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Jerry Manas, an internationally best-selling author, speaker, and consultant, knows a little bit about technology and the role it can play in helping organizations reach their full potential. In a recent whitepaper entitled “Charting…
You wake up in a cold sweat and the clock is glaring 2:09am. Not again! All you can think about is the fact that you know your project is never going to finish, much less on time. If only you had set realistic resource expectations on the front end…
It’s that time of year again—leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting colder, and pumpkin is once again the flavor of the season. With everyone gearing up for the holidays, this time of year can get rather busy. It’s always nice…
In my previous blog, The Workberg: Structured and Unstructured Work, I explain the concept of the Workberg to illustrate the different types of work going on in your organization. Above the waterline is where the formal, structured, process-driven…
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,…

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…

Prepare to Set Sail in the Choppy Waters of Digital Transformation

First the good news: we’re all in the same boat when it comes to coping with massive digital transformation and disruption. The not-so-great news? This full-steam ahead approach to technology is making waves that require a new management…

7 Reasons Why You Need Both PPM and Agile

For the PMO, the pressure is on to reduce planning time, adapt to market demands and changes, and deliver the best projects within budget. But is management really asking you to morph into a scrum master, or simply embrace an agile framework?…

PMO

The PMO is under constant pressure. From maintaining standards for project management practices to planning and delivering projects – the PMO needs to be in constant sync with strategy and business outcomes. This PMO blog category provides numerous recommendations from experts to encourage top down and bottom up planning, improve processes, promote stakeholder satisfaction, and ultimately eliminate silos to advance the PMO function. Get expert advice on the pros and cons of adopting a continuous planning model. Experts will also share real-world advice on choosing your next Project Portfolio Management tool and how to #BeThatPMO your business needs.