The Stakeholder Management Survey Results Are In!

Girl's Guide to PM

Thanks again to everyone who took my stakeholder management survey at the end of last year. The respondents to the survey stated that they do it because: It helps secure project resources (71%). Nothing like a bit of honesty in an anonymous survey! I did a couple of interviews to validate the survey responses and when I told one interviewee that people were responding that they didn’t have the time, he laughed.

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PMXPO - Survey Says!

Keyedin

We thought it would be interesting to survey the event attendees with these three questions: What’s the biggest challenge you face today with your projects? What’s the size of your project management office (PMO)? The results are in and… Survey Says! PMOs of all sizes are at different stages of their PMO maturity. For many of the survey respondents, they said that they already have something in place, This is great!

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PMXPO - Survey Says!

Keyedin

We thought it would be interesting to survey the event attendees with these three questions: What’s the biggest challenge you face today with your projects? What’s the size of your project management office (PMO)? The results are in and… Survey Says! PMOs of all sizes are at different stages of their PMO maturity. For many of the survey respondents, they said that they already have something in place, This is great!

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Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. 1) How certified is your PMO or PM infrastructure? 2) Who's leading your PMO and how effective is that leadership and the PMO in general? Please note - this survey is sponsored by Cheetah Learning , providers of excellent project management training and certification services - they even guarantee you'll pass the PMP exam so check them out if you're thinking of becoming certifiable!

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?

PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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. 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.

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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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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.

3 Ingredients for a Successful PMO

Brad Egeland

Though most organizations now have some form of formal project management office (PMO), there is still no guarantee of project success or even PMO success. A good PMO director A PMO that is headed in the right direction has an experienced leader at the helm.

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How to Achieve Results Through Implementing PMO?

Project-Management.pm

However, the survey shows that not all government agencies are living up to their expectations being set on them; some are behind on schedule when it comes to projects and has a hard time to even achieve their objectives because of that. 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. Implementing PMO Step#1: Evaluation .

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5 Ingredients for PMO Success

Brad Egeland

Often times at the heart of a successful project management practice is a project management office, or PMO, that has been structured to create a path of success for company projects and the project managers who lead them. 47% of survey respondents indicated that their company’s senior leadership had little to no visible involvement in the project management office and 41% offered no training to project managers.

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO). That was an increase of 40 percentage points from a similar survey in 2000. According to an April 2010 survey (I know, it's been awhile) that I conducted of project managers and PM-related staff, the answer is no. 58% of respondents indicated that they did not feel their PMO was effective. Do we really need a PPM tool to do the PMO right?

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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). Only 40% of projects met schedule, budget and quality goals (IBM Change Management Survey of 1500 execs). This misalignment has serious consequences for both the PMO and the business.

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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). Only 40% of projects met schedule, budget and quality goals (IBM Change Management Survey of 1500 execs). This misalignment has serious consequences for both the PMO and the business.

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How to Improve PMO Resource Planning

Keyedin

A step by step guide to prioritizing your people PMO resource planning is an ever growing concern for any project management office (PMO) leader. Latest RMI research confirms the lack of soft skills tracking in the 2019 Skills Tracking and Management Survey.

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Where Should the PMO Fit in the Organization?

Brad Egeland

I realize not everyone and every organization needs a project management office (PMO). Some project management infrastructures just aren't at the maturity level to really make use of a PMO. A 2012 report from PM Solutions indicated that 87% of surveyed organizations have a project management office in place compared to only 47% in a similar study performed in 2000. this a necessary question for those that do need a PMO? Usually this is a PMO director.

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Five Fixes for a Struggling PMO by Brad Egeland

MindGenius

A few years back I conducted a survey of my readers – mainly project managers and PMO directors and CIOs, etc… and I asked them some questions about their organization’s project management infrastructure. One question – and the troubling responses to it – focused on whether or not the respondents felt that their project management office (PMO) was effective. When the PMO is sinking, try replacing the PMO Director. Improve PMO usability.

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3 Ways Your PMO Can Drive Business Transformation

Keyedin

In our most recent webinar, Realign Your Vision—3 Ways the PMO Can Drive a Successful Business Transformation , Peter goes into detail. I totally recommend listening in on the whole webinar-especially because attendees (over 300 of them, all PMs or PMO leaders) ask some laser-sharp questions. The PMO can drive business transformation because much of it is agile, responding to digital dynamics among customers and in the marketplace.

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Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

Keyedin

New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply. As I read the RMI Survey Results, I felt a distinct sense of dj vu. A main challenge was finding people who could be strategic enablers, institute new PMO processes, and drive adoption of new technology. RMs are in the midst of that challenge now and our survey brings these issues back in the limelight.

Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

Keyedin

New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply. As I read the RMI Survey Results, I felt a distinct sense of dj vu. A main challenge was finding people who could be strategic enablers, institute new PMO processes, and drive adoption of new technology. RMs are in the midst of that challenge now and our survey brings these issues back in the limelight.

Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

PMO Flashmob – the networking and learning group – has spent the last year trying to understand the impacts of AI on projects – specifically the management of projects. There’s a figure in the report based on PMI’s Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey 2019 , which turns heads. The second, well, the salary survey is from PMI and therefore aren’t the people who take the survey likely to be PMP certified, the last survey publicly available, in 2018, that figure was 82%.

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2020 Project Management Benchmarking – How Much Am I Worth?

Arras People

This year Arras People are running their 15th consecutive survey to help both practitioners and hirers understand “How Much am I worth?” The survey is focussed around these key questions and we now look to you for support so that we can prepare and share the responses through the 2020 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report.

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3 Arguments for a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

​ That said, not every organization with a strong project focus needs or has a project management office (PMO). In a survey reported by PM Solutions, in 2000 only 47% of companies had a PMO. ​I believe it is wise that every organization – especially those that are more technical in nature – have a project management infrastructure. It’s just a better way to get things done. Put a project manager in charge. Gather requirements.

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Give me ‘C’

The Lazy Project Manager

Sadly I have yet to see a future ‘C’ work their way through the project arena, the PMO, the project management practise. A comment from my recent PMO Survey summed it up with ‘the management in charge of the PMO are highly experienced operational managers, each with a significant and solid track record. In the long run it will only benefit the PMO, your projects, you yourself and, of course, the organization.

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Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

It said, ‘Leadership support is the most important factor in successful strategy execution, yet a substantial number of survey respondents indicate that the C-suite is insufficiently involved’. Step 2: Building the best PMO. Here will explore the true value of a good PMO in guiding project success and supporting the sponsor community in the management of the portfolio of project change. project peter taylor pmo speaker sponsorship tailwind workshop

How to Distinguish Between Stress and Burnout and Cope with Them: Tips for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

Based on the burnout survey results reported by Deloitte and Gallup , . If a PMO expert doesn’t have a reliable approach to manage uncertainty in projects, he or she is at risk to suffer from stress every day. .

Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. In the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale , the focus of the PMO can no longer be on executing on-time and on-budget, but instead on the delivery of value as the outcome. Lean and Agile PMO

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Are we marketing the right metrics?

Kiron Bondale

Defect reporting and customer satisfaction surveys provide opportunities to identify whether there is an unhealthy focus on delivering faster, but these are lagging indicators. Agile Facilitating Organization Change Project Management agile project management communications management failure PMO metrics QualityRecently, I’ve been experiencing frequent brief loss of Internet connectivity issues at home.

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Executive Project Ownership

The Lazy Project Manager

You can access the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Executive_Project_Ownership. ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ – author, speaker and head of a global PMO. project management apm executive ipma lazy project manager management Manager monkey peter taylor PMI pmp project sponsorship survey

Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

The PMI’s Annual Project Management Survey: The Pulse of the Profession. Our regular readers will know that, for the last two years, we have extracted the marrow from the bones of the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession survey. In many ways, the Pulse of the Profession is the most important project management survey available. Each survey asks a new set of questions, which keep it current. The PMI’s eminence means its surveys reach large numbers of respondents.

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Advantages of Work and Resource Management Applications

Planview

Thirty-two percent of organizations surveyed by Ventana Research admitted to using spreadsheets alone for project planning; yet, 40% of those organizations also admitted that spreadsheets made it difficult to manage the project planning process. PMO Work Collaboration“Embrace multiple work methods and integrate the various tools as needed, so people can work in the most effective way for the job.” – Jerry Manas.

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

An IDG Research Services survey found that 85 percent of CIOs and IT leaders deviate from their approved annual plans several times a year to meet new internal and external business requests. Lean and Agile PMO Product InnovationToday’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed. This is simply a reality organizations must come to realize. However, these conditions cause planning deficiencies to be magnified.

Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

68% - more than 2/3rd - of organizations in PMI's annual survey said that they used outsourced or contract project managers in 2018. ( As per Wellingtone's survey, only 22% of organizations use a PM software. Project Management Office (PMO) Statistics. As we wrote earlier, creating a project management office (PMO) can drastically improve productivity and bring greater clarity to your PM processes. 49% of project managers report to the PMO (up from 42% in 2012).

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Pass Your Competition… Fast

Planview

References: *Gartner 2016 CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey Shows that Half of CEOs Expect their Industries to be Substantially or Unrecognizably Transformed by Digital. 2016 CEO Survey: The Year of Digital Tenacity. The world is changing. It is using digital to compete, gain market share, and grow the business. The way you interact with your customers is changing. The way your workers are working is changing. The way you are doing business is fundamentally changing.

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What do Most Project Managers Have in Common?

Keyedin

In an effort to get a better understanding of what plagues our project management counterparts, we conducted a short survey when we had them all together in a [virtual] room. We put together a short four question survey and distributed it at the two largest virtual events for Project Managers - PMXPO and the Organizational Agility Event hosted by the Project Management Institute. In total, we survey about 1,500 project leaders and this is what we found out.

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25 Real World Project Management Tips

Brad Egeland

Today I am going to start providing project management tips that I have gathered and endorse. Probably about 25 of them at a time.

What do Most Project Managers Have in Common?

Keyedin

In an effort to get a better understanding of what plagues our project management counterparts, we conducted a short survey when we had them all together in a [virtual] room. We put together a short four question survey and distributed it at the two largest virtual events for Project Managers - PMXPO and the Organizational Agility Event hosted by the Project Management Institute. In total, we survey about 1,500 project leaders and this is what we found out.

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Free Professional Development in London in October

Arras People

Arras People aren’t there this time – but pop over to PMO Flashmob’s stand and say hello to me if you’re there. There’s so many different seminars I’d love to go and listen to but somehow I won’t find the time because I’ll be manning the PMO Flashmob stand. But if I could, these are the ones I’d pick over the two days: The CEO Survey – the view from above.

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Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

For example, in some companies, project management standards are set by a centralized department such as a PMO. While some delivery roles such as program or project managers might report in to the same PMO, there are staff whose sole focus will be to define and maintain standards. For example, quantifying the cost of control or conducting regular satisfaction surveys with delivery staff are two methods in which we could bring back skin in the game.

PMXPO – The Virtual Event Before Virtual Events Were Cool

Keyedin

Every year we like to survey those that come across our booth to gauge the current trends and obstacles project management folks are facing in their organizations. Here are our finding and thoughts around market implications based on this survey of information. Every year we have surveyed project management professionals, resource management proves to be the largest threat to their company and its effectiveness to accurately plan resource capacity.

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