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?

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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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times. You can download your copy of Success in Disruptive Times from the PMI’s website. The PMI’s Annual Project Management Survey: The Pulse of the Profession. Our regular readers will know that, for the last two years, we have extracted the marrow from the bones of the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession survey. Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

June 10-12 — EURAM 2021 online Conference invites you to join their 20th meetup with the featured topic “Reshaping capitalism for a sustainable world“. June 14-15, London, UK — PMO 2021 Conference is the largest UK’s conference for PMO practitioners.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

The PMO 2020 Conference. Designed for the PMO practitioner, this project management conference focuses on portfolio, program and project offices. This conference is an educational bonanza for professionals, featuring PMO expert speakers, an exhibition hall of PMO products and services and time set aside for networking. PMI EMEA Congress. The event focuses on sustainability in projects, programs and portfolios, with a long-term and enterprise-level view.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

However, in the fields related to sustainability, environment and earth-geosciences, safety, health and community engagement, there are quite a few women. After high school, I delved into architectural drafting, then geological engineering, dam construction management, environmental impact studies and managing field activities to support that, and lastly a full dive into the broader realm of sustainability and it’s application to industrial developments and organisational change.

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Bridging the PM Competency Gap [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Written by Cleland Project Management Literature Award winner Rich Maltzman and his colleague Loredana Abramo, Bridging the Project Management Competency Gap is all about establishing a continuous, sustainable environment for learning in your business. The authors quote the PMI pulse of the Profession report (March 2015) that concludes that organisations that are good at knowledge transfer are 32% better at meeting project schedules than those that don’t have effective knowledge transfer.

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Radio Show Transcript - The Man Who Changed My Career - Rob Thomsett - Recorded March 23, 2018

PM That Works

00:22:00;25 - 00:24:09;02 Rob Thomsett: That change has to be sustained and accepted by the stakeholders. That is the projects are about delivering a sustained change. And you guys would have faced this all the time and you would have and you've got this traditional PMO which I'm sure you're familiar with that that has gates and has processes where you've got to insert forms and conform to certain rules before you can move on.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

With the release of the Agile Practice Guide along with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition , we can’t ignore PMI’s direction to incorporate adaptive life cycles such as agile, iterative or incremental life cycles into project and development life cycles. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential will continue to thrive. You can get to the online course here: The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down.

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How Much Time is Required For PMP Exam Preparation?


First of all, lets highlight responses over Linkedin groups: Luis Duran , PMP, ITIL V3, SFC PMO Manager | Portfolio Manager | Program Manager | IT Project Manager in Montreal Canada says: “For those aiming to get the PMP certification, my advice ( I wish someone had given me advice like this at that time) is to dedicate at least 4 months of practice tests mixed with a diverse content of Project Management material. After 4 months too late to sustain effort and focus.”.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

Should I Join the PMI/APM etc and Take their Qualifications? There's more to membership of PMI, APM, IAPM and other than the qualification, of course. The PMI is the Biggest Player, Globally. But, internationally, there is one association that is bigger, better-known, and more valued by employers: the Project Management Institute (PMI). So, should you seek one of the PMI's qualifications? The PMI. What is a PMO?

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The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Late last year I did a session for the PMI Virtual Talent Management Conference (it’s still available on demand until March 2016). Behaviours, Simulations and Sustainability. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant?

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

With the release of the Agile Practice Guide along with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition , we can’t ignore PMI’s direction to incorporate adaptive life cycles such as agile, iterative or incremental life cycles into project and development life cycles. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential will continue to thrive. It takes much more than attendance on a course to create sustained changes in performance,… Click To Tweet.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: Success in Disruptive Times by Managing Projects Effectively


PMI’s most recent Pulse of the Profession is about how to succeed in a disruptive world, with challenges being, among others, new technologies (like autonomous vehicles), artificial and data intelligence and big data. ABOUT THIS REPORT Conducted since 2006, PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® is the premiere global survey of professionals who provide project, program, or portfolio management services within global organizations.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) : A certificate in project management basics offered by Project Management Institute (PMI). Project management terminology can be complicated.

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Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

How is this sustainable in the long term? All of this is reflected in the PMI’s Talent Triangle ™ of leadership, technical and strategic and business management skills. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. 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.

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


Today’s session is eligible for 3/4 of a PMI PDU in the strategic category, and the code to claim that is on the screen now. Is it your PMO, individual project managers, or others? 55% PMO, and 45% individual project managers. Tad: Well good, clearly it is the PMO that is landing much of this, but it’s actually the innovation or strategy groups that start much of this activity. Is this because the PMO’s not adding enough value?

Nuclear Cleanup To Bridge Upgrades: How Top Projects Get It Done

Project Management Hacks

From AT&T To Project Consulting Success: A Profile of Frank Saladis, PMI Fellow Profile. In PMI Fellow Profile: Frank Saladis , you will learn about how this highly successful project manager built his career. How Symcor’s PMO Improved Performance and Client Satisfaction. Symcor’s PMO shows that PMO processes and governance can add value! In my article, Insights from a High-Performance PMO , I explore how the organization improved their results.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

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. PRiSM (Projects integrating Sustainable Methods). If you’re a fan of sustainability, this is the method for you. PMI’s PMBOK. Are you preparing to become a project manager but you don’t know where to start?

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

How can Scrum or Kanban (agile methodologies in general) methods fit the existing PMI ® framework (i.e. What if your PMO refuses to adjust its methodology for business needs and only looks at itself first? Do we need to wait till we complete the project and realise the deliverable, then work on harvesting the benefits and then sustaining the values? PMI, PMBOK, and PMP are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.