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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

Why a Good Project Roadmap is Beneficial to Your Project’s Success

It’s no secret that project management has its challenges, one of which is being able to communicate project plans and progress in a simple and easy way that everyone can understand. You want to keep everyone on the same page, to be able to turn complex project data into clear insights. However, a project often...

Enterprise Agile Planning, Project Portfolio Management

Enterprise Agility in Financial Services

We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. We learned more about some of the biggest struggles financial institutions face with a focus on capacity planning, funding models, and digital transformation. The topic discussed for most of the roundtable...

Project Portfolio Management

Project Prioritization as a Savvy PMO

In our previous post on prioritization, we talked about the importance of prioritizing your work. We also covered the groundwork you’ll need to know before implementing project prioritization methodologies of your own. Today, we’re going to take it a step further. If you’re new to prioritization, this post will help you learn how to identify...

Project Portfolio Management

Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake

Planview recently held a webinar with Michael Havison, Portfolio Director at Parkview Health where the focus was on project prioritization with strategic work intake. The On-Demand webinar is called, “Parkview Health: Prioritizing Project Investments with Strategic Work Intake.” We encourage you to listen to the full webinar, but in the meantime, review the following answers...

Project Portfolio Management

Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. Not only are they faced with challenges unique to healthcare, PMOs are also going through the trends mentioned in our recent post, “Conquer Your Business Transformation.” These include realizing Agile-at-scale, embracing the changing world of work, and creating an innovation culture. During the recent Planview Horizons...

Project Portfolio Management

How Do You Prioritize Your Work as a Savvy PMO?

How do you prioritize your work? Do you have a process to figure out what to do first or to identify the work that will bring the most value to the business? If your answer is “no,” keep reading; and if you answered “yes,” there is always room to improve. You may be surprised by...

Project Portfolio Management

The World of Work is Changing—Here’s How You Can Embrace It

Has your organization evolved in terms of how work gets done? PMOs are quickly realizing that in today’s changing world of work, it’s not really about what methodologies are used to get work done that impacts results, but it’s about taking a hybrid approach to portfolios—empowering teams to use the methods and processes that will...

Project Portfolio Management

The Zombie PMO Outbreak [Infographic]

Warning! The Zombie-PMO apocalypse is here. Executives are expecting more from PMOs than ever. They must drive digital transformation and fuel growth strategies by delivering complex programs across the organization at speed. But there is one problem…PMOs are finding it very hard to adapt. PMOs can no longer focus on standardization, governance, or control when...

Project Portfolio Management

3 Steps to Become the PMO for the Agile Enterprise

The end of the traditional Project Portfolio Management (PPM) world is near. It has been predicted that agile programs and product management will replace project management as the dominant approach for effective enterprise change and outcomes by 2023. Further, 80 percent of organizations will have an enterprise PMO focused on integrating products and programs in...

Enterprise Agile Planning, Project Portfolio Management

5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

As we finalize our six-part blog series on how to become agile, let’s take a look back at the previous five blogs and provide you with a brief summary of their key points. Throughout this series, we’ve discussed the five ways to become agile, addressed the primary issues and roadblocks, as well as the critical...