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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Unifying Project Coordination in Today’s Chaotic World

Speaker: Jesse Fewell, Author, Project Management Trainer, Co-Creator of PMI-ACP, and CEO of Fewell Innovation

Join Jesse Fewell, Author, Project Management Trainer, Co-Creator of PMI-ACP, and CEO of Fewell Innovation, as he details the key shifts you can make to bring sanity to your projects and make sure that you meet your project deadlines.

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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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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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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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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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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PMO Conference 2018: Video Diary

Girl'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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Evolving PMO: How the pandemic is shaping future PMOs

PM Times

The post Evolving PMO: How the pandemic is shaping future PMOs appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs. The pandemic has taught everyone that anything can happen, and change is always just around the corner.

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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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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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Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

So what can a PMO do to actively support an agile transformation? An agile transformation provides the leadership of a PMO with a good opportunity to review their charter and service catalog – are these still relevant, and if not, what can be changed to ensure that the PMO is not identified as common impediment by agile teams! An agile project management office might sound to some like an oxymoron, right?

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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Girl'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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New Professional Body for PMO Professionals Launched

Brad Egeland

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.

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What is Your PMO’s “Marketing Plan”

Bridge the Gap Consulting

But, out of respect for the PMO manager who asked not to be named or have this published until his retirement in March of 2021, I held off. One of my first PMO managers had an Actuary background. So, he created strategy; the PMO Marketing Plan. PMO’s fail frequently.

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PMO Competency Framework: A Conversation with Lindsay Scott of House of PMO

Online PM Courses

Lindsay Scotthas just published a PMO Competency Framework. It's the first competency framework for PMO team members, from the leader down. The post PMO Competency Framework: A Conversation with Lindsay Scott of House of PMO appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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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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What Does PMO Mean? And Its Role in Project Management?

nTask

This is where the Project management office (PMO) enters the scene. Companies, now, rely on PMO to counter the problems encountered during project management. PMO not only adds to the efficiency of a project but also helps enhance the overall productivity of a team. What is PMO?

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Do I Need My PMO Director?

Brad Egeland

Have you ever been in a situation where you were reporting to a PMO director and you wonder what value this person brings to the table? I’m going to state what I think a good PMO director needs to bring to the table. Conclusion So, can I fire my PMO director?

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7 Key Considerations for Building the Perfect PMO

Brad Egeland

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 PMO a Healthy PMO?

MavenLink

So here you are, leading a successful project management office (PMO) and all is well with the world. If the answer to any of these is “yes,” then now is the time to move onwards and upwards (according to your plans); perhaps extending to an enterprise level PMO and connecting with your clients’ PMOs, for example. As a starting point, why not just re-validate the current support for your PMO and also re-validate the business need? As is taking your PMO “pulse.”.

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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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