Project Management Training – Shifting from Classroom to Computer

Arras People

Training has always been an important part of working as a project professional. Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all project professionals. Training Still Available in a Socially Distanced World.

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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Having looked at Philip’s training in-depth I’m happy to recommend it to you. RapidStart PMO: Online Project Management Training Review. The second one includes over 14 hours of training. 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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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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The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

The importance of training is vital to all projects, programmes and portfolios in order to ensure Efficiency, Consistency and Quality. Training is important because it results in fewer mistakes and a better final product. When employers have a well-trained team, it ultimately leads to a more profitable and efficient workplace environment. This level of training ensures that consistency and governance are maintained and auditable. Trained staff equals success.

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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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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Are you looking to do a project management training course or take a certificate course this year? The APM Salary and Market Survey 2017 (pdf) says that 53% of project professionals expect to have to take on new skills and training in the next 5 years. It’s online video-based training and it’s really well put together.

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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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. The lack of project management training.

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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.

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Professional Development for the PMO Professional

Arras People

They are expected to know the ins and outs of how a project is managed – so look to project management training courses just like anyone else who want to understand the fundamentals of project management. 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. The picture below shows the levels that exist today (image taken from PMO Learning ). PMO Certifications Today.

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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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Changing the Face of PM Training

Girl's Guide to PM

I took my APMP course recently and there were a bemusing amount of training providers to choose from. Craig has set up a review website for project management training and there’s a philanthropic initiative on the side as incentive to get people to write reviews. CourseConductor.com is a new customer review website that is positively disrupting the way professionals find project management training courses globally. So will my training provider be on there?

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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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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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Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

You attend a training course, how do you make sure you’re doing everything you can to get the most out of what you are learning? How do you make sure that once the training is over and you head back to the office, that you’re still able to utilise what you have learnt? From as early as 1981 with Michalak’s research called ‘The Neglected Half of Training’, there has been problems highlighted about the transfer of learning. Training Needs Analysis.

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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Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

So what can a PMO do to actively support an agile transformation? Encouraging staff who possess the right expertise, behaviors and attitude to train and take on Agile Lead/Scrum Master or Product Owner roles with coaching support. Agile Facilitating Organization Change Project Management Project Portfolio Management agile project management improving project management PMO Process compliance stupidity transformational projects

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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 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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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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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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PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

MPUG

A few years ago, I was hired as a Project Management Office (PMO) consultant for a software products company. My assignment was to setup their PMO, implement best practices, and oversee projects for twelve months before handing over the setup to the client.

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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.

5 Tips for a Better PMO

Brad Egeland

nearly 6 out of every 10 respondents thought their PMO was not really doing its job in terms of taking care of the project managers career growth needs, various training needs, process and methodology needs, and overall project customer needs. Replace the PMO Director.

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Does the PMO Really Need a 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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Just What is the Difference Between Project Support and PMO?

Arras People

There are people who are interested in getting into a project management role and believe that PMO or project support is one of the easier ways to do so. People often use the words “project support “and “PMO” interchangeably as if it’s the same thing. They mean two very different things and here’s how I recently explained it on a train journey – in the simplest way I could: Meet Bob and Mary. PMO project support

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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. From my experience, there are five key ingredients to a successful PMO.

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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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4 Considerations When Setting Up a PMO

Brad Egeland

What types and sizes of projects will be handled by the PMO? Will all or just some of the organization's projects be directed to the PMO. Is funding readily available and easily obtainable for the PMO? Many may seem to back a new PMO, but is the money really there?

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Symptoms of an Ineffective PMO

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?

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What’s the Most Useful Project Management Training Course You’ve Taken?

Arras People

Imagine if you could gain a list of which project management training courses other project practitioners have taken which they’ve found the most useful in their career? Ticket for the 2017 PMO Conference in London (worth £500). What about a list of all the ones to perhaps avoid?

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PMO in a Professional Services Firm

EasyProjects

The project management office (PMO) is typically an operating unit of a professional services firm. The writer worked for an extended period in two firms that may broaden the concept of the PMO. Meaning of PMO, its role and responsibility. What are the benefits of the PMO?

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7 Advantages of Virtual Instructor-Led Training (vILT)

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

One way in which the best organisations have already adapted is to switch the mode of learning from classroom-led to virtual instructor-led training (vILT). Whereas traditional classroom ‘training’ often involves the use of sometimes simplistic case studies, vILT is more likely to use examples from participants’ real life experience. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Project Management Training vILT

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