6 Key Questions to Answer during the Resource Capacity Planning Process

In our recent webinar, Navaigating the Resource Capability Planning Minefield we explored the many nuances of resource management. Focusing on how...

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Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored...

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5 Quick Wins for Driving Increased Employee Utilisation with Effective Project Management

Having the ability to allocate resources more effectively to every project and respond rapidly to changes in workload are key to maximizing employee...

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Sharing Project Data With Customers: Letting Go of Your Fear, Saving Time and Building Trust

Reporting project metrics to clients and partners is a continual frustration for project-driven organizations. Discussions often arise around the best way to...

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Taming the Project Elephant, One View at a Time

In Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 classic Rashomon, several characters provide a highly dramatized example of the old “blind men and an elephant”...

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Project Portfolio Management Software: Focus on Your Business Issues, Not Bells and Whistles

In our more than 20 years of experience with helping companies drive successful projects, we have seen many organizational change and project initiatives...

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5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. These include:...

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Project Portfolio Management - PMI “Pulse of the Profession” Survey

When the Project Management Institute (PMI) released their “Pulse of the Profession: The High Cost of Low Performance” survey for 2014, I was...

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Factors Driving Project Management Within An Enterprise Environment

Businesses are continually confronted with the challenge of tying together disparate processes and locations, multiple disciplines, technologies and...

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Quick Guide to Selecting the Right Projects using Project Portfolio Management

One of the most important deliverables of a Project Portfolio Manager is to maximize the mix of projects to drive the highest possible corporate value....

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Mobile Project Management - Checklist of 6 Key Features

As anywhere access flourishes from consumer consumption to business, mobile’s trend is increasing in velocity, and the convenience of speed is propelling it....

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The core components of IT Portfolio Management

IT portfolio management emphasises a strategic focus on goals such as revenue growth, cost reduction, regulatory mandate and business continuity rather than...

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4 Step Guide to Simplifying your Portfolio Definition Process

The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic...

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Project Reporting and Analytics – See It, Show It, Stew It, Stow It

Project management’s ultimate objective is focused on completion and delivery. That makes sense, as it’s outcomes that matter most. From the...

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Project Portfolio Management - a quick definition

Throughout this blog you will hear us refer to project portfolio management on many occasions.  For those of you new to the term or those researching...

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10 Typical Project Management Challenges Faced By Businesses

One of the most common issues facing companies today is that they concentrate their management efforts on executing individual projects, but fail to...

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Resource, Cost, Deliverables and Benefits – 4 Key Factors affecting the successful deployment of PPM

We’ve talked a lot about the dangers of an underperforming PMO and then covered in more detail the characteristics of a strong PMO. But to make this...

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20 Great Ways Project Portfolio Management can Benefit your Business

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) can be used to maximize the contribution of projects to the overall welfare and success of the business. PPM enables...

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Building an Effective Communication Strategy for Your PMO (Programme/Project Management Office)

Technology is sometimes only as good as the principles that govern its application. Any one who has ever had to suffer through excessive use of the...

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Visibility - The Key to Successful Programme Management

When managing programs, everything’s in the details. Well, if they’re visible… Having real-time visibility of all activities within a...

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A Quick Comparison of Top Down/Bottom Up Approaches to Project Portfolio Management

It begins with objectives – what marketplace opportunities exist for an organization’s capitalization. It moves forward with project...

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When It’s Time for Technology In Project Management

Learn how improved visibility and control over your projects and resources can help improve business efficiency and effectiveness. Successful project...

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The 'Top Down' vs 'Bottom Up' Approach to the Programme Management Office

Our 20 years of implementing PMO solutions in large organizations has shown us the need for a more practical, pragmatic approach to the PMO that gives...

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5 Common Project Portfolio Management Adoption Hurdles and How to Avoid Them

Explore the 5 most common Project Portfolio Management Adoption Hurdles and How to Avoid Them Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software is designed to...

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3 Key Benefits to Project Stakeholders of Effective Task Management

Your strategy’s set. The program has the green light. Project planning’s in early discussion. Now comes perhaps the ultimate challenge...

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15 Great Ways Project Management Can Help Your Growing Business

Learn how improved visibility and control over your projects and resources can help improve business efficiency and effectiveness. If your business delivers...

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Understanding the Importance of Effective Project Management on Project Profitability

In our previous post we explored the 7 Key Factors Driving Project Success if Professional Services. In a highly competitive environment such as...

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Managing Project Resources – Optimisation to Harmonisation

In project management (PM), people, equipment, facilities, funding, or anything else capable of definition are required for the completion of activities....

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The Case for the Programme/Project Management Office

It's a team effort. In a recent conversation with a group of battle hardened PMs our attention focused on the coordination of change activities within the...

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5 Key Benefits of Optimising Your Resource Management Process

Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process....

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