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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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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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

Of note we can see the following: The Project Manager cohort is dominated by PRINCE2 with 62% having attained the Practitioner level and a further 9% having just the Foundation level. Of note we can see the following: The Programme Manager cohort is also dominated by PRINCE2 with 75% having attained the Practitioner level and just 3% having only the Foundation level. PMO Managers: When cut by those indicating that they operate as PMO Managers the top 10 delivers the table below.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

PRINCE2 – Top of the Pile: Love it or otherwise, the PRINCE2 certification still retains its position as the most common amongst UK based project management practitioners; with roughly two-thirds of the pool saying they have the Practitioner level of achievement. MSP – A Broader Perspective: After the PRINCE2 certifications we have Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) which 29% of the respondents identified as being part of their learning.

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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

There is a dizzying array of project management courses out there to help you achieve project management qualifications, both for PMI courses, PRINCE2 courses and more. Certification: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®. No round up of project management courses to help you get through the PMI exams would be complete without a nod to Cornelius Fichtner. Logical Model PRINCE2 courses. Simon has two online e-learning video PRINCE2 courses. The PMO Lifecycle.

What Is a PMO? (Infographic)


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?

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

Gateway (PRINCE2). The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) PMBOK 6th Edition: Phase Gate : A review at the end of a phase in which a decision is made to continue to the next phase, to continue with modificatin, or to end a project or program. ’ PRINCE2 and the UK Government refer to Gate 0 – Strategic Assessment. PRINCE2 and the UK Government refer to Gate 1 – Business Justification. Senior PMO staff.

Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

Arras People

AXELOS – Uses the Best Management Practise toolkit qualifications and are the home of the famous PRINCE2. PMI – Are a not for profit organisation based in the USA. The qualifications you should be looking at for this level are: APM – Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the PRINCE2 Foundation. The qualifications to look at for this level are the AXELOS Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) and PMI Programme Management Certification (PgMP).

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

This is a schematic version of how the PMI represents it in the 6th Edition of its Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). A note for PRINCE2 Practitioners. Guidance from your PMO (Project/Program/Portfolio Management Office). The highlighting of work is mine, not PMI’s. Again, my highlights, not PMI’s. I hope the PMI won’t be upset if I say that I find the distinction between the two as a little artificial.

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Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Online PM Courses

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project management Body of Knowledge (the PMBoK) has Project Cost Management as one of its ten Knowledge Areas (or KAs). Anything else… You’ll also want to add in whatever else your Project Management Office(PMO), your Project Board, or your Project Sponsor asks you to include. The PMI’s PMBOK is weak on governance throughout. Project Cost Management often puts people off.

Certification Proliferation and Confusion

Leading Answers

20 years ago things were much simpler, in North America, the PMP was the dominant credential, in the UK and ex British Empire countries it was PRINCE2. Today I discovered 7 different credentials for PMO staff from the same provider. Within the PMI community, people know the CAPM® is a foundational credential and the PfMP® is more advanced. However, outside the PMI the situation is complex and rapidly evolving. Agile Project Management Certification PMI-ACP

10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are a PMI member, you’ll get access to the resources marked Premium as well, so that’s an added bonus. PRINCE2 Templates from Axelos. If you work in a PRINCE2 environment, you’ll be aware that it’s quite document heavy! The latest version of PRINCE2 has a focus on tailoring, so you should be picking and choosing the documentation that you need, instead of creating everything. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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To project management certify or not…?

Ron Rosenhead

Should I get PRINCE2/ APM/PMI’ is usually attached to the question. Many people who have been on a qualification course come along at the end of the course and saying something like ‘I went onto a PRINCE2/ APM/PMI qualification course and this 2 days makes much more sense’ Or, ‘I can apply this to my projects straight away. That is the question…. Now I know I may well upset a few people with this articles however here goes….

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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: Leadership #PMO #StrategicPlanning Join us: PMI: @ PMInstitute. PMI’s blog team: @ PMvoices. Senior Project Manager, PMP, PMO-CP certified. Tweeting for those involved in PPM and PMO’s. PMI Madrid-Spain Board of Directors.

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Keep your mind Project Management sharp with these resources

Project Management Five

I know many of my readers are professional PMs working within larger PMO structures. Additionally, you should also work on continuing your education; advanced degrees, next level certifications (working on my PMI-ACP now), or simple refresher courses are all on life's menu.

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The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Allocating financial resources to the proper projects is often a painful selection process for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), General Manager, PMO Director or whoever makes those decisions in your organization. The hybrid PPM approach A new hybrid approach to project management allows you to combine the best of Scaled Agile with all major features of common PM standards including PMI, IPMA and PRINCE2. What exactly is hybrid PPM?

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99 Reasons to Love (and Join) MPUG Now!


Many, many opportunities to earn PMI® PDUs. Over 550 hours of on-demand training eligible for PMI® PDU credit. You can earn PMI® PDUs for attending web events. The ability to earn PMI® PDUs for watching on demand recorded training. What’s PRINCE2?

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Keep your mind Project Management sharp with these resources

Project Management Five

I know many of my readers are professional PMs working within larger PMO structures. Additionally, you should also work on continuing your education; advanced degrees, next level certifications (working on my PMI-ACP now), or simple refresher courses are all on life’s menu.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Project management methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, PRINCE2, PRiSM, Six Sigma, Critical Path, and many more. Perhaps one of the most commonly known project management certifications, the Project Management Professional certification, provided by the Project Management Institute (PMI), sets the standards for project management. For Europe, you might want to look for a PRINCE2 certification. The PRINCE2 Certification. PRINCE2 Practitioner. PMI’s PMBOK.

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

The IIL Blog

By Anselm Begley, PMP, PRINCE2, CBAP, CSM, APMG Managing Benefits. To achieve certification, candidates need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam developed by a governing body or professional association, such as the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, and the exam content corresponds to a global standard – such as PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). PRINCE2® – developed by AXELOS in the UK.

Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch


And yet, we had some significant shifts this year, most notably PMI releasing the sixth edition of “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” ( PMBOK® Guide ), alongside the Agile Practice Guide. The updated PRINCE2 guidelines that were released this year also include information on tailoring for your environment. The much-quoted PMI Talent Gap report states that 15.7 As we move into the New Year, it’s the time for reflecting on what’s happened and what is to come.

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10 LinkedIn Groups every Entrepreneur & Project Manager should join


Another large group accommodating 370,842 members, where you can discuss anything related to project management including PMP certification, PMBOK PDU, Prince2, software development, CMMI, IEEE, ISO, Six Sigma, Agile, Scrum, ITIL & PMO. PMI Project, Program & Portfolio Management: An Official group of Project Management Institute, this vibrant group boasts over 233,836 members. Starting a business is not everybody’s cup of tea.

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20 Online Training Resources for Project Managers


Accreditation: PMI Registered Education Partner; PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organization. . Accreditation: PMI Registered Education Provider and Registered Consultant Program participant. Accreditation: PMI Registered Education Provider. Passionate PM has a wide selection of on-demand learning modules for earning PDUs, or enrolling in live online prep courses for the PMI-RMP exam, PMP/CAPM exam, or an accelerated PMP “Exam Cram.”

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Many traditional portfolio management solutions are designed for mature PMO’s and include a lot of functionality that teams either don’t use or may not have the sophistication to use successfully. By not overwhelming users with unneeded functionality, early-stage PMO’s can more successfully adopt Acuity PPM software in their company. The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen.

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How to Create a Proven Project Management Framework


The rules and guidelines are set by an external authority such as PMI or GPM (for PRiSM). In PMBOK, for example, the project initiation stage involves developing a business case, undertaking a feasibility study, and setting up a PMO. Other methodologies you can consider include PRINCE2, Agile, Scrum, Critical Path Method (CPM) and Integrated Project Management (IPM). A well-defined project management framework will bring much-needed order to your projects.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


3% use PRINCE2. [4]. Number of PMI Certified Project Managers: Total Number of PMP credential holders: 607,128. # PMI Agile Certified Practitioner holders: 5,265. [14]. PMO Popularity by Company Size: 61% of small organizations (<$100M) have a PMO. 88% of mid-size companies ($100M-$1B) have a PMO. 90% of large enterprises (>$1B) have a PMO. [16]. Number of companies with a PMO has grown from 47% to 80% from 2000-2012.

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PM Experts on Why Projects Fail – Epicflow Research Part 1

Epicflow Blog

In this article, we share some of the main reasons for failure according to project leaders at IBM, Microsoft, GE Oil & Gas, Bühler Group, ExxonMobil, PMI, and other organizations. Eigen Halpin , a PMO Manager at Cisco, emphasizes the importance of proper organization, which presupposes clear roles and responsibilities across teams. According to a survey conducted by PMI in 2018 , 29% of respondents said poor communication was the primary cause of project failure.

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