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Why You Need Both PPM and Agile – Part 2

In part one of my two-part blog series, I highlight 3 of the 7 reasons why Agile and PPM are not mutually exclusive. By using both Agile and Project Portfolio Management (PPM), you can make your business more nimble and competitive. With Agile,…

Step Up Product Innovation by Understanding Resource Capacity

Innovation is the engine that brings new ideas and products to market. These great ideas can make a big difference when it comes to staying competitive and creating new revenue streams. But knowing which ones to push and when to deliver them…

The World of Work Today: Structured Versus Unstructured Work

Whether scheduled, planned, or the current fire drill, getting work done is where the rubber hits the road for organizations. Sure, formal projects are all about ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery of an over-arching deliverable. But…

Checklist to Conquering Collaborative Work Management

I’ve got to admit—I love checklists. There’s something about the action of physically checking a task off that gives you a sense of accomplishment. Plus, when the list starts shrinking, and you get closer to a goal, or simply to the weekend,…

Human Resources Project Management

How often do you consider those in Human Resources project managers? Probably not often. But I am here to tell you we are. We are “accidental project managers”.  From facilitating interviews during the hiring process, planning annual…

Portfolio and Resource Management at Work

Today’s organizations are challenged to drive innovation and transformation like never before. Savvy PMOs and IT organizations realize that they must go beyond simply completing projects on time and on budget. They must create and drive…

Enterprise Architects Must Contribute to the Strategic Plan

When enterprise architects focus on application and technology direction, they tend to keep business strategy front and center. The downside? It doesn’t end up driving significant business change. While these efforts can alter…

The Secret Sauce to Creating Innovation Capacity

The 2016 Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study revealed that increasingly more organisations understand the importance and value of capacity planning.  The number one pain point year over year for most companies…

Calm the Chaos: The Project Manager Survival Guide

You have probably experienced this scenario: You go to work with a set to-do list in your mind, just to have it blown apart by fire drills. Even though you planned to have hours to catch up project statues at your desk, you are pulled into meetings,…