By giving focus to the personal value that individuals bring to the business, organizations show that the people are as important as their work. This value-based culture improves productivity, morale and commitment, but it doesn't get built on slogans.
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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.
In this culturally rich webinar, the author proposes a new approach to analyze failure in projects: exploring common behavioral issues that leads to failure in management. At the end of this webinar, the attendee will have a clear picture of how behaviors affects the project results, and will visualize the necessary skills to address them.
2017 Information Systems: The Virtual PMO – A Unique Way to Deliver Maximum Benefits to Your Projects at Minimum Cost
Considering the implementation of a Virtual PMO, staffed with the best project manager resources available in your organization, and learn how you can leverage these resources to provide a more successful PMO at a minimum cost.
Closing Q&A webinar for March 2017 Book Club on How to Manage Complex Programs; High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams by Tom Kendrick
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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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Every company is different and complex in its own way. Each organizational detail needs to be taken into consideration in order to build a PMO that meets the company where it is now—and also allows the processes and project management structure to grow and evolve with the company. Here are some things this practitioner found helpful in building a strong and evolving PMO…
Historically, projects have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with speed. And if there is one characteristic that differentiates a business-focused PMO from any other, it is the ability to drive project execution as fast as the business requires.
As organizations increasingly face cybersecurity issues and make plans to stay a step ahead, there is a case for introducing information security (along with a proposed Security Review Board to stimulate the thought process) as part of project management processes.
An Agile Center of Excellence can not only assist but accelerate the adoption of agile throughout an organization, particularly in the areas of change management, communication, culture and coaching.
PMOs are a conduit for project communication between leadership and project teams. If a PMO is involved in some form of direct project oversight, there will inevitably be two forms of communication the PMO has to get involved in. What’s the best way to manage that communication?
Setting up a project management office is daunting. If you want your PMO to be accepted by your organization and get its permission to exist, you must focus on determining why your PMO is really needed.
Every PMO comes into existence with a specific purpose tied to two aspects: an organization's strategic foresight, and resolving problems plaguing successful delivery of outcomes. This article attempts to straighten the skewed perception of the PMO's role and address some of the so-called "stigmas" persecuting it.
If a project manager can make or break a project, then a PMO can make or break a project manager. To get the most out of our project managers, this PM urges leaders to think differently about project management methodologies by considering the following...
As a company with multiple sites running independently becomes a consolidated organization, we must consider if a PMO is necessary or advantageous. Does an organic PMO organized and run as a grassroots operation by project managers work well enough? Does a PMO fit in our organizational culture? Is the cost of creating and maintaining a PMO worth the investment?
How do the business functions of project, program and portfolio management bring about change within organizations? In Part 2, we focus on our roles in an ever-changing organizational landscape.
How do the business functions of project, program and portfolio management bring about change within organizations? In Part 1, where we establish context, the author looks at two examples when he asks why some succeed where others don’t.
Organizations have long acknowledged the role that strategic planning plays in future success. Here we discuss the role project management can play in strategic implementation, as well as the function of the PMO—particularly the enterprise-wide PMO within this context of strategic implementation, using project management to drive the process.
The lessons learned concept is a fairly standard part of a project delivery methodology, but should the same concept be applied to a PMO?
Can we apply lean principles to project management itself? Here the author proposes tips and tricks to introduce lean into our practice, avoiding common waste pitfalls and presenting experiments made in the field to improve the personal productivity of the project manager.
There are a few key reasons that lessons learned exercises fail over and over again. A significant part of the solution comes down to constantly creating—and revising—standard operating procedures.
In Part 3 of our look at political challenges for portfolio-focused PMOs, we explore project delivery work and some of the political challenges involved.
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