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7 Informative IT PMO Resources to Leverage in 2014

7 Informative IT PMO Resources to Leverage in 2014

As we begin to tackle everything the New Year brings, I wanted to share this list of informative IT PMO resources from 2013 I thought you may find helpful as you work through your 2014 goals.

These resources feature best practices from IT executives in today’s leading organizations, trends from industry analysts, and our own resident expert and best-selling business author, Jerry Manas.

With 2014 well underway, we are finalizing our plans and are excited to provide you with timely content and actionable advice you can leverage to advance your PMO.

  1. [Analyst Report] Map Your Journey to the Future with Next-Generation Portfolio Management by Margo Visitacion and Kurt Bittner, July 15, 2013
    Access this report to learn how you can seize opportunities by making the most of your portfolio management tools not just at an operational level to help manage work, but also at a strategic level to optimize the use of scarce capacity across your portfolios and ensure alignment with your organizational objectives. This report is available until March 11, 2014.
  2. [On Demand Webcast] Portfolio Management in the Agile Enterprise
    Find out what Margo Visitacion, Forrester Research, Inc., Ryan Martens, CTO, Rally Software, and Patrick Tickle, EVP of Products at Planview had to say in regards to IT organizations’ increased use of portfolio management and agile methodologies to speed innovation.
  3. [CIO.com Article] Portfolio Management Isn’t Just for IT Anymore
    Read on about Hallmark CIO, Mike Goodwin’s perspective on using portfolio management in their consumer products group after successfully leveraging it in the IT organization for more than a decade.
  4. [On Demand Webcast] 5 Imperatives‏ for Your PMO – A Real World Perspective
    Listen in as Michele Mills, director, ITS Program Management Office at University of Utah Health Care shares real-world examples of how her organization is addressing 5 key issues in their PMO including managing resources and providing the right set of analytics and dashboards for key stakeholders, making their PMO an indispensable part of their organization.
  5. [White Paper] Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates – Part I
    In this popular two-part paper, Jerry Manas offers a comprehensive and practical guide for improving your project estimates (featuring tips 1-5) with advice you can begin incorporating within your organization soon after reading the paper. Access Part II for tips 6 – 10: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates – Part II [White Paper]
  6. [On Demand Webcast] If Napoleon Had Planview: Timeless Lessons in Portfolio and Resource Management
    Jerry Manas delivers a unique and lively look at how Napoleon’s army achieved breakthrough success against all odds by using methods in resource alignment, enablement, and communication that are startlingly relevant to today’s organizations. Now if only he’d had Planview… Find out lessons learned from Napoleon’s ultimate downfall and tips and tools for using portfolio and resource management for making an immediate impact in your own organization.
  7. [Analyst Report] 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications
    Access the report to learn why Gartner says, “The IIPA software market helps IT leaders link, monitor, analyze and communicate their activities on a single portfolio-level software platform, providing CIOs and other executives with holistic views of the IT portfolio while IT plans and executes in response to business and IT strategies.”

Are there any articles or industry reports that you have found to be particularly helpful as you kick off the New Year, but didn’t make this list? Please let me know what those are in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

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Linda Roach brings 17 years of experience in product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing to her role as Vice President of Marketing for Planview. Upon joining the company in 2004, Linda led the launch of Planview Enterprise, repositioning the company from a single product to a highly successful multiple product line. Prior to joining Planview, Linda held management positions at Pervasive Software, VTEL Corporation, and Kodak where she led go-to-market initiatives covering new products, product line expansion, and opening new market segments. Linda holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has participated in Executive Education programs at the University of Michigan, Wharton School, and University of Texas at Austin. @lindaroach (Linda Roach on Twitter)