The Value of Time Tracking

What is the real value in tracking time for project and non-project work?  The fact is collecting accurate time measurements across an entire organization can be time consuming and potentially expensive. Collecting time for the sake of collecting time is a huge waste of good organizational energy. I have compiled a list of six reasons Read more about The Value of Time Tracking[…]

Greater Value From Portfolio Management Systems

Portfolio management systems have a very real place in making PPM processes successful. These systems have the potential to drive value in a number of ways, some of which are highlighted below: 1) Enterprise repository (“single source of truth”)—having a single system that contains up-to-date and accurate project and portfolio data is valuable. Gone are Read more about Greater Value From Portfolio Management Systems[…]

Pipeline Management-Stage Gates Part 2

Stage gates are a governance structure to evaluate, authorize, and monitor projects as they pass through the project lifecycle. In the last post, we looked at the first four reasons for establishing a stage gate process in the organization. In this post, we conclude with the last four reasons for establishing a decision gate process. 5) Greater Read more about Pipeline Management-Stage Gates Part 2[…]

Pipeline Management-Stage Gates Part 1

Stage-Gates™ are a critical component of project selection. A winning portfolio must contain winning projects, therefore the project governance board must be able to discriminate between good projects and great projects. The decision gate process enables the project governance board to review these projects based on preselected strategic criteria at the gate reviews of the Read more about Pipeline Management-Stage Gates Part 1[…]