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Six Tips for a Successful PPM Software Implementation

When planning to implement a Project Portfolio Management software solution, there are several factors to keep in mind that could be the difference between success and failure.  Below are six key areas to examine prior to implementation kickoff… How much change will the PPM solution be creating? One of the biggest reasons that PPM implementations...

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What is Top Down PPM and Why is it Important?

What is Top Down Portfolio Management? Top down portfolio management is an approach to implementing project portfolio management software that helps to minimize organizational change and promote solution adoption.  Opposed to the bottom up approach to PPM which focuses on improving individual project execution through detailed task management, top down portfolio management focuses on improving...

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Five Keys to Establishing a Successful PMO

What is a PMO? The basic definition of the PMO in a business or professional enterprise is a permanent organization tasked with one or more of the following objectives: Define and maintain the guidelines, policies, processes, and standard documentation around projects. Encourage and sustain repeatability related to project management. Provide central, coordinated management/oversight into the...

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Every budget is an IT budget. Now is the time for IT Alignment with the Business.

A recent article caught our attention where Peter Sondergaard, Senior VP of research at Gartner, stated that every budget is an IT budget and that technology is embedded in every product. So how can IT departments begin to think differently and act quickly in order to keep up with technology trends? Here are some of...

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Hitting IT Projects Out of the Park – Essential Tips for Project Management Success

In the words of one of baseball’s brightest stars Yogi Berra, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else”. Score a win for your IT project and realize more revenue by implementing these key project management tips. Deliver projects on time, and within budget. Just put on your manager’s...

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Application Portfolio Management – “Don’t Boil the Ocean”

By Samir Mukadam, VP of Product Management at Innotas We briefly mentioned Application Portfolio Management (APM) in our most recent post. Since then we have received many emails from customers and prospects on how one should go about rolling out APM in their organization. –Here is how Innotas thinks an IT organization should approach APM:...

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Resource Management 101, Part 3: Optimization, Alignment, and Efficiency

And, we’re back with the exciting conclusion to our 3 part resource management blog series. We’ve already taken a look at laying a foundation and capturing our current workload. In this post, we will explore how we achieve optimization and alignment of our portfolio of projects to squeeze the most efficiency out of our people....

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Resource Management 101, Part 2: Current Workload or What the Heck Are We Working On!?

By: George Shaheen, Sales Consultant & Product Evangelist at Innotas In part 1 of this series, we took a look at how we lay down a foundation for resource management success by documenting each of our people, their attributes, setting corporate calendars, and finally, out of office time. Upon that strong foundation, we are going...

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Resource Management 101, Part 1: People and Calendars

By: George Shaheen, Sales Consultant & Product Evangelist at Innotas So you’ve done it. You’ve decided you’re going to implement some sort of resource management within your organization to get a handle on what everyone is working on, if your people are doing too much, too little (yeah right), and whether or not it’s relevant...

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Pump up your PMO with Project Portfolio Management

By: Joerg Koehler, Director of Marketing at Innotas According to a recent report from PM Solutions (The State of the PMO 2012), the sheer number of PMOs and their power within an organization has risen dramatically since 2000. 87% of all surveyed companies and organizations (large and small) have a PMO in place in 2012....