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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,…
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…
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…
In my part one and two of this three-part blog series, “The Nine Rules of Engagement,” I share a foundation for establishing guidelines for members of the gated process—with the process manager as the maestro. I make the analogy that…
Let’s face it, digital transformation is upon us. This rapid innovation—from cloud computing to AI to IoT—is a lot like a tsunami headed for the shore. To avoid being swallowed up, chart a new course with work and resource 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?…

Realizing the Benefits of Resource Planning

Remember that rocket you were building a couple weeks ago? It was a struggle to get started, since the raw materials were purchased before any proper resource planning. We covered the first 5 of 10 tips for better resource planning so you could…

How to Stay Realistic with Resource Planning

Imagine you’re building a rocket. You are so eager, you purchase the raw materials immediately and begin construction, under the assumption everything else will fall into place and you don’t need resource planning. Then you find out…

Three Benefits of Time Tracking

Time flies, especially when it comes to project management. It is often a struggle for PMs to keep up with the work of each individual team member, resulting in their inability to effectively monitor productivity and adhere to budgets and deadlines.…

4 Reasons to Establish an Adaptable PMO and Continuous Planning

Your customers expect immediate responses to their demands. Your executive team expects a budgeted plan for costs, value, and capacity that can be measured with accuracy to speed up decisions when there is a need to adapt to change.  Adaptive…

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.