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Key Project Management Trends to Watch in 2014

Last year, we predicted that in 2013 we would see the three Cs: Consolidation, Change and Collaboration—and we most certainly did. These forces will no doubt continue to shape the project management landscape in the year ahead. Yet trends on the horizon point to a renewed focus on the alignment of IT operations and strategic...

Trends in the Cloud: What 2014 Will Bring

While cloud computing ostensibly makes us more efficient, it has yet to make us omniscient. However, key trends are emerging that merit attention in 2014 to fully leverage the power of the cloud, particularly by effectively managing project and application portfolios. Those organizations that can capitalize on the potential that these trends promise for businesses...

PPM in 2013: Consolidation, Change and Collaboration

First published on ProjectManagement.com on January 2nd, 2013. As  2012 starts to become a distant memory and companies begin implementing their 2013 plans, I’ve spent some time reflecting on the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) trends of 2012 and how those trends will continue, amplify or decrease into the new year.  From observations made over the...

Democratizing IT Work Requests with Project Scoring

First published on ProjectManagement.com on December 4th, 2012 We’ve all heard the adage, “By failing to plan, you are planning to fail,” but for IT departments trying to handle myriad work requests on a continual basis, a more apt adage would be “By failing to prioritize, you are planning to fail.” This article is designed to...

Why PMOs Should Leverage the Cloud

With cloud-based project portfolio management software, project management offices can gain visibility into both strategic initiatives and sustaining operations, resulting in clear visibility into operations, effective prioritization, and better decision-making across the entire portfolio. A Project Management Office (PMO) doesn’t always achieve its full potential. Project managers often find themselves short on resources, time and...