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The Four P’s of the PMO

Almost everyone has heard of the four P’s of marketing – product, pricing, promotion, and place. Marketers use these to help develop a marketing and go-to-market strategy for their product or services. The marketing four P’s serve as a guideline. A PMO should also have four P’s that can provide a guideline for PMO teams...

Project Portfolio Management

Gartner PPM Summit: Key Learnings for Every PMO

Every year top PMO professionals attend the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit – coming away with valuable key learnings from peers and analysts. This year Innotas was named a “Leader” by Gartner in the Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services Magic Quadrant for the fifth consecutive year (download a complimentary copy here) and...

Project Portfolio Management

Benchmarking Your PMO

Every year, Innotas conducts a survey of project management professionals – Project Managers, PMOs, CIOs, and IT Management – to help get a sense of trends in project and portfolio management. Over the years, several trends seem to continue, while new insights always seem to enter the forefront, regardless there is always something interesting to share,...

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The Transforming Role of the CIO

One of the most common questions I get asked is “what is the transforming role of the CIO?” It’s no surprise that this is top of mind for CIOs. In fact, according to a recent CIO.com survey , 45% say that becoming a “transformational” CIO is their number one priority for 2016. This rate is...

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Five Resolutions for the Modern Project Manager

Now that the holidays are in the rear view mirror, January is over, and the Superbowl is in the air, it’s time for project management professionals to buckle down and focus. Many of you have already missed your resolutions or are off to a bad start (guilty as charged here), but it isn’t too late...

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Cloud-based vs. Cloud-hosted: What’s the Difference?

There are some common misconceptions about the distinction between cloud-based and cloud-hosted applications, particularly when it comes to PPM software. Many people confuse these two terms or use them synonymously – which is inaccurate. When thinking about the business impact of an application and the long term effects of going with one model over the other,...

Project Portfolio Management

Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Your Project Portfolio

We have all heard the story about How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Every organization has a “Grinch” of their own, most specifically a project portfolio management (PPM) Grinch. The Grinch is the naysayer, the one who is always skeptical about portfolio management benefits, the one who cannot open their eyes beyond the initial costs and...

Project Portfolio Management

Your People Are Falling Through The Cracks (Part 3)

In part one of this series, we talked about how resource planning is key to the success of any long term project. Without proper planning, there is no way to effectively plan resources and schedule accordingly while being able to rely on that data to continue with workflows. We continued the discussion of successful resource...

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Don’t Massacre Your PMO with Spreadsheets

Halloween is around the corner, but ghouls, goblins, and ghosts shouldn’t worry you. You have a deadly horror lurking in the halls, hiding in the shadows of your conference rooms, and trapped in computers waiting to spring on you when you least expect it – spreadsheets. These spreadsheets are creating massacres across the industry, cannibalizing...

Project Portfolio Management

Your People Are Falling Through The Cracks (Part 2)

In part one of this blog series, I discussed why resource management should start with resource planning. Prioritizing and scheduling people to ensure they are working on the right projects at the right time is critical because it does not matter if you are executing well, unless you are executing on the right things well....