO, with 200 project managers acting as custodians for nearly 5,000 projects around the world, for Kronos Inc. Peter Taylor is also the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship.

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Give Your Organization the PMO Edge – Become a Certified PMO Developer

Brad Egeland

An organization can certainly operate a PM infrastructure with a dedicated project management office (PMO). the ones truly dedicated to the success of their project managers and the projects they lead are the organizations that have invested time and money and effort into creating a viable PMO. that can help you get on the fast track to creating an center of excellence for your PMO by training you to become a Certified PMO Developer.

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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. It’s not enough what you were told when you were hired or promoted for the top PMO role. In other words, you’re identifying your PMO’s stakeholders.

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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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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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Leading and Delivering the Best PMO for your Business

The Lazy Project Manager

As a part of the PMI Australia Conference (Adelaide 30th and 31st May) where I will be delivering a keynote on ‘The Social Project Manager’ – I will also be leading a one day master class on 1st June on ‘Leading and Delivering the Best PMO for your Business’ at Flinders University in the CBD, Adelaide.

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Professionalise Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

Perhaps we might begin with the PMO. Since PMOs lead the project management community – either directly or indirectly, according to your PMO model (see appendices) – then by considering what the best PMOs offer we can gain some insight and see that: The best PMOs have consistent, repeatable PM practices across the enterprise.

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What’s New? Project Management Trends: Your 2020 Update

Online PM Courses

Project Management Career Project Trends and Changes APM EPMO PMI PMO PMO 3.0 I don't do forecasts. Things change too quickly. But we can spot project management trends and infer how we need to prepare. The post What’s New?

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The PMO Series (1): Definition and Function of a Project Management Office

Inloox

First off: The acronym “PMO” has many different meanings. In this blog series, however, we will use the acronym PMO to describe the project management office. Definition PMO The project management office is responsible for the overall project management controlling and for the maintenance of project management systems for the entire organization. The project assistance is only assigned to one specific project, while the PMO is the central point of contact for all projects.

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5 Things a PMO Manager Should Never Say

Meisterplan

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2017 reported that companies who align their PMOs to strategy report “38 percent more projects meet original goals and business intent and 33 percent fewer projects are deemed failures.” On top of that, when I attended the PMI Global Conference in Chicago last October, I noticed that all of the sessions having to do with PMOs were very well attended, some were even standing room only.

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Project Management Careers Q&A – Moving to a Portfolio PMO

Arras People

I’m currently working in a PMO, supporting a large program. I’d like to move into a portfolio PMO in the next few years and want advice on what I should be doing to make this a reality. Take a look at the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) from PMI as a starting point. Q&A Project Management Careers PMOThe link between an organisation’s strategy and how that strategy is delivered is commonly referred to as portfolio management.

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Are your Project Managers working too hard to be effective?

The Lazy Project Manager

During my time leading a number of PMOs across different organisations one thing was common across all of the project managers that worked under the PMO, and that was they generally could be placed in to two groups. Peter Taylor is a PMO expert currently leading a Global PMO, with 200 project managers acting as custodians for nearly 5,000 projects around the world, for Kronos Inc. ‘Progress isn’t made by early risers.

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A View from the Top

The Lazy Project Manager

level ceo cfo change cio lazy peter taylor PMI pmo pmp project project manager projects projtec management tailwindThe following is an extract from my new book ‘How to get Fired at the C-Level: Why mismanaging change is the biggest risk of all’ in association with my friends at Tailwind Project Solutions – the extracts follow a series of 5 Challenges that I think every organisation should consider, and consider very carefully: ‘Change is the law of life.

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The Need for Speed

The Lazy Project Manager

project management apm author book certification fun ipma lazy project manager linkedin peter peter taylor PMI pmo pmp podcast project project manager project speaker speaker speed sponsor sponsorshipNow an immediate disclaimer from me, this article really isn’t about anything to do with speed but it is a neat title I thought. Well when I say nothing to do with speed it does in an indirect way. Let me explain.

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What Is a PMO? (Infographic)

Wrike

Project management is a discipline loaded with acronyms: PMP, PRINCE2, CPM, WBS, PMBOK, PMI… and about 150 others. 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. . Definition of PMO. Who Needs a PMO? The PMO Director.

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Project Management Trends: A Fresh Look

Online PM Courses

Project Management Career Project Trends and Changes APM EPMO PMI PMO PMO 3.0 3 years ago, we wrote about the most important Project Management trends. Those predictions are maturing nicely. And there are some new trends to add.3 years ago, we wrote about the most important Project Management trends. Those predictions are maturing nicely. And there are some new trends to add. The post Project Management Trends: A Fresh Look appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

It is stated in the Standish Chaos Report, amongst many others, including PMI’s ‘Pulse of the Profession’, that the sponsor is the person who is ultimately responsible for the success (or failure) of the project, who represents the business and the business change. Step 2: Building the best PMO. Here will explore the true value of a good PMO in guiding project success and supporting the sponsor community in the management of the portfolio of project change.

In Anticipation of PMI Global Congress North America 2012

Wrike

Speaking of the event agenda: this is one of the things that we recently discussed with Paula Jayne White, PMI’s Director, Professional Development. Read our full conversation to find out about the focus of the upcoming event and discover some lessons that such a huge project like PMI Congress can teach. Could you please tell me a bit about your PMI history and your role in organizing the Congress in Vancouver?

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What is the value of a PMO?

Hydra

What is the value of a PMO? According to PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession® more organisations are discovering the value of project management offices (PMOs)*. Project Management

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Dreading Taking the Meeting Minutes?

Arras People

This question came from my regular column in PMI’s Network magazine – if you have a question, leave it in the comments section and we’ll feature it in a future edition. PMO Q&A Project Management Careers project support meeting minutesI’ve been working in a Project Officer role for a few months, it’s my first time in the role and I feel out of my depth.

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How many licks does it take to get to the centre of a lollipop?

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter Taylor is a PMO expert currently leading a Global PMO, with 200 project managers acting as custodians for nearly 5,000 projects around the world, for Kronos Inc. Peter Taylor is also the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship.

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