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How to Manage Resources Effectively and Efficiently

Capacity planning is essential when it comes to how to manage resources effectively and efficiently. Businesses who embrace capacity planning find they are more nimble and capable of making sure the right resources are working on the right…

7 Foolproof Tips for Gaining Visibility into Demand

A long-held axiom is that knowledge is power. Nowhere is this truer than when trying to determine how to resolve persistent resource overloads. But it’s hard to know how to address the constraints of your workforce if you don’t understand…

Thinking Beyond the Annual Plan

In part one of this three part series, I discuss how Companies want to Improve Plan Accuracy and can do so with continuous planning – summarizing key takeaways from a new study and eBook by Ventana Research. This blog is about the need to think…

Speaking the Right Language to Drive Business Transformation

New business models and disruption are fueling increasing demand for technology in the enterprise. A recent Gartner survey revealed that “70% of leading EA practitioners report that they are either responsible or accountable for the…

The Top Six Reports for IT PMOs

The IT PMO’s work is a Catch-22. Praised one day for doing an exemplary job of guiding projects to completion on time and on budget, only to realize that this metric is no longer enough and then suffer from a lack of perceived value. Reports…

A Bigger Boat or a Smaller Shark?

[Jaws theme song] Duuun dun duuun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun… In the 1975 Stephen Spielberg film Jaws, actor Roy Schneider (aka Brody) famously states “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” This is also a great analogy from Jerry Manas’…

Pairing with a Winning Partner

So let’s say you’ve successfully delivered the business case for product portfolio management (PPM) and convinced your team that it’s time to take the next step in your organization’s innovation maturity (I recommend reading “Making…

Making the Case for Change

So far in this blog series we’ve covered how to assess if your current tool for managing your product portfolio is helping or hindering your success, and some key signposts that may indicate it’s time to invest in a purpose-built product…