It’s overly simplistic to suggest that one particular type of PMO can be responsible for ensuring the right projects are done, while another type focuses on ensuring that those projects are done in the right way. Project environments are complex, and the PMOs that are responsible for managing those environments need to understand that.
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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.
The webinar aims to give a brief idea about the evolution of the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), and how the same can be integrated with PMO practices, by suggesting 3 workable models.
This webinar will go into detail on how you can build a data-driven PMO that allows you to make better decisions at scale, provide true value, and execute with excellence. Multiple frameworks and strategies will be presented in this information-packed webinar.
Structured system management provides a new management framework for planning, executing, and providing oversight for both projects and programs. The new management system is a part of the American Society for Quality ANSI G1:2021 Standard, and is a non-proprietary management framework. The structured system methodology leads users to better define outcomes and outputs of project or program, to define key milestones, tasks, and actions required for its successful delivery, and to define interim metrics to track its successful delivery. It provides a new toolset and structure for excellence in project and program management.
Join Giuliano as he shows you how to turn your project management office into a company-wide center of learning. Discover how you can teach your colleagues the best ways to execute based on your PMO's core competencies and unleash their full potential. This session covers a range of models, frameworks, and strategies to add value to your organization and take your organization to new heights.
Sustainability-Focused Project Leader: Why We Are Uniquely Placed To Deliver the Sustainability Transformation
Bringing a sustainable future into our grasp relies upon the successful execution of thousands of well-conceived projects. Project management and project leaders are critical in achieving more sustainable practices. Executives must provide them with more flexibility in managing projects, moving past the traditional “iron triangle” of project management — managing time, budget, and quality. Sustainability cannot be achieved simply through rigid planning and traditional project targets. Project managers must be unleashed to reach these goals innovatively. CEOs should empower a new kind of sustainability-focused project manager to lead organizational transformation. The Project Management Office (PMO) can play an important role when analyzing new project ideas. It should develop new guidelines for sponsors and managers to increase the focus of their projects on such sustainable outcomes and benefits.
This webinar takes inspiration from the career renaissance of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey. The session outlines Matthew’s own career transformation and extracts the key skills required to become a successful PMO leader.
Save Time With Tools + Templates
This template has been developed for doing an assessment of your PMO function by measuring effectiveness and return on investment (ROI). Users must rate the 10 benchmark questions on a scale of 1 (most critical) to 5 (least critical) as they relate to the organization's specific needs and priorities.
PMOs must continuously assess the project environment and develop action plans for any problems that they find. This template is intended to provide a framework to identify, analyze and develop action plans for a single project environment problem.
The purpose of this tool is to conduct a self-introspection on attributes that are essential for a PMO leadership role. Self-identify your current level of the listed key PMO leadership attributes, completing the "Current," "Aspirations" and "Prioritization" columns. Use in conjunction with the upcoming on-demand webinar Evolution of a PMO Leader - Lessons from Matthew McConaughey.
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.
Learn From Others
How can PMOs deliver more business value if their mandate is focused on governance and oversight? The answer is very simple, and it comes down to just one word: Why?
If your PMO doesn’t have a clear mandate, or if the mandate seems misaligned with the things that actually drive improvements, is it okay for it to “go rogue”—to subversively do what it thinks is best even without a mandate?
PMOs tend to speak the language of projects—and that's a barrier when it comes to engaging business leaders. To have meaningful communications with leadership, they need to intelligently speak the language of business—the language of value.
If the PMO is an internal function focused on delivering value through the development of an optimized project delivery environment, why does it need to market itself?
One of the most complex functions large PMOs manage is the prioritization of the organization’s portfolio of projects. Thankfully, artificial intelligence capabilities offer ways to create scenarios that provide helpful options.
For PMOs to evolve and thrive as value enablers for their employer, they need to become proactive, forward-looking functions, considering how they can help other roles in project delivery perform at as high a level as possible—while ensuring that the environment itself is optimized for that performance to occur.
The ‘P’ in PMO can stand for a lot of things…project, program, portfolio, etc. But what if it stood for prioritization? There are lots of things that need prioritizing, but here are the four most important elements.
Only 18% of organizations focus on fostering psychological safety and a tolerance of failure in the workplace. How can we address negative environments?
Fostering a high level of psychological safety isn’t just about creating a positive workplace—it’s a crucial success factor to achieve all of your PMO goals. Try these four techniques to increase psychological safety at work.
Successful PMOs of the future will have a very different mindset to how most PMOs operate today. Are you ready for that? Flexibility can only happen in an environment that supports and encourages it.
To ensure your PMO is structured to manage the complexities related to the flow of projects that continually pass through the organization, you must instill these traits into its policies, practices and procedures...
There are so many management offices: project, program, portfolio...the list goes on, and on. Which is the management office that makes the most difference? The one that isn’t there.
Has your organization ever considered transforming its PMO into an AMO—an agile management office? Follow these seven steps to see if it’s the right solution.
The term "PMO" has always been confusing. But as it turns out, it doesn’t matter what you call it—you have a lot more flexibility with your management offices these days than ever before. What is your MO letter of choice?
Agile project management offices are getting attention these days, even if they aren’t understood well. But an Agile PMO is a label, not a solution. All successful PMOs adapt their approach and focus constantly, adjusting to the ever-changing needs. That should be your PMOs focus.
PMO leaders are left to fend for themselves when it comes to determining where to focus, and when to determine that appropriate improvements have been made. How should they determine where to focus their efforts, and what to set as appropriate targets?