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.

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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. So for example, the PMO context. PMO Skills. PMO Experience.

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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. What is a PMO anyway?

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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

The event’s title of “ How to ‘Brexit-Proof’ your Project Strategy before December 14th 2018 ” provided a clear picture of the key strategies you should employ in order to best prepare for Brexit.

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.

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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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Girl's Guide to PM

RapidStart PMO: Online Project Management Training Review. Diab is the CEO of Leadership Formation, a consulting firm that focuses on helping organisations with strategy, alignment, execution and people. Then it talks about aligning the PMO. Workstream 2: Operating the 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., The risk to not doing so is to, at the very least, slow the return on investment of the new PMO down.

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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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. 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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The Need for an Innovative PMO

MPUG

Traditionally, the department managing the flow of projects, including innovation initiatives, is the Project or Portfolio Management Office (the PMO). According to the Project Management Institute, 71% of companies have a PMO, a steady rise over the past ten years.

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. Agile for the PMO. Strategy (and Portfolio).

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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. The AIPMO has introduced deeper learning for PMO practitioners – for practitioners at different stages of their career.

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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. As well you know, there are many different types of PMO in existence so the transition you make will largely depend on this – the culture, context, and the type of services provided by your PMO today. All terms that are associated with great Portfolio PMO leaders.

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Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

So far in this blog series, we have defined strategy, covered the basis of strategic planning, and discussed who to include in your strategic planning team. Part 2: Begin to Deliver Strategy… Fast. Step 1: Start with strategy.

How the Savvy PMO Does Demand Management

Planview

Have no fear, the Savvy PMO is here! Your team of experts can objectively assess all incoming work for alignment to strategy, risk mitigation, customer impact, overall improvement, financial benefit, capacity, and more.

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Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

In this article, Patrick Tickle from Planview * gives us the top five trends for any PMO wanting to stay ahead of the game – in this fast paced interconnected world. What does the “P” in PMO stand for? White Paper: 8 Reasons Your Business Strategy Might Just Fail.

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How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

To align business goals with project management (PM), leaders from the enterprise project management office (EMPO) or project management office (PMO) need to be involved in strategic planning sessions alongside senior-level management. Suresh Srinivasan, CTO at NYU Langone Medical Center , tells CIO, within the NYU IT department there are two key components that link the business strategy and project management. The first component is building the institutional IT strategy.

Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. Challenges Connecting Strategy and Delivery: “How do we ensure we are investing in the right things?”. Another participant is also focused on using the data already in Planview to better align strategy and execution.

Building an Effective Communication Strategy for Your PMO (Program/Project Management Office)

Keyedin

Any one who has ever had to suffer through excessive use of the “reply all” email function at their organization immediately understands that deciding what to communicate to whom, at what level of detail and at which point in the process can be a puzzle for the PMO.

Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?

LiquidPlanner

Project managers wonder where the PMO fits in their career as many project managers are rewarded with more projects and higher complexity and scope—not detours into process, methodology, and compliance. Is joining a PMO a good career move? Will I be stuck if I go into the PMO?

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How Do You Conduct Resource Planning as a Savvy PMO?

Planview

Today’s enterprises are increasingly looking to the PMO to boost the bottom line. The Savvy PMO consistently assigns its people to the highest value work and rebalances roles, people, and team assignments to ensure strategic alignment. It’s people first for the Savvy PMO.

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Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO

Planview

Regardless of whether you’re still learning how to prioritize projects or you’re a seasoned veteran, you can walk away from this blog knowing how to become a Savvy PMO. It may require a little experimenting to find the right method to match the needs of your PMO and organization.

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Building an Effective Communication Strategy for Your PMO (Program/Project Management Office)

Keyedin

Any one who has ever had to suffer through excessive use of the “reply all” email function at their organization immediately understands that deciding what to communicate to whom, at what level of detail and at which point in the process can be a puzzle for the PMO.

How to Achieve Results Through Implementing PMO?

Project-Management.pm

Implementing PMO is the key to combat such issue. With this, PMO will take over various components of the agency such as strategy , quality of the products, and enhancement of resource management. PMO is crucial and a key instrument in for the success of any existing agency. Implementing PMO will boost all the agency’s structures and that includes the results that they will deliver. Implementing PMO Step#1: Evaluation . Implementing PMO Step#2: Planning.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014).

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Begin to Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

If you’ll recall, we previously got you set up to translate your organization’s strategy into a top down vision with metrics in the blog, “ Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly.” Effective strategy planning will take multiple departments.

Surviving the Zombie PMO Apocalypse

Planview

The PMO is under fire … but why? Perhaps the business is evolving and the focus of the PMO has shifted. Is digital transformation and the need to drive growth strategies across the organization creating complexity? The Zombie PMO pandemic is upon us. Zombie-PMO Symptoms.

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How to develop a PMO strategic plan

Moira Alexander

Having a solid company-wide strategic plan provides the blueprint that all PMO initiatives should align with and be measured against. Unfortunately, only 41 percent of strategic PMOs have a high level of alignment with their organization's strategy. Given the likelihood of project failure , organizations are under increasing pressure to develop a PMO strategic plan.

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5 Characteristics of A Successful PMO Leader

Planview

Maybe you’re part of a newly-minted project management office (PMO). Or perhaps you’re a tenured PMO leader and looking to refine your skills. This is a collection of tips to help you advance your skills, mitigate risk, and address challenges head-on to advance your newly created PMO.

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Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly

Planview

Then, you pass the list of projects to those who “align” those projects to strategy? Who is responsible for delivering strategy? You must start with strategy. You must connect strategy to what the organization is doing, while providing a plan to deliver faster.

Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life

Planview

In this blog series, we are providing an overview of the seven planning types to help you deliver on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. Can you define your organizational strategy in the form of a strategic plan? Lean and Agile PMO

Six Reasons Why Strategy Execution Goes Wrong And How To Recover

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

You’ve created a robust corporate strategy and aligned all your projects. Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for your strategy to be delivered, right? In this article, we share six reasons why strategy execution might go wrong and how you can address them.

How to develop a PMO strategic plan

Moira Alexander

Having a solid company-wide strategic plan provides the blueprint that all PMO initiatives should align with and be measured against. Unfortunately, only 41 percent of strategic PMOs have a high level of alignment with their organization's strategy. Given the likelihood of project failure , organizations are under increasing pressure to develop a PMO strategic plan.

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

In this blog series, we will be discussing five types of planning that are crucial to delivering on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. They require people, strategies, work, outcomes, and technology. Lean and Agile PMO Product Innovation

Combining Waterfall and Agile in SAFe

Arras People

What should be shared across the two methodologies – the Agile focused PMO. First, we recognize that the existing PMO can provide governance across both the Waterfall and the Agile programs. PMO Agile Project Management Project Management Techniques agile Agile PMO

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IT PMO - KPI Dashboard for PMO

Techno-PM

PMO KPI Dashboard - Excel While more and more IT organizations have a project management office (PMO) in place nowadays, the percentage of IT PMOs which are terminated after just a brief period of time is far from encouraging. Work just with metrics your PMO can influence or action.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery

Planview

Success requires becoming a more “Adaptive PMO,” evolving how you plan, govern, and empower delivery teams to do their best work. Since every organization is different, you need to find your PMO’s optimal path to facilitate agility and deliver strategic outcomes faster.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). One of the overriding issues fueling these poor stats is the fact that in many organizations, there is a wide gap between what the PMO is doing and what the business expects.

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