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.

The PMO Roadmap for Driving Business Agility

Fresh from achieving great strides in digital transformation and other endeavors in record time over the past year, executives and boards of directors want to inject even more speed and agility into their organization’s DNA. Portfolio Management Offices are in a prime position to deliver this business agility – with the right PMO roadmap. This...

The Importance of Cost Control in Project Management – Clarizen

The importance of cost control in project management success is something every project manager is familiar with. The ability to maintain an organized approach to tasks while staying aware of cost control is not an easy skill. Although time and resource management are vital to achieving goals, cost performance is ultimately what determines a positive...

Top Reasons Why Effective Project Communication is Critical – Clarizen

Everyone knows, in theory at least, that effective project communication is essential. Almost any project manager, if asked to list the factors which are important for project success, would put communication near the top of the list. Unfortunately, communication is often taken for granted. Even when project managers put an early emphasis on communication, it...

What Are the Benefits of the Bottom Up Approach? – Clarizen

A common debate in the world of project management is that concerning the top down approach vs bottom up approach to management. While we have discussed this question before on our blog, here we will narrow the focus slightly, to investigate the benefits of bottom up approach theory and what they can bring to your...

Top Personality Traits of Highly Effective Project Managers – Clarizen

Every project team takes on at least a little bit of its project manager’s personality. If the PM is disorganized and careless, the team will almost certainly miss deadlines and produce substandard deliverables, even if the same team members have performed well on other projects. In the same way, teams working under a harsh, unfriendly...