Project Portfolio Management

Resource Management Problem – Are you sure?

Resource Management Problem

Project Portfolio Management – Manage the Funnel

Project Portfolio Management - Manage the Funnel

PPM - Funnel Overview

Executive leadership teams are frequently overwhelmed by the volume of implementation requests that demand satisfaction.  Adding to this complexity is that project requests can come from both formal and informal request channels.  Who hasn’t received project requests via email, brief mentions in meetings, or worse, during hallway conversations?

Top 4 Tips for Managing Resource Allocation

The Problem

Let’s face it our business partners have to deliver more and more competitive products and services and in this day and age most of their initiatives require a technology effort to be successful.  The CIO and his/her management team need to field these requests and figure out how to implement them  without the ability to expand their delivery teams.  The pace of business moves too fast these days to have requests come in from email, untethered requests made directly to technology teams, or conversations in the hallway.

Project Management – Evolve or Die!

Socially Enabled PMO
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” - Lao Tzu

Portfolios, Projects, Tasks; What's the difference?

Overview

Surprisingly enough, one of the most common questions heard when an organization first starts out to implement some Project Management improvements is “What is a project?” and “What is a portfolio?”.  At first these might seem like a very simple question, but when one delves into what is really being asked the question becomes a lot more interesting.  Frequently the person asking the question is really asking “What qualifies as a project vs. what qualifies as an ‘Activity’ or ‘Task’?” and “Will I have more than one project portfolio?”.

Project Management Offices on a Shoestring

PMO-light-increasing-productivity

There are a multitude of project and project portfolio management tools available on the market today.  For organizations with a limited number of projects, a limited resource pool, and/or a limited budget, a "PMO Light" approach can work well.

Here are just two examples of how PMO Light can be implemented:

Project Management Office Templates (Free)

Project Management Templates

Want to get more control over your projects but not sure where to begin?  We have you covered.  The most important thing to remember when embarking on a road to better project delivery is to keep in mind that you need to show your organization value fast and continue to show value over time.

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