A Guide to Building a Project Prioritization Scoring Model

PRIORITIZATION IN THE CONTEXT OF PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Portfolio management is about maximizing organizational value delivery through programs and projects. In order to maximize value delivery, the governance teams that approve work and prioritize projects need to share a common view of “value” in order to use a scoring model to select the most valuable Read more about A Guide to Building a Project Prioritization Scoring Model[…]

Webinar: Achieve real-time visibility on Enterprise IT with Cloudbyz ITPM and BMC Remedyforce

Cloudbyz ITPM solution helps organizations gain visibility, insight, and control across all work. The solution provide the tools to properly align resources, projects, and goals, optimizing business strategy and performance. Cloudbyz ITPM enhances decision-making, maximize resource utilization, and increase operational efficiency. Cloudbyz ITPM and Remedyforce are built native on leading and innovative Salesforce’s force.com cloud platform comes with Read more about Webinar: Achieve real-time visibility on Enterprise IT with Cloudbyz ITPM and BMC Remedyforce[…]

The Remedyforce Ecosystem Spotlight – Cloudbyz ITPM

A picture’s worth a thousand words, at least that’s how the saying goes. We at BMC Remedyforce are excited to share a fantastic picture showing the ever evolving Remedyforce Ecosystem ! The picture above shows all the great integrations that Remedyforce has with other complimentary products. We continue to add partners to this picture to Read more about The Remedyforce Ecosystem Spotlight – Cloudbyz ITPM[…]

Prioritization Matrix

In a recent LinkedIn discussion, questions were asked about the short-comings of prioritization matrices. I would like to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of using such a tool for portfolio management. Firstly, a prioritization matrix differs from a more traditional scoring approach in that it offers a limited number of priority selections. The most simplistic Read more about Prioritization Matrix[…]

Benefits Realization Summary

The purpose of validating benefits is to ensure that real value has been delivered from projects post-implementation as well as increase value from future projects when shortfalls have been identified in present projects. Although the business case promises to deliver a certain amount of value (in most cases), few companies take the time to ensure Read more about Benefits Realization Summary[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]