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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.

Manage Your Resources to Support Portfolio Strategy During Uncertainty

The world is full of uncertainties and uncharted territory lies just around the next corner for many companies. It just so happens that we have been in uncharted territory for several months as the world comes to grips with the COVID-19 global health pandemic. Shifting resources to support operations in the current climate quickly became...

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...

3 Strategic Reasons to Productize Your PMO

We’ve heard a lot about the role, or lack thereof, of the Project Management Office (PMO) in the Agile world. And, about transforming IT from a ‘project’-driven shop to a ‘product’-driven shop – again threatening the role of the PMO. So what role is there for a PMO? The same one it’s always had. No...

Bringing Practicality to Enterprise Portfolio Management

Desperate times call for practical measures, isn’t that how the saying goes? Sure seems that practicality is the name of the game these days, as the world decides what is and isn’t essential. What is essential in your life? Chances are, your answers have changed drastically in the last month or even within the last...

Project Kickoff: Ensuring Your Project Starts Off on the Right Foot

Written by: Brad Egel When you think of project kickoff, what comes to mind first? Starting a fresh project where everything is right with the world? A new beginning with a new client who is excited and ready to work with you on the path to a successful end solution? A fresh start with zero issues...

5 steps to improved task management

This article isn't going to focus on any one task management solution. What works best for you, your project, your project customer, your project team and your overall collaboration and reporting needs is for you to figure out and decide. But what I can and will discuss here is my own thoughts on five key...

Project management: Getting down to the basics

Wouldn't it be nice if we could break project management (PM) down to simple basics? Some key practices to follow that would simplify our lives as project managers and make repeatable successes a more likely concept going forward? Oh wait! I know the answer to this one. We can.