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.

How Akamai Uses IT Portfolio Management Software to Empower Executives

IT portfolio management software is known for helping PMOs evaluate and track multiple active projects. But it can also be used to effortlessly provide executives with high-level, global data that enhances their strategic decision-making process. Take Akamai Technologies as an example. They’re a leading content delivery network services provider for media and software. Akamai implemented...

What are the Barriers to Rapid Digital Transformation?

When KPMG asked CEOs how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their digital transformation plans, 74 percent said it accelerated the digitization of operations and the creation of a next-generation operating model by months, if not years. Yet for some organizations, the initial hustle to transform can get bogged down by obstacles throughout the company. What are...

An Insider’s Guide to Modern PPM: Evolving Approaches and Technology

PMOs are in a state of transition: ever shifting to support different teams, ways of working, strategic objectives, transformation programs, priorities, and more. Managing this level of complexity and constant change requires a modern approach to PPM – one that positions the PMO to become a more strategic creator of business value. “The Insider’s Guide...

Project Management Communication Plan

A robust and realistic project management communication plan is essential for project success. This informative and easy-to-read article looks at basic concepts of a project management communication plan, and provides examples, strategies and best practices. There are several paths to project glory. However, one characteristic that all successful projects have in common is effective and...

Two Real-World Stories: Cultivating a Single Source of Truth

How does a large enterprise cultivate a single source of truth across teams, departments, continents, and solutions? Planview enlisted not one, but two global Fortune 500 customers to tell their transformation stories during a “Fireside Chat: Power of Having One Single Source of Truth.” Each company is a trailblazer in evolving PPM to meet stakeholder...

How Much Do Project Managers Make?

How Much Do Project Managers Make? This informative and easy-to-read article answers the question “How much do project managers make?”, and provides practical tips for project managers to significantly boost their earning potential, career prospects, and job satisfaction. While some professions are struggling to survive in the face automation and obsolescence, others are accelerating in...

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...

Advantages of Collaborative Working – Clarizen

A highly effective and productive workplace needs to be more than just a sum of its parts. Sure, it’s always good to have great individuals working on their own work streams, but to really make amazing things happen and to exceed the norms of what’s expected on any given project, collaboration in the workplace has...

What is an End of Project Report? – Clarizen

An end of project report is used by project managers and their team at the end of a project to determine how the project performed. Whether your end of project report is as short as a single page or long enough to fill a three-ring binder, the purpose of the report is the same: Document...

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...