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Project Portfolio Management

7 Characteristics of Capacity-Centered Organizations

What would it mean to your company’s innovation speed if you could shift your decision timelines from months/weeks to days? Or if you could speed time-to-market with better ability to see and optimize resources? What if you could be confident that resources are working on the highest value work in the portfolio? According to the...

Project Portfolio Management

7 Foolproof Tips for Gaining Visibility into Demand

A long-held axiom is that knowledge is power. Nowhere is this truer than when trying to determine how to resolve persistent resource overloads. But it’s hard to know how to address the constraints of your workforce if you don’t understand the scope and volume of work that’s competing for their time. This is why gaining...

Project Portfolio Management

5 Benefits of Understanding Resource Capacity

A compelling statistic emerged from the 2016 Resource Management and Capacity Planning benchmark study. Of organizations that considered themselves lower maturity when it comes to capacity planning, only 31% typically even consider capacity when deciding to take on new projects. In stark contrast, 72% of mature companies consider capacity most or all of the time....

Product Portfolio Management, Project Portfolio Management

What is Resource Management and Capacity Planning and Why Should You Care?

I’ve been writing, speaking, and advising for some time now about the importance of resource management and capacity planning, but I realize it is time to step back and define what this truly means in layman’s terms… First, some foundation. What is resource management and capacity planning? When we refer to resources in this context of...

Products

12 Tips for Un-Common Sense Resource Planning

***Warning: These 12 Tips are provided to help you bring common sense to your organization’s resource planning. If your organization isn’t ready for common sense, proceed with extreme caution. But proceed nonetheless.*** In my roles both as author on the subject of project management and working here at Planview with our fantastic customers, I can...

Project Portfolio Management

Capacity-Centered IT: The Secret to Successful Digital Transformation Initiatives

If you’ve been watching the latest trends, you’re no doubt already aware enterprise IT and PMO leaders are feeling increased pressure to deliver on digital transformation initiatives. In today’s market, providing a seamless customer experience is a top priority, and, more than ever, it’s a company’s digital transformation initiatives that are instrumental in delivering on...

Project Portfolio Management

Building an Innovation Portfolio—10 Key Takeaways

I recently hosted a discussion with Forrester’s, vice president, principal analyst serving CIOs, Chip Gliedman and Planview’s NDP solution market manager Carrie Nauyalis about innovation and portfolio management, and how the two relate. I’ve included an image of the visual notes designed during the live event. Check out this visual reference for the topics and key...

Project Portfolio Management

Optimizing Your Resources: Learn from the Military

Now more than ever, organizations are asked to do more with less. Pressures mount, competition is building, and there seems to never be enough resources to tackle what needs to be done. Then, when resources are finally allocated to strategic work, the work ends up getting delayed because the people are pulled off on emergencies,...

Project Portfolio Management

New PMO Directions Explored at Gartner 2012 PPM: Reasons Why You Should Rethink Your PMO

In my presentation at the Gartner 2012 PPM Summit, I discussed “Delivering What Matters: Focusing the PMO on the Big Picture.” I presented a number of themes, all of which, to my delight, aligned quite nicely with the collective keynotes and presentations at the conference. There’s no doubt that the role of the PMO is changing,...