Question: We are a large organization that works on hybrid products. It means that we need traditional support for some teams, but also a more flexible way to add new services and ways of working for agile or Disciplined Agile teams. Are there changes that need to occur in the PMO to make this an easier environment, or should that part of our corporate structure remain as it has been in the past?
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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.
Are you ready to take action and create the future of your organization, leveraging the PMO function to rapidly react to changes in the marketplace, drive digital business transformation efforts, and utilize emerging technology to improve our quality of life? Sara Nunez discusses organizational project management, digital transformation, and creating the future of work together.
PMO Metamorphosis research is specifically focused on the evolution of how a Supportive PMO team can get evolved into a Directive PMO by understanding the Enterprise & investor goals. Most importantly how the PMO organization must cascade the goals to mid-level managers and individual contributors. PMO organization is a horizontal function that cuts across multiple delivery verticals & enables each revenue generating teas to deliver best results keeping Organization goals in mind. The research is focused to give an effective eagle eye governance of PMO & that can best fit startup & mid-sized organizations.
The first 100 days for any leader entering office marks a major milestone. He/she is judged on the performance during that period and the opinion set during that time persists throughout his/her tenure. As a PMO leader, you should take this standard upon yourself. This will most likely not be set as an expectation by your stakeholders, but this plan of action will be largely appreciated by them.
Recently Gartner claimed that 80% of today’s Project Management tasks will be eliminated by 2030 as Artificial Intelligence takes over. Will 80% of today’s PMO tasks will most likely also disappear too? On the other hand, the Project Economy claims that the future of work is about projects. How will this impact the future of PMOs? Will there be a need for PMO's? And in which form? This session, founded upon some of the latest research and practical examples, will explore how PMOs can adapt to the new reality and move towards a more strategic role to survive.
Join us for this webinar to learn more about PMI’s SeminarsWorld® Virtual, a unique learning experience for today’s professionals. SeminarsWorld attendees engage in a highly interactive classroom environment and join other project management professionals to share best practices, while learning from subject matter experts and earning some valuable PDUs! Learn more from three of our engaging instructors, Carlene Szostak, Jack Duggal and Thomas Jarocki as they share previews of their upcoming courses, “Stepping Up to Disrupt Yourself,” “Next Generation Project Management, PMO and Leadership for Today’s Turbulent Times“ and “Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change” offered at November SeminarsWorld® Virtual. Whether you’re a certified project management pro, a job seeker looking to change careers, a skill builder looking to enhance your project skills, or a soon-to-be member of our community, SeminarsWorld meets your professional development needs! You don’t want to miss this webinar! Learn more at https://www.pmi.org/events/seminarsworld Please note this webinar is non-PDU bearing!
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?
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This program financial tracker has a set of dashboards for a program to provide customers/client, and use to manage the financials of their program. The entry tabs allow the program to enter planning and actual material costs, funding sources, and labor costs (even with multiple CLINs) to a granular percentage of an employee's time. The dashboards are calculated from the data entered. The dashboards included: Balance Sheet (and graph); Material Costs; Monthly Expenses; and Funding Sources.
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.
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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CMOs, PIOs and PMOs, oh my! Does an organization really need all three of these offices, or would a better approach be to merge them? Enter the Alignment Management Office!
Does modern project management technology allow for PMOs to be automated (and by "automated," we mean "eliminated")? And if so, should that be a viable option?
Organizational leaders often have preconceived notions of what a PMO is. But the PMO of today has evolved a lot from just a few years ago. Is it time to change the name as well?
The goal posts for effective resource management are moving again. Without an understanding of the people available—and the skills those people have—it’s virtually impossible to effectively plan for a portfolio of initiatives. Are you properly utilizing your talent?
Finding the optimum level of governance, risk management and compliance enforcement is part of the secret sauce that makes for a successful PMO. What kind of ingredients make up the best framework?
The pandemic forced the construction industry to reconsider certain givens about program management best practices. What will program management look like as vaccinations continue and re-openings ramp up? What is the new normal for construction program management?
Not every PMO can operate in the same way, but every PMO must have the same goal—to deliver value through improved project delivery performance. The problem? Leaders aren’t yet broadly accepting of PMOs as business functions.
Lean governance is a term that is being thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? And is it important for the future of PMOs? Yes, but the challenge for PMOs might be in creating the environment where they can leverage lean governance.
Smaller companies can implement a “supportive PMO," which leverages their limited project management staff across more projects, making them more like project management consultants rather than direct project managers. (And, yes, it can even work with a team of one.)
PMOs remain the most misunderstood function in organizations today—often by leadership, and sometimes by the people running them. PMO best practices and organizational policies still focus too much on what PMOs do, not why they do it. And it needs to stop!
Too often, PMOs become focused on just one or two aspects of project delivery. To truly succeed, they must ensure all variables are being managed effectively. Ask yourself these five questions for successful multithreaded management.
More and more PMOs are shifting their focus to consider how projects achieve business outcomes. That sometimes results in a different approach to PMO leadership, and the changes aren’t always positive.
La próxima generación de PMO debe adaptarse para enfrentar los desafíos de complejidad y transformación. Adoptar una nueva mentalidad y reconfigurar su PMO para hacerla más liviana y ágil puede ayudar a su organización a expandir sus capacidades y brindar beneficios significativos.
The next generation of PMOs must adapt to meet the challenges of complexity and transformation. Adopting a new mindset and reconfiguring your PMO to make it lighter and more agile can help your organization expand its capabilities and provide significant benefits.
PMO leaders have had to examine and challenge virtually every aspect of their functions, including vetting, managing and deploying projects, and managing portfolios. Keep these four tips in mind to help manage through uncertainty.
When a company and its PMO was divided in two, this practitioner learned a lot about teamwork, talent management and leadership as he tried to steer the projects—and the organization—to success.
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