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Ready to Be That PMO? Focus on Values and Outcomes

While PMOs have been historically focused on project methodology and compliance with internal processes, it is becoming more evident that the business stakeholders aren’t finding the value in these activities. Business leaders are looking for the PMO to provide the necessary information to enable the ability to plan, prioritize, and pivot to new priorities which...

Productivity Hacks for Project Managers with App Integrations

It’s high time for your apps to start collaborate – here are some brand new out-of-the-box productivity hacks for Projectplace users thanks to the integration platform Zapier. The benefit of project management software integration is that it enables apps that are crucial for you, to share data and trigger different actions. It automates reoccurring and manual...

Is Your PMO Top Down or Bottom Up?

Why does it matter? Both the top down and bottom up approaches are integral to project and portfolio success. However, it will significantly help you to know what your current approach is. With this awareness comes discussion on whether this is the approach you want. Many PMOs start out with a bottom up approach, but...

6 Innovation Takeaways from Spigit’s 2016 Ignite Summit

Last week the 2016 Ignite Summit took over San Francisco. And it was amazing. From the inspiring sessions led by industry leaders to the thought-provoking discussions during breaks, you couldn’t help but feel the energy flowing throughout the conference venue. The best part about Ignite? All the useful information and actionable advice that came out...

Lean: It’s About Pulling Together

What Lean Teams Can Learn from Crew I was working on a conference presentation the other day and found a picture of a crew team. It reminded me of a similar picture our marketing team has used on the LeanKit website, and how well that metaphor fits both Lean and me personally. I was in crew...

Getting Started with Agile Marketing and Project Collaboration

It’s never easy getting team buy-in for changing the way you work. Marketing teams have a never-ceasing workload, it’s hard to wrap your brain around new processes – even if it means more flexibility to adjust priorities on a daily basis. But agile marketing and project collaboration are worth the effort. In Parts 1 and 2...

Speaking the Right Language to Drive Business Transformation

New business models and disruption are fueling increasing demand for technology in the enterprise. A recent Gartner survey revealed that “70% of leading EA practitioners report that they are either responsible or accountable for the success of digital business.*” This makes it imperative for EAs to improve their rapport with all parts of the business. Here...

Daily Kanban Standup: Is Your Team Ready for the Next Evolution?

As an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and coach, I work with teams every day who are evolving their understanding of Kanban as well as the level of maturity at which their teams practice it. One of the most frequent questions I hear from the teams with whom I work is: Do daily standups really need to...

Creating a Customer Centric ePMO

Enterprise PMO’s and IT organizations have been focused on best practices for completing projects on time and within budget while increasing efficiencies. In many cases this is done by cost reducing methods such as decreased or flat headcount, with expectations of increased production. Ultimately the advantage to being a customer centric ePMO or IT department...

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...