Jon Clay: PMI UK’s New President Explains What’s Next For The Chapter

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This article, Jon Clay: PMI UK’s New President Explains What’s Next For The Chapter , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Professional organisations often rely on volunteers, and the PMI UK Chapter is no different. Jonathan Clay, PMI UK President.

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From The PMI Power Talks [Video]

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Here’s my video diary of the PMI Power Talks this week (about 4 minutes, safe for work). Hosted by the PMI UK Chapter in London, the Power Talks brought together 4 fantastic speakers for an afternoon of discussion and debate focused on strategy execution.

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Connecting Project Benefits to Business Strategy for Success

Herding Cats

The current PMI Pulse titled Delivering Value: Focus on Benefits during Project Execution provides some guidance on how to manage the benefits side of an IT project. The answer is they come from the Strategy of the IT function. Where is the strategy defined?

Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

PMI has published many reports that highlight the linkages between an organisation’s strategic objectives and how using programmes and projects as a mechanism to achieve those is key. Strategy management, financial planning processes; portfolio management and strategy execution are all areas for consideration. PMI also recommends areas such as competitive analysis; market awareness, trend analysis and business models and structures.

Risk responses which PMI never taught you!

Kiron Bondale

Risk avoidance is an ideal strategy for responding to severe threats – as Mr. Miyagi would have said “Best way to avoid punch, no be there.” Even though there might be strategies to take the pond out of the picture, they unerringly manage to land their ball in it.

Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

And there are communities you can connect to – on LinkedIn, through the project management bodies such as PMI and APM, etc. Strategy execution and business transformation. Lesson Six: Connect to Strategy. project speaker leading peter taylor pmi.

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

The Lazy Project Manager

In ‘Strategies for Project Sponsorship’ the authors offer advice on many types of sponsor with suggestions for ways to work with them, or compensate for their ‘skills’ or ‘interest’ gaps.

Invested in Sustainability as a PM? You should be!


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Golden Threads, and Ruby Slippers


Now, out comes the latest PMI “Pulse of the Profession” report, entitled “Capturing the Value of Project Management Through Decision Making”. First up: look at the relationship between improvements available to projects that are familiar with the strategy of their enterprises.

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Business Acumen for Project Managers [Free Checklist]

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Read the company’s 3 year plan or their strategy document (this might be a section in the annual report). You should be able to talk about the business context and financial context of your project as it sits within the wider operational strategy. PMI Templates

Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

It should be the representation in projects (and programs) of the competitive strategy that will allow business executives to convert their intentions into reality. project management apm change ipma lazy Manager peter taylor PMI pmp project project author project speaker

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How PMOs can balance time, cost and quality

Moira Alexander

If 88 percent of C-suite executives agree that project alignment with strategy is vital to organizational success, why are only 56 percent of projects meeting strategic objectives? Furthermore, in a report titled “The High Cost of Low Performance,” the Project Management Institute (PMI) states 61 percent of firms acknowledge they often struggle to bridge the gap between strategy and day-to-day implementation.

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A View from the Top

The Lazy Project Manager

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When Projects turn to a Tower of Babel

The Lazy Project Manager

But since this isn’t always possible, a communication strategy needs to be put into place. Project managers must develop a strategy for providing regular meetings to communicate with certain team members of that time-zone.

The Open Door Policy

The Lazy Project Manager

Most projects develop communication plans in a certain way; that is as a plan that is the documented strategy for getting the right information to the right people at the right time. The importance of being accessible but in a controlled way. I’m all for being there for people, honest I am.

Lazy but looking to be Busy

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter Taylor is a PMO expert who has built and led four global PMOs across several industries, and has advised many other organisations in PMO and PM strategy. “Life? Don’t talk to me about life.”

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. The latest PMI Talent Triangle is absolutely right in that one of the points is all about developing your wider business knowledge and in turn developing actual practical experience in a business role.

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Moving from Project Manager to Programme Manager

Arras People

I see programme management as a step away from hands on project control and delivery and a closer move towards strategy, business and people management. The PMI Talent Triangle has also highlighted the need to develop in these core areas so further advice and direction is available there.

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The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2018


PMI Global Conference – North America. PMI ’s annual Global Congress provides insight into current project and business challenges and strategies. Get a behind-the-scenes look into some of the world’s leading PMOs’ successful processes and strategies to improve your own results. . PMI SeminarsWorld. These in-depth seminars hosted by PMI help both novice and experienced project managers advance their careers. PMI EMEAl Congress.

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained


This step is typically performed by the project owner and it defines what the project is, how it will support the overall business strategy, who will benefit from the project and how that will happen. How to get certified: The PMI institute offers certifications for less than $500.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

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This is an edited version of a white paper I wrote with some colleagues for the PMI EMEA Summit in Barcelona. In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy.

Farewell to Black Sabbath

The Lazy Project Manager

But there is much left to be done naturally; raising the standard of executive sponsorship, connecting business strategy to project based activity, making project management a default step on the path to the top, the ‘C level’, of an organisation etc. project management apm black sabbath legacy management Manager peter taylor PMI pmp project project author project speaker

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

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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.

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Commanding More Respect as a Project Manager

Arras People

Sure, there are some practitioners around who may get results by being aggressive or confrontational but really your long-term strategy should be delivering results AND being a good guy too.

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How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Arras People

Read the PMI Pulse of the Profession Report 2015. If its zero (as suggested to me recently by a senior manager) then do read PMI’s 2015 Pulse of the Profession – Capturing the Value of Project Management.

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Project Manager Talent Gap: How to Make the Most of It


The implications for organizations and project management professionals are highlighted in new research from the Project Management Institute (PMI). The previous PMI Project Management Talent Gap report in 2012 had estimated that the number of project-related jobs would reach 52.4

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The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

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You'll also like: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Ten Strategies to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud at Work is an ebook designed for people who have ever felt as if. We’re part way through Quarter 1 and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work.

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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). Digital Operations, Strategy. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant?

Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

The report Why good strategies fail: Lessons for the C-suite published by The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited in 2013 stated in its conclusion that there was a need for increased C-suite attention to implementation (and therefore projects). Step 1: Strategies for project sponsorship.

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 much-quoted PMI Talent Gap report states that 15.7

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7 Must Read Books on Stakeholder Management

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Follows PMI practice and aligns with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This article, 7 Must Read Books on Stakeholder Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.”. The selection of risk strategies (e.g., Insurance Company Example – Strategy to Projects Map.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: The Video

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This is the video taken of me giving my Imposter Syndrome presentation at PMI Synergy. You'll also like: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Ten Strategies to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud at Work is an ebook designed for people who have ever felt as if. Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Ten Strategies to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud at Work is available from today! Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Ten Strategies to Stop Feeling.

The 20 Education Venues for Online Master of Project Management

The Master of Science in Project Management is accredited by the PMI’s Global Accreditation Center (GAC). The online master of project management provides tools and strategies for both long-term and short-term business goals and projects. The university is a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) Colorado Tech offers a Master of Business Administration in Project Management, which adapts the aspects found in PMBoK® – Guide and is accredited from PMI’s GAC.

Who should attend project management training?

Ron Rosenhead

If there is no link back to the overall strategy then the project is automatically low priority. By focussing development activity on key projects you can impact the overall strategy in a positive way.

5 Best Project Management Books for Beginners and Accidental Project Managers


Key takeaways: Field-tested philosophies and strategies behind successful projects. In this book, the world’s leading professional association in project management (PMI) provides an essential guide to basic concepts and vocabulary.

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12 Project Managers To Follow on Pinterest

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Strategy Sarah. Strategy Sarah pins about project management , career planning, productivity and taking action. There are a lot of people sharing project management articles, images and advice on Pinterest. Yes, really.

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Managing Failure in Project Management

Arras People

A study carried out by the PMI (Project Management Institute) in 2015 showed that 45% of projects are not delivered on budget, 7% are not completed on time and 56% do not meet expectations. Take a step back as not to confuse strategy errors with personal ones.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers


Essentials of Project Management Series – PMI. provides a comprehensive course catalog, covering both core project management concepts and advanced strategies. PMP, PMI-ACP, & CAPM Exam Simulator lets you practice your project management exams in a realistic online environment.

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It’s time to introduce a selection process for project sponsors

Ron Rosenhead

In our book “Strategies for Project Sponsorship” (published by Management Concepts) we made the suggestion the company should be making every effort to interview for project sponsors. Strategies for Project Sponsorship published by Management Concepts.

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