Setting up a PMO for the first time? No project management experience? Learn how you can “wow” them in 100 days! In Part 1, the author explores ways you can become a PMO leader, skills you need for the role and the mindset you need to apply immediately.
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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.
Closing Q&A webinar for January Book Club on Managing the PMO Lifecycle
PMOs Leading Transformation and Change: Whole System Transformation as an Approach for Driving Business and Sustainability
This presentation will focus on how key essentials of a Whole System Transformation modality contribute to the success and sustainability of PMOs efforts in driving business results.
Closing Q&A webinar for December Book Club on The Social Project Manager
Introduction webinar for January 2017 Book Club: Managing The PMO Lifecycle by Waffa Karkukly
The initial stages of PMO setup are critical and when practitioners focus too much on the philosophical aspects of the task at hand, executives grow impatient and the organization becomes frustrated by the lack of progress. With these high stakes PMO leaders must create a pragmatic approach that allows them to quickly ramp up capabilities and deliver value to the organization as early as possible.
Changes in today’s market place, technology, digital business, new regulations and people expectations (just to name a few)— are all challenging the way we do business. They have created an accelerated environment where we need to be more strategic and agile in order to deliver with excellence. During this session, learn the characteristics of the Agile and High Performing PMO and a transformation approach to support the business.
Identifying risks that are not related to the project is a common mistake, leading to incorrect analysis and poor responses. The end result is that risk management is frequently adding more waste and inefficiency instead of helping to increase project success rates.
Save Time With Tools + Templates
This log is a supportive template used for a telecom turnkey project, including but not limited to the following milestones: site acquisition, civil, telecom installation plus integration and acceptance. Use in conjunction with the article The Importance of Tracking in Planning.
After calculating the resources required (with the help of company productivity norms and with the time available), this schedule will help project stakeholders have a clear idea about the current and future manpower requirements for any given construction project.
Large projects often require tracking by work streams. Work streams are the progressive completion of tasks by a specific group or project team. For example, the work streams for a manufacturing facility may include engineering, drafting, procurement, fabrication, quality control and shipping.
Communication and leadership go hand in hand. You will fail as a project manager if you cannot communicate your intentions and the progress of your project to team members and executive management on a regular basis. This presentation will help you take the reins of your project by teaching you the fundamentals of communication.
This checklist helps you with the ins and outs of archiving your project for posterity.
Learn From Others
We received many questions during our December Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - The Social Project Manager We didn’t have time to answer them all, so the presenter responds to additional questions here.
Whether or not “project chief” is an official title, almost every organization will have one. There are many elements that go into being a good project chief who can impact the entire organization.
Should business leadership move hiring and recruitment into the project management organization? Based on the similarities found between his talent acquisition experience and current training, this author says yes—and shares the potential benefits.
There will always be instances in a project where something gets missed, a new feature is identified or some kind of customization needs to occur. When a successful PMO gets involved, there is an opportunity where a change-control process can take charge of requests.
To enhance our dedicated project plan (and to make sure everything stays on track), it’s important to have a tracking sheet to arrange, maintain and follow up on any project milestone to guarantee success.
If you think about it from a project management or PMO perspective, the project setup starts with customer relationship management and the first entry a salesperson or account manager makes. It’s time for PMOs to start absorbing the CRM practices of their organizations.
Let’s face it: In the project/program/portfolio management world, delivering real value seems to be the most elusive aspect of any PMO. And because of this, the PMO seems to be one of the first places organizational leaders look to “right-size” or “optimize,” reducing the impact and potential value PMOs might generate for their organizations.
Projects love metrics. The very essence of tracking progress is comparing actual measures with expected results. But how does that translate to PMOs? Do we need comparable metrics at that level?
Is a PMO an internal consulting operation? Are there differences as well as similarities between a consulting firm and a PMO? Can people working in a PMO learn from external consultants (and vice versa)? This author says yes.
A solid understanding of the PMO position and purpose will provide you with the insight needed to articulate specific, business-oriented goals and objectives. Learn how to take your PMO from entry-level basics to all-star performer.
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