Setting strategy

Musings on Project Management

Consider this military wit, and put it in the context of a PMO. Strategic Plan StrategyThere is an old—and misleading—bit of conventional military wisdom which holds that “amateurs study tactics, while professionals study logistics.” The truth is that amateurs study only tactics or logistics, while professionals study both simultaneously. The most brilliant tactics ever devised are pointless when the supplies needed.

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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How to Get Projects From Strategy

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a question I’m hearing quite a lot at the moment: How do I turn my company’s strategy into actual projects? It’s good to have a strategy, of course. But a strategy that stays in a fancy PowerPoint presentation isn’t helpful to anyone.

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Project Prioritization: How to Prioritize Projects & Strategy

ProjectManager.com

Each of them has pros and cons depending on your portfolio management or PMO needs. The scoring model is defined by the program , portfolio manager or PMO in collaboration with cross-functional teams.

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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.

PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In a new report from Strategy Execution, 86% of organisations which are delivering change through programmes and projects struggle to prioritise work streams and resources. All these insights form the basis of the latest survey from Strategy Execution which focuses on the emerging trends and the impact on skills. The PMO: Gap Closer. It’s the PMO. The only entity that exists today that can support that is the PMO. Where the PMO Closes the Gap.

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The PMO Skillset, the House of PMO, and Strategic PM

The Strategic Project Manager

PMO’s institutionalize those processes and frameworks across all projects within an organization or domain. Are project management and PMO skillsets different? The PMO Skillset. There surely are more things a PMO does, but this covers the main groupings.

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What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

After some tapping on their laptop, they proudly showed me their new corporate webpages, proclaiming their ‘strategy’, ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. [1] All we need to do now is execute that strategy! Strategy is not hard to understand: Where is our chosen market?

Review PMO Services and capabilities

Henny Portman

The book PMO Services and Capabilities – Including an overview of AIPMO’s competence framework – Competences per PMO service – Techniques and tools per PMO service is written by Robert Joslin. There are over 220 PMO services described in this book.

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Aligning the PMO to Organizational Strategy

WorkOtter

How do you sell management on the relevance and importance of the PMO to the organization?”. This is one of the top questions pondered by the majority of PMO leaders I have met in the workshops I have presented over the years. The question puzzled me for some time because I had difficulty understanding why anyone would need to “sell” the concept of a PMO to a management that established and funded it. The Secret is in Using a Top-Down Approach.

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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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7 Essential Questions About a Project Management Office (PMO)

Epicflow Blog

For this purpose, a great number of organizations started to set up a project management office (PMO) – according to the 2021 report on the state of project management [1], 82% of organizations reported to have one. . What is a PMO? In particular, a PMO ?s

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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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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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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. Strategy.

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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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. Held at the prestigious IoD (Institute of Directors) the speakers looked at how Project Leaders could apply Agile PMO, risk management, project governance, procurement, and change management to the range of project controls and management challenges Brexit will pose.

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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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. Aligning most of the projects and programmes to the organisation’s strategies is one of the most important benefits of implementing organisational portfolio management. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Portfolio Management Strategy Execution

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Strategy, PM, and the W. Edwards Deming PDCA Cycle

The Strategic Project Manager

This post looks at what the PDCA cycle is, dives into the specifics of the four steps, looks at pros and cons, and enumerates where it can enhance strategy and project management efforts. Strategy and PDCA. Quality advantages can drive a strategy of differentiation.

Need New PM Talent for Your PMO?

Brad Egeland

I am available for 1 on 1 mentoring, team discussions, analyzing and fixing your PMO, or coming onboard as your newest Project Manager. Contact me or email me and tell me what you need. I can be available immediately if needed.

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Blue Ocean Leadership: The Secret to Blue Ocean Strategy Execution

The Strategic Project Manager

The Blue Ocean Strategy framework is unique in that it incorporates execution into the strategy. By contrast, most strategy frameworks are just that – strategy, and strategy alone. Create – clarifying organizational strategy and where team members fit.

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. First, strategic execution can fail because the work the business is doing does not take it closer to the strategy. However, as a recap: Set your strategy.

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Which PMO Structure Is Best for Your Company?

Wrike

The structure of your organization’s project management office (PMO) may be the difference between effective and ineffective project management. Your PMO structure must blend in with the organizational culture to ensure project management success. What is a PMO structure?

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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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Using Hassle Maps for Strategy and Project Management

The Strategic Project Manager

This post examines what Hassle Maps are, their usefulness, examples, and the application of Hassle Maps as a tool for strategy and project management. Hassle Maps and Strategy. This can help force the PMO to create value and maintain relevance as a customer centric corporate citizen.

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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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Rebel’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. 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.

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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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Maximizing PMO Value During Economic Uncertainty

Planview Blog

In times of economic uncertainty, PMO value is critical. Maximum PMO value ensures the work delivered aligns with company strategy. Certainly, the PMO is not immune. The PMO is a valuable asset in planning and executing informed decisions in an unpredictable market.

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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. Other recent surveys suggest that 90% of large enterprises , 88% of midsize companies, and 61% of small companies now have a PMO, too. The post The Need for an Innovative PMO appeared first on MPUG.

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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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. Marketing Strategy.

PM, Strategy, and Key Resources – Business Model Canvas

The Strategic Project Manager

This post provides an overview of the Key Resources block on the business model canvas, provides related considerations for organizational strategy, and outlines the impact on project management. Strategy – Ensure the Right Key Resources.

What Are Michael Porter’s Three Generic Strategies?

The Strategic Project Manager

Is there a way to boil down strategic choices to three generic strategies? Strategy guru Michael Porter has done just that. This post explores the generic strategies, the pitfalls in choosing one, and their importance to project managers. The Cost Leadership Strategy.

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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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. Align the portfolio of projects with an eye toward future strategy. Is your PMO working strategically for you?

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Soar Higher in 2020 – Learn and Develop New Skills

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

As Lindsay Scott explained in a previous post for the PMO Perspectives blog, project-based work is becoming increasingly strategic. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme Leadership Strategy Execution

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PMO Leadership: How PMOs Can Evolve into Savvy PMOs

Planview

PMO leadership today is about more than being a purveyor of governance and delivering projects on time and on budget. The Savvy PMO fosters organizational agility, cultivates efficiencies, and drives growth strategies. Start with this quick-start post to becoming a Savvy PMO.

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