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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.

Lean & Agile Delivery, Project Portfolio Management

The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO

The past four blogs in our series are based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale and have centered around how the PMO can guide the enterprise towards greater agility. It requires the PMO to reinvent itself from a central command organization to one that enables and empowers with...

Lean & Agile Delivery, Project Portfolio Management

Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Your organization’s ability to react quickly and pivot to changes and disruptions is crucial to remaining relevant to your customers. In a recent webcast, Planning Deconstructed, Heather Westomoreland, Planview Planning Capabilities Product Manager and Angie Sarmiento, Planview Solutions Marketing Manager discuss continuous planning and the steps organizations can take to have a more proactive role...

Lean & Agile Delivery, Project Portfolio Management

Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

In my last blog, “Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. In Part 4, we explore the trend of turning project-focused planning and delivery into a product-centric approach to enable...

Project Portfolio Management

Putting Continuous Planning Types to Work

Welcome to the finale of our four-part series that reviews the types of planning organizations have at their fingertips to convert strategy into results. At the beginning of this series, we discussed the importance of developing plans that are dynamic and continuous in order to adapt to change. Now, we will summarize the different types...

Project Portfolio Management

Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

In part two of this series, Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life, we reviewed the first three planning types from the eBook, “Planning Deconstructed: 5 Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy with a Dynamic and Continuous Approach,” covering financial and budgeting project plans, strategic planning, and program...

Project Portfolio Management

Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm

In part two of this series, Agile Transformation Requires Just Enough PMO Governance, we discussed the importance of the PMO shifting from a control mentality to a more collaborative, supportive role. Part of creating a PMO capable of supporting agile transformation means giving project and product managers more autonomy to choose work methods that maximize...

Lean & Agile Delivery, Product Portfolio Management, Project Portfolio Management

Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Today’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed. This is simply a reality organizations must come to realize. However, these conditions cause planning deficiencies to be magnified. In this blog series, we will be discussing five types of planning that are crucial to delivering on strategy with a dynamic...

Project Portfolio Management

Agile Transformation Requires Just Enough PMO Governance

This blog is part of a series based on tips for the PMO to support agile transformation. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading part one first, “Driving Agile at Scale: The Agile PMO,” which you can find here. To facilitate their agile transformation, PMOs need to provide project managers and teams with greater autonomy...

Project Portfolio Management

Driving Agile at Scale: The Agile PMO

The success of Agile ways of working is driving the recent trend to scale it more broadly throughout the organization. Executives are eager to apply the speed and flexibility that individual teams are demonstrating to larger, more strategic initiatives. As a result, they are looking to the PMO, known for leading change management, to drive...

Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

10 Point Checklist for Better Project Estimates

The following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas. For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog. From all the previous six parts of this series, it should be clear that effective estimation...