Organizations are the ultimate work-in-progress project—one that is constantly evolving, changing and transforming in order to achieve its goals. In that context, it’s easy to see why an organization would need project managers who can embrace moving targets and continuously adapt to changing needs.
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Now on demand! We kick off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. This year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project. Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, this is an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs, and broaden your perspective on project management.
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. ? Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk ? Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow ? Earn 6 PDUs ? Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
New technologies, hybrid projects, the launch of a PMO—when the environment is constantly changing, how do you craft a schedule (or multiple schedules) for project success? Discover timely answers here—and only here—at the PMI Scheduling Conference 2017, exclusively for PMI members.
How many decades have we utilized the Project Management Office, with its implementation of phased gates reviews, project based funding, and heavy process. How has that worked out for us?
The Purpose Driven PMO: Establish long-term PMO success by aligning your Purpose to Organizational Strategy
We’ve all seen the statistics that the average lifespan of a PMO is between 2-4 years. Why are these PMOs failing? Research points to several factors including Insufficient authority, unclear scope, self-serving rather than supporting, and overly bureaucratic processes and governance. How do we overcome these challenges and build PMOs which provide value and stand the test of time?
Scaling Agile practices beyond software development teams and IT departments is a growing trend, and the Agile Enterprise is a reality rather than a goal. However, the transition from planned approach to Agile is a painful change, and PMO can provide support for Agile rather than be perceived as an archaic team supporting “waterfall”. Once the organisation decides to adopt Agile, the PMO should be the champion of the transformation process, providing support to the Project Managers with less experience with Agile delivery while ensuring that governance requirements are met. This webinar is a summary of the presenter’s experience in organisations transitioning to Agile.
The rise of game-changing technology has spurred a frenzied race for organizations to undertake digital transformation. Project leaders and the project management office (PMO) have a key role to play in this transformation—but only if they’re willing to evolve. Join PMI’s Vasili Lebotesis, Payal Kondisetty and Kelley Hunsberger as they provide highlights from the research conducted in partnership with Accenture, Forbes Insights and Capgemini to learn how organizations are managing the impact of disruptive technologies—and embracing the change that they bring.
Save Time With Tools + Templates
To help you in performing a PMO health check, use this worksheet and read our Conducting a PMO Health Check series. This template can be used “as is” or tailored to your liking.
Use this Deliverable Acceptance Form to provide verification that your deliverable(s) have been reviewed, accepted and approved by stakeholders, verifying that all work is complete and that the applicable acceptance criteria has been met.
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If you're a senior PMO professional or a CTO/CIO considering an assessment of a PPM tool for your organization or department, this PDF presentation can help you consider the right questions before making any decision.
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In the first installment of a multi-part series on building effective innovation teams, we look at the first two important steps: removing organizational friction (from resources to rewards to leadership) and assembling a cross-functional team that balances five key factors, including experience, size and interdependence.
PMOs support the delivery of projects, focusing on various aspects to improve performance. But not all projects are created equal, and that has to be reflected in the PMO.
While the vast majority of organizations understand the value of having a project management office (PMO), about 15% do not have one. How can project managers be successful in organizations without a PMO? The project manager still has the main responsibility for project success and can take ownership of its outcome by following a few best practices.
Organizations and PMOs can create the right environment to organically develop project managers in-house. Here are five steps to getting it done.
Meet the agile PMO. (No, that’s not an oxymoron.) PMI highlights the project management strengths of our three PMO finalists, who all offer insights into how they benefit from emerging trends.
There’s no denying digital transformation. Here’s how three PMO leaders are helping their organizations thrive in the new normal.
What’s the secret behind the PMOs delivering results? The people.
Do large-scale philanthropic initiatives have something to teach us about how portfolio, program and project management gets done?
To further assist in the health check process, this series continues with an examination of the rationale as to why each statement within each dimension is deemed to represent a healthy practice. In this final installment, we look at the statements in the last segment of the PMO Health Check Worksheet: Project Communication & Collaboration.
This author still meets organizations who are determined to move their PMO to the next level of maturity. He has a simple question for them: Why?
When project teams get to work, they seek to accomplish a variety of goals, such as reducing expenses while also making processes more efficient. So what are the cost and effort benefits that can be gained through the integration of a project management office?
To further assist in the health check process, this series continues with an examination of the rationale as to why each statement within each dimension is deemed to represent a healthy practice. In this installment, we look at the statements in Section 5 of the PMO Health Check Worksheet: Project Standards Governance.
Project management offices have a largely abysmal record, and are often established in crisis. And organizations are willing to shut them down so quickly, another product of a truth that many don’t acknowledge: Establishing a PMO is a change to the power structure and dynamics of the organization.
With more businesses having both predictive and iterative projects on the go, PMOs need to flex their core functions to support agile ways of working. Here are three areas for PMOs to focus on when supporting multiple delivery methods.
To further assist in the health check process, this series continues with an examination of the rationale as to why each statement within each dimension is deemed to represent a healthy practice. In this installment, we look at the statements in Section 4 of the PMO Health Check Worksheet: Post-Project Deployment Performance Monitoring and Incentives Management.
Reduce your overall effort—and keep a trained and productive team in place—by using informational resources provided by your PMO. Your PMO provides guidance and templates that will be useful throughout your project to keep your team prepared and productive.
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