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The Meaning of a Project

In his July 2009 TED talk, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Dan Pink talks about intrinsic motivation: “The three most vital components of a successful project: autonomy, mastery and meaning”. Do go ahead and listen to the seventeen minute presentation, it’s well worth it. Then, read on. I would argue that...

Integrated Portfolio Analysis — How Did We Get Here and Are We Finally Ready?

Recently, Gartner took a new look at the whole notion of PPM, from an enterprise and IT perspective. For those of you that have seen my previous post, you know that we applaud this change. The landscape outlined in the new Gartner PPM Market Universe is dead on with where portfolio management is headed. A major...

Come in, our APIs are Open!

Projectplace is a service in “The Cloud”, and we deliver a product designed to solve many problems for many potential customers. You can go to our site and evaluate our service for free. We hope you’ll understand what we’re about and decide to become a customer. But if our offer fails to appeal we will lose your...

Innovation Tools: Enablers or Derailers? 4 Easy Steps to Keeping It on the Rails

“Innovate or Die.” It’s the current battle cry for businesses trying to get or stay ahead of the competition and remain viable in the market. But how do you avoid innovation for innovation’s sake, and instead drive measurable business results through innovation tools and processes? Birds of a Feather Innovation Leaders Workshop I learned the...

Project Management in IT: How Risky is Your Project?

It would seem that in the age of fast-paced technological improvements and facilitated decision-making, projects within IT should become more manageable and carry less risk. After all, today CIOs and project managers have numerous tools at their finger tipsto make project management more efficient and productive.However, many teams still struggle with proper resource management, budget...

IT Governance in the Public Sector: Make the Jump to the Cloud

Embracing the benefits of the Cloud for IT organizations, many companies have decided to transition from old-fashioned on-premise solutions to innovative cloud-based applications. The difference has been quite dramatic as many of those who switched have managed to achieve greater efficiency, gain more visibility as well as decrease the overall total cost of ownership. However,...

How Portfolio Management Can Maximize CIO Contribution to Shareholder Value

ZDNet recently ran a piece entitled, “5 Reasons the CIO Can Be a Corporate Sustainability Hero.” Interesting and true, but I felt like they buried the lead as journalists like to say. Sustainability is crucial to this story, but far more powerful when considered in conjunction with the CIO’s impact on his or her company’s...

Portfolio Perspectives: Getting the PPM Picture

Welcome to Portfolio Perspectives! I’m excited to present this new blog which will offer insights, thought leadership and points of view on portfolio management and its growing impact across the enterprise. In today’s business climate of perpetual change, the discipline of portfolio management is more critical than ever to help you make timely, informed business...

Put a Spike In It

Spikes in Agile Software Development environments are used to investigate a concept and/or create a simple prototype. Basically, a spike is a quick (typically less than a sprint of effort) exploration by coding of an area in which the development team lacks confidence. The spike is concluded when you learn what you needed to learn....