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Project Portfolio Management

The PMO is under constant pressure. From maintaining standards for project management practices to planning and delivering projects – the PMO needs to be in constant sync with strategy and business outcomes. This PMO blog category provides numerous recommendations from experts to encourage top down and bottom up planning, improve processes, promote stakeholder satisfaction, and ultimately eliminate silos to advance the PMO function. Get expert advice on the pros and cons of adopting a continuous planning model. Experts will also share real-world advice on choosing your next Project Portfolio Management tool and how to #BeThatPMO your business needs.

Project Portfolio Management

New Ways to Tame the IT Demand Management Beast

An indiscriminate approach to work intake and requests is a competitive disadvantage in today’s rapidly shifting business environments. Consider an IT department without an established IT demand management process: They simply say yes to everything regardless of relevance or value. Taking control of this beast requires the ability to see new project demand and route...

Project Portfolio Management

PMO Leadership: How PMOs Can Evolve into Savvy PMOs

PMO leadership today is about more than being a purveyor of governance and delivering projects on time and on budget. The Savvy PMO fosters organizational agility, cultivates efficiencies, and drives growth strategies. They meet executive expectations for informed counsel on vital business decisions such as which projects to prioritize, where to focus spending, how to...

Project Portfolio Management

How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards

Does your PMO generate portfolio dashboards for stakeholders and executives? If so, do those portfolio dashboards offer the right insights and data to help inform and empower your business leaders to make quick decisions? Does it help your PMO be seen as a value driver? In a 2019 Deloitte survey of 1,000 U.S. executives, 67% revealed...

Project Portfolio Management

How Savvy PMOs Actualize Project Visibility

Does your PMO provide the project visibility and insights required to help the organization deliver on strategy? For some PMOs, project visibility is limited to just project status. This two-part blog series outlines how to design our own set of reports, analytics, dashboards, and KPIs to elevate visibility and provide the strategic insights your multiple...

Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

Better Together: Planview and Cherwell Join Forces

Partnership highlights power of Planview Portfolio Management and Cherwell ITSM to help joint customers better achieve their strategic and operational goals Like the human brain, an organization can rewire itself in response to disruptive events, creating new models for connecting strategy and delivery. There’s a renewed urgency here, and Planview is committed to helping our...

Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

Capturing Actuals in 2020: Who Said Timesheets are Passé?

“Timesheets are passé.” “Nobody wants to do a timesheet!” “Agile teams don’t report time!” But… “All of this capitalization stuff is being pushed very hard by finance.” “[So we need] rigorous timekeeping against work.” You may be thinking that I’ve collected these quotes from a variety of Planview customers, but the reality is that these...

Project Portfolio Management

Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery

What’s the top factor for future success according to nearly 4,000 project managers, PMOs, and executives? The answer may not surprise you: “Organizational agility.” The Project Management Institute (PMI) asked this question for the first time ever for its 2020 Pulse of the Profession® report, knowing that organizations are rewiring to innovate and deliver competitive products...

Project Portfolio Management

How Savvy PMOs Keep Score to Improve Demand Management

A shared services mandate challenged a major university to merge three central IT organizations into one. To meet service delivery goals, they had to redefine and implement their IT operations and internal processes. In addition, they needed more than 800 employees to adopt them! Working with IT, the PMO started with demand management and has...

Project Portfolio Management

How the Savvy PMO Does Demand Management

Could your work intake and demand management processes use some sprucing up? Have no fear, the Savvy PMO is here! This blog series is for you whether you are inundated with work requests, need a more streamlined process, require better scoring and prioritization, or have other challenges with demand management. Using a formalized demand management...

Project Portfolio Management

Resource Planning the Savvy PMO Way

This blog series is part of our quest to help you enhance your resource planning, no matter where you are on the resource management and planning capacity curve. In part one of this blog series, we covered the first two guidelines, which are all about your people: Focus on your key resources first Assign and...