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.

What Great Leaders Know About Top Down Management – Planview AdaptiveWork

Leadership determines productivity and morale. The wrong style can set a company into a tailspin of dissent that could have serious consequences for your staff retention rate. If your leadership style doesn’t match the company culture or situation, chances are you won’t be successful at managing your people. The majority of management styles in modern...

Best Practices of Project Management Execution Phase

When it comes to the execution phase of your project there are several ways of succeeding in terms of developing and completing deliverables. The third phase of the project life cycle is one of the most crucial of the project phases, since it’s the phase where you will construct your deliverables and present them to...

The Importance of Project Management Tools – Planview AdaptiveWork

With the growing use of technology in all facets of modern life, it’s no surprise that a huge range of project management tools have been developed which assist PMs in just about every aspect of their day-to-day work. The importance of project management tools is apparent for any project manager seeking to ensure project success....

Project Budgets: Tips for Estimating & Cost Tracking – Planview AdaptiveWork

Effective project budget tracking is essential to ensure that project costs do not spiral out of control — and potentially threaten project success. This informative and easy-to-read article explores the basics of project budget tracking, including best practices and a 7-phase methodology. One of the most difficult tasks in project management is cost tracking and...

Formal vs. Informal Project Management: Which is Right for You?

Have you ever heard a project manager refer to “formal” project management and wondered what exactly makes it formal? While different organizations might have their own definition of the term, formal project management is the area of interest to professional project managers, and is the preferred style of management for most enterprise projects. Here’s a...

What do your stakeholders need to know about your project?

Of all the things a project manager needs to manage—timelines, budgets, change orders and so on—the most important of all may be stakeholders’ expectations. After all, completion of any project depends on stakeholders doing what they’re expected to do, and the final determination of whether a project is a success or failure is made by...

What to Include in a Project Scope Statement

Of all the documents that get created, reviewed and shared over the life of a project—project plans, timelines, budgets, status reports and issue logs, just to name a few—the project scope statement may be the one that has the greatest influence over the project as a whole. The scope statement describes the goals, deadlines and...

6 Things to Cover in Project Kick-off Meetings – Planview AdaptiveWork

Your project kick-off meeting is the best opportunity for project managers to set the right tone for the weeks and months ahead. There are no budgetary or scheduling issues to address (at least for now), and no change orders to create tension or confusion. The project team and other stakeholders are excited to see the...

Triple Constraint in Project Management: the Basics

What is Triple Constraint? One of the oldest and most useful concepts in project management is triple constraint. Sometimes referred to as iron triangle or project triangle, triple constraint captures the reality that in order for a project to achieve its required objectives and meet quality expectations, it must successfully operate within three boundaries: scope,...

Work Breakdown Structure: The Basics & Best Practices

A work breakdown structure (WBS) is an essential project management tool that is used for planning, scheduling, control, resource management, risk management, and communications. This informative and easy-to-read article explores the basics of a work breakdown structure, and offers valuable WBS best practices for new and experienced project managers alike. What is a Work Breakdown...