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Project Portfolio Management

Making Resource Management Everyone’s Responsibility

Whether blamed for lengthy project delivery times or less-than-stellar project results, many PMO leaders find themselves in the cross-hairs these days. No one wants to be accused of being slow or process-heavy when it comes to resource capacity planning. But PMO leaders and resource managers can’t manage resources one project at a time. Instead, the...

Project Portfolio Management, Work Management for Teams

Managing the Craziness of Change with Enterprise Portfolio Management

For most organizations, growing revenue and managing operational spend are top priorities. With digital disruption occurring in everything from banking, shopping, to healthcare, today’s organizations must focus on new customer-oriented strategies when it comes to planning and execution. Put simply: managing the customer experience is forcing enterprises to beef up investment in new technology, which...

Work Management for Teams

PPM is Better with Collaboration

We’re excited to announce that Planview has been recognized as a “Leader” in the recently released Forrester Wave for Enterprise Collaborative Work Management report. This position validates Projectplace’s offerings, specifically citing “Planview balances work and collaboration for a well-designed experience.” Collaborative work management is a key element in successful project execution. This level of analyst...

Project Portfolio Management

Future Proofing Project Management

Many organizations are hesitant to adopt a formal PMO, but those that have are realizing the benefits as well as the potential of such an organization. According to PMI Pulse of the Profession, businesses with a PMO see a 27% decrease in failed projects and an 45% increase in project alignment with business objectives. Furthermore,...

Project Portfolio Management

Upping Your Project Management Game

Project management is an increasingly important role in business success as project become bigger and organizations rely on successful completion of projects more and more. Project managers need to continue to increase their value add and demonstrate benefit from their efforts. Up your project management game by following these best practices:   1. Get Your...

Project Portfolio Management

Optimizing the PMO to Meet Today’s Challenges

We learned in a recent webinar with Melinda Ballou, analyst at IDC and author of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud PPM and PPM SaaS 2015-2016 Vendor Assessment that challenges facing today’s Program Management Offices (PMOs) are ever-changing; staying ahead of the curve has proven to be more challenging than ever as technology advances quicker than...

Project Portfolio Management

Top 5 Project Portfolio Management Use Cases

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a useful solution for any project management office (PMO) looking to better manage and execute their projects and keep their organization producing value. Most organizations are able to manage projects in a task management solution or by using complex spreadsheets, but the truth is at a certain point it becomes...

Project Portfolio Management

Getting Started with Project Scoring

Scoring projects is an easy way to identify high value projects and push them to the front of the line, keeping your organization working on the highest priority initiatives at all times. But you might be surprised at how little of organizations are actually doing it in practice. In our latest Project and Portfolio Management...

Project Portfolio Management

Strategy + Tactics = PMO Success

Planning is often an overwhelming yet exciting time as you are mapping out the road ahead. Having a good sense of what you would like to get done over the year, recalling how far you were able to come, and forecasting on paper (or in the cloud) the middle ground of what is realistic for...

Project Portfolio Management

“I Can’t Wait for Portfolio Planning!” … Said No One. Ever.

For many organizations, portfolio planning happens once a year or once a quarter and consists of hours of preparing, evaluating [read: arguing] and justifying project investments. At the end of it all, the plan is well thought out, extremely thorough and in line with business goals. Success. Or is it? As soon as the plan...