Eight Tips to Build a PMO

Project Risk Coach

So, how can you build a PMO, one that thrives? People have ways of undermining the PMO's effectiveness. Let's look at eight tips for implementing a PMO. Eight Tips to Building a PMO 1. Then don't create a PMO. How will you measure the success of the PMO?

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The PMO Game Changer: A Value-Driven Project Resource Management

The Lazy Project Manager

Project resource management by PMO has changed significantly in the last 20 years. This article would help you understand how a value-driven resource management can become a major game-changer for the PMO and become a profit centre for the business. GRAB YOUR FREE EBOOK HERE.

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New Professional Body for PMO Professionals Launched

Arras People

The House of PMO , a new professional body for PMO professionals was launched today by Lindsay Scott and Eileen Roden – the team behind the PMO Flashmob and The PMO Conference. The House of PMO (HoPMO), headquartered in the UK with an international reach, creates a home for PMO professionals where they can develop themselves, support the development of others and contribute to the development of the PMO profession.

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Writing a Great PMO CV

Arras People

We started off down a path to finding a great PMO role, so far we’ve looked at what it is you’re actually selling in the employment market and then we’ve started with the background prep we need to do before starting to write a CV. Both of these steps are crucial if we want to find a great PMO role – without them we’ll just be making application after application without really understanding the chance we have in landing one of those roles.

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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

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. In the last article – Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job – we started by getting into the right kind of mindset and understanding what it is that you’re selling. PMO PMO CV PMO Learning PMO job

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The PMO Conference 2018

Arras People

The PMO Conference is back in June this year, now in its fourth year, it’s THE conference for people who work, manage and lead PMO functions. The conference takes place on the 13th June in London and the full programme plus a new set of PMO Classes make up a three-day PMO fest. Here’s an overview of what you can expect to enjoy when you sign up for the summer of PMO event. The post The PMO Conference 2018 appeared first on arraspeople.

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The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO. For those of you who have worked in this field I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the scenarios that can lead to the demise of a PMO. You may or may not agree with his thoughts around the PMO, ” it is a function not a department” or indeed that PMOs are binned because they become stakeholders. What is a PMO anyway? The PMO gets disbanded.

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Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job. In this article we start by taking a look at the most important component when it comes to finding a new PMO job. I get a lot of questions from PMO practitioners who find job hunting a struggle – often they can’t work out why there are no positive responses to applications they make or why interviews are not ending in success and a job or contract offer. So for example, the PMO context.

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10 PMO Problems and How to Manage Them

Project Risk Coach

I highlight 10 of the 40 PMO problems and provide ways to manage them. 10 PMO Problems and Solutions 1. No project sponsor or project charter for the implementation of the PMO. The PMO doesn’t understand the organization’s culture. Need some help with your PMO?

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Agile vs Waterfall: May the 4th Be With You in the Great Debate

Speaker: Joe Pusz, President, The PMO Squad

In this discussion, PMO Joe will challenge your thinking and perhaps bring you to the conclusion that the debate doesn’t exist. He will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and examine if one is superior to the other.

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. After two years, the PMO most likely dissolves.

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PMO Career Advice Sessions in London

Arras People

Next week our very own Lindsay Scott will be bringing the PMO Flashmob to London on the 9 th and 10 th of May. This is a chance for you to sit down and talk with a PMO career expert and get a review of your CV, advice on how to develop your PMO career, getting interviews and how to prepare for them. This is a workshop specially designed for PMO support and PMO managers (both contract and permanent) to learn how to create the write their CV for the PMO market.

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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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. Perhaps it’s not called a PMO – it can be called anything. Where the PMO Closes the Gap. The PMO can: Assist in setting up the portfolio management processes and tools.

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Professional Development for the PMO Professional

Arras People

Plus you never really got or understood the bigger picture about what a PMO was about, what it could be, and what was possible with the job. For many years the PMO was stuck in the project administration doldrums, and the lack of professional development was part of that problem. The picture below shows the levels that exist today (image taken from PMO Learning ). PMO was – and still is – growing up to become a valued part of the delivery organisation.

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Realign Your Vision – 3 Ways The PMO Can Drive A Successful Business Transformation

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Business transformation is a high priority in today's corporate landscape - a fact that the C-Suite is well aware of. But once executives have decided to implement some type of transformation, they often rush to de-prioritize it. Sometimes they even stop paying any attention at all to this critical organization change, delegating essential strategy projects to those with little to no relevant experience. Enter: the project management office. PMOs are uniquely situated to orchestrate organizational change, all while building a landscape that is centered around collaboration and social interaction.

Why Is My PMO Ineffective?

Brad Egeland

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? You can have the best project managers that money can buy, but if your PMO leadership is lacking or is basically non-existent then you will always struggle with PMO success and usually fail in the end.

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The PMO Benchmark Report

Arras People

We mentioned in the report that we would go on to release other reports throughout the year – and here’s one for those of you interested in the PMO – with the PMO Benchmark Report. It was created in collaboration with PMO Flashmob and it’s available to download today.

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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. Furthermore, I describe how to handle PMO threats—things that may hinder your ability to build a PMO—here. PMO Sponsorship. Without a strong, influential sponsor, the PMO is doomed. Then don’t create a PMO.

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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?

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Key Responsibilities of the PMO

Brad Egeland

A project management office (PMO) is an organizational entity usually tasked to centralize and coordinate the management of projects within an organization. ​ A PMO oversees the management of projects, programs, or a combination of both.

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The PMO Conference is Back in Town

Arras People

I’ve spent the last few months putting together the programme for the next PMO Conference. It was a sell out success last year and firmly put PMO on the map in terms of a full day of professional thought leadership and insight sessions all aimed at those who work within PMO roles. A bigger venue with four streams of PMO sessions throughout the day with delegates being able to choose the presentations that appeal to them the most. The Integrative Role of a PMO.

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Moving On in a PMO Career

Arras People

I’m working in a PMO at the moment and looking to move on in my career over the next year. PMO still causes quite a bit of confusion in the marketplace – mainly because there are so many different types of PMO and in turn so many different types and levels of people who work within them. I advise any PMO practitioner to include in their resume a line about the type of PMO using the same language that is found in the wider marketplace.

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What are PMO Technical Competencies?

Arras People

Last week I carried out a project management careers clinic for someone looking to move on in their PMO career. There was an interesting part of the conversation when I mentioned that of course PMOs differ in different organisations but generally there is a core set of PMO technical competencies. Same goes when I talk about PMO functions and services. You’ll see that the list is pretty long – each of these items on this list we call PMO functions too.

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Taking the PMO from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Brad Egeland

What makes one PMO work better, perform better, gel better and outperform another PMO? Led by a PMO Director who leads PMs, not projects PMOs that are led by dedicated PMO directors and not just the most experienced PM in the group who also leads projects is the best way to go.

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PMO Conference 2018: Video Diary

Rebel’s Guide to PM

On 13 June 2018 I went to the PMO Conference in London. It’s one of the few conferences that is specifically focused on PMO practices, process, tools and people. I don’t think of myself as really a PMO person so I wasn’t sure what I would get out of it. The post PMO Conference 2018: Video Diary appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Elizabeth's Diary conference PMO

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The ROI of PMO

Keyedin

Understanding the essential value of investing in your PMO. Today’s PMO is a chaos wrangler, a master of governance, a resource manager and the linchpin of operational excellence. However, that is exactly what a PMO is — a partner, a value driver and a worthwhile investment.

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Are You Getting a Strategic Advantage from Your PMO?

Brad Egeland

The PMO should increase the accuracy of projects in terms of the budget, resources and schedule associated with them. If you aren't getting that accuracy – if your teams and projects are consistently missing the mark – then your PMO isn't working or working right. A sign that something is wrong somewhere in the PMO. Is your PMO helping to position you to go after the niche of projects that you are gaining the most success from?

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New PMO Competency Framework Launched

Arras People

With the news just last week that there was a new professional body for PMO professionals – the House of PMO , this week comes the announcement that they have just released a new PMO Competency Framework. PMO House of PMO PMO Competency Framework

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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. Strategy Execution were there catching up with PMO practitioners and discussing the latest challenges PMOs are facing today. Staying with the reporting theme, data analytics will be a game changer for the PMO in the coming years. Agile for the PMO.

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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. There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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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Back to PMO School in September

Arras People

There’s quite a lot going on in September for those of you who are working in PMO in the UK. PMO Flashmob – the networking group for PMO people – is hosting three events in London, Southampton and Edinburgh. Get your new bag and pencil-case sorted, it’s back to PMO School this September! Agile PMO. Still a hot topic for PMOs – the Agile PMO. The final event for PMO Flashmob takes place in London on the 29th September.

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7 Key Considerations for Building the Perfect PMO

LiquidPlanner

Does your organization invest in a Project Management Office (PMO)? If you are reading this then you must be considering setting up a PMO or have concluded your approach to project management is not working and you are in the process of analyzing, dismantling and preparing to rebuild it.

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Is Your CEO Important to Your PMO?

Brad Egeland

The project management office (PMO) in your organization. If you've ever tried to put a project management office together, or worked through the difficulties a new or struggling PMO can face in an organization, you might understand where I'm coming from. Does it happen with your PMO director saying so? Or your PMO leader putting out an announcement stating…” Here's your new project management office… now use it!” Your CEO.

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New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

Is your PMO the hub of innovation in your organisation? Getting used to a new PMO function is a significant cultural change for any project community. An organisation that previously had no centralised project support could feel that a new PMO is a constraining influence, imposing formal processes, and stopping them responding promptly to ad hoc requests. Here, a PMO will take the time to set out the benefits resulting from anything new. Change management PMO

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My virtual world tour in search for the best PMO

Henny Portman

Today I finished my tasks as judge in the 2021 World PMO of the Year Award competition organized by the PMO Global Alliance. As a judge you can learn a lot from those PMO presentations. PMO Global Alliance offers a PMO of the year award (worldwide, continent, country.

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How To Secure Your PMO Profitability?

Project-Management.pm

It’s safe to say that Project Management Office ( PMO ) has numerous advantages and the results it impacts to the organization have been effective and helpful. Every existing organization around the globe are swearing by PMO. Over the years PMO profitability seems non-existent. Such occurrence causes the PMO to fall into a disorganized chaos that disrupts the flow of the project. PMO Profitability Problem #1: The PMO is a progeny of a defective executive structure.

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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

RapidStart PMO: Online Project Management Training Review. 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. The focus here is on keeping the momentum going and making sure that you can run the PMO day-to-day.

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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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