Be Sure To Use The Portfolio Data

Data represents a major facet of successfully implementing project portfolio management (PPM). In a previous post, I discussed how data drives the portfolio management engine and some of the key components for getting good data into the tool. Some important portfolio data types includes: financial data, resource data, schedule data, and benefits data. Leadership plays Read more about Be Sure To Use The Portfolio Data[…]

The Right Portfolio Data at the Right Time

From a very pragmatic point of view, getting the right data at the right time is at the heart of good project portfolio management. If the right data is not available for decision makers to use, the issue will be mediocre results at best. Portfolio management is about selecting the right projects, optimizing the portfolio Read more about The Right Portfolio Data at the Right Time[…]

Tactical or Strategic PPM

Fundamentally, portfolio management is about strategic execution and maximizing value to the organization through important project investments. Through various processes, leadership teams can determine how well their project investments align to key strategic goals. Optimization techniques can further enhance the value of the portfolio, ensuring that organizations get the biggest bang for their project buck. Read more about Tactical or Strategic PPM[…]

Portfolio Planning vs Strategic Planning

Too often, the modus operandi for many organizations is to receive requests and filter them through a stage-gate process in order to evaluate the merit of the request and select the right projects. If the project is selected, a project team is assembled and the project planning begins. There is nothing wrong with this process, Read more about Portfolio Planning vs Strategic Planning[…]

FDA Chooses Box for Cloud Content Management

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly selected Box’s cloud content management platform to modernize its technical infrastructure and drive new ways to work in the cloud. With Box, the FDA is furthering its IT innovation strategy to digitize business processes and envision new ways to engage with the pharmaceutical and life sciences Read more about FDA Chooses Box for Cloud Content Management[…]

Project Pipeline Management

Project pipeline management is an important component of project portfolio management (PPM) because it encompasses the work needed to “select the right projects”. Pipeline management involves steps to ensure that an adequate number of project proposals are generated, evaluated, and screened out at various stages of the intake process that meet strategic objectives. There are Read more about Project Pipeline Management[…]

IT Business Management – Run IT As Business

IT Business Management – Run IT As Business IT Business Management is a framework and approach that brings  together people, process and technology to enable organizations to manage IT with real-time visibility, agility and support change and innovation. ITBM improves visibility on cost and performance and helps CIO and IT leaders to make right decision Read more about IT Business Management – Run IT As Business[…]