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Portfolio Management Reporting Doesn’t Have to be Painful

The PMO’s job driving project selection and making smart resource allocations just got a little easier. We recently updated the eBook, The Top 7 Reports for IT PMOs, that provides a look at key reports you need to inform stakeholders consistently, confidently, and often. We’re excited about the new, interactive Gated Project Dashboard in Planview...

Extend Your KPIs for Smarter Decisions

So, we’ve already talked about strategies for improving and strengthening your strategic portfolio management. And we’ve covered the importance of making tradeoff decisions when it comes to new initiatives. Clearly, creating what-if scenarios can help decision-makers at all levels determine the best path forward. But what about using meaningful key performance indicators (KPIs) for communicating...

Making the Right Tradeoff Decisions

In a previous post, we discussed making better strategic decisions by using holistic planning. Simply put: portfolio planning should always start by thinking first about your desired outcomes This means that any decision to take on any new work or reprioritize work is guided by the organization’s end goals (as illustrated in Figure 2 in...

Five Critical Questions to Ask Your PPM Vendor

Sometimes, knowing the right questions to ask can make all the difference in evaluating new tools. For example, your IT Project Portfolio Management solution may be coming apart at the seams – whether it is cobbled together spreadsheets or maybe your current solution isn’t scaling with your current (and future) business needs. You’ve been tasked...

The Top Six Reports for IT PMOs

The IT PMO’s work is a Catch-22. Praised one day for doing an exemplary job of guiding projects to completion on time and on budget, only to realize that this metric is no longer enough and then suffer from a lack of perceived value. Reports for IT PMOs are a given, but what should those reports...