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New PMO Directions Explored at Gartner 2012 PPM: Reasons Why You Should Rethink Your PMO

In my presentation at the Gartner 2012 PPM Summit, I discussed “Delivering What Matters: Focusing the PMO on the Big Picture.” I presented a number of themes, all of which, to my delight, aligned quite nicely with the collective keynotes and presentations at the conference. There’s no doubt that the role of the PMO is changing,...

If It Looks Like a Cloud, Talks Like a Cloud…

Cloud-based solutions are clearly here to stay, which is a really good thing for enterprises and consumers. In the enterprise, software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings have been the dominant cloud-based solution in recent history. More and more organizations are reaping the economic benefits of adopting SaaS offerings across a broad range of software categories. For example, cloud-hosted...

PIPELINE 2012: A Virtual Trip Around the Globe with Product Developers and Innovation Leaders

Reflecting on time with product developers and innovation leaders from around the globe in PIPELINE 2012, I am truly impressed by several things: The amazing speakers The feedback we’re receiving indicates that I am not alone appreciation of the quality of the innovators, scholars, authors, and product development practitioners who took the time to participate in...

Resource Management 101, Part 2: Current Workload or What the Heck Are We Working On!?

By: George Shaheen, Sales Consultant & Product Evangelist at Innotas In part 1 of this series, we took a look at how we lay down a foundation for resource management success by documenting each of our people, their attributes, setting corporate calendars, and finally, out of office time. Upon that strong foundation, we are going...

Resource Management 101, Part 1: People and Calendars

By: George Shaheen, Sales Consultant & Product Evangelist at Innotas So you’ve done it. You’ve decided you’re going to implement some sort of resource management within your organization to get a handle on what everyone is working on, if your people are doing too much, too little (yeah right), and whether or not it’s relevant...

Integrated Innovation: 9 Rules for Balancing Structure and Creativity

The most innovative organizations — noted for their creative designs, unorthodox service, or energizing workspace — make innovation a part of their culture. It is integrated into all that they do, and not just limited to the CEO or an “innovation group.” Here are 9 tips for achieving Integrated Innovation in your organization: Don’t Underestimate...

Project Management Help

Most software suppliers deliver their solutions with some kind of help file. Similarly, we have such a solution and are confident that the information we provide is relevant, helpful and accurate for our users. But, many software users try to avoid ever reading these help files. It is in fact often the last place people...

Are You Engaging in Rigorous Capital Planning or Shadowboxing?

In the last blog post, How Structured Is Your Capital Planning Process?, I wrote about my interview with Madison Laird, Executive-in-Residence at Planview. We discussed the extremes of highly structured processes and highly unstructured processes that exist in capital planning; inspired by the newly released report from The State of Capital Planning survey.

A Seat at the Table—Making Your PMO More Relevant in Time of Change

At the PMO Symposium in Orlando several months ago, Planview’s Expert-in-Residence Terry Doerscher and I discussed a number of topics that seemed to permeate the conference. There were a number of sessions decrying the lack of PMO focus on value and benefits. And several sessions spoke of the growing trend toward lean and adaptive methodologies,...

New Product Development and Lean Innovation: Cut Waste, Not Creativity

Lean Innovation and New Product Development  Written by Sean Klein, Business Analyst at Kalypso, and Avjit Dugal, Senior Consultant at Kalypso   In both operations and manufacturing, the concept of “lean,” has earned its reputation as a powerful toolset that drives down cost and improves cycle-times. Lean manufacturing achieves this value through a focus on...