Approaches

The Enterprise Resource Pool

by Andy Jordan

When it comes to project resource management, many organizations take the path of least resistance—doing what is easy over what is effective. But organizational PM must require an organizational resource pool, right?

Intelligent Project Management: Adopting a 'Program Mindset'

by Nic Horn, Mark Seymour

Establishing a “program approach” allows leadership to control performance across multiple projects to achieve maximum efficiency and ensure alignment to strategic goals. The “Intelligent Project Management” model (iPM) provides a fully integrated approach utilizing smart controls, greater visibility of performance data and ensuring people have the right capabilities to support delivery.

Resources

Have PMOs Turned the Corner?

by Andy Jordan

A few recent events have left this project manager feeling very positive about PMOs--and that’s something that hasn’t happened in quite some time. While we can't yet proclaim PMOs as saviors of organizations, they are now on the journey to success.

IT Portfolio Management: A Practical Approach

by Sofoklis Theodotos, PMP

The increasing acceptance of portfolio management indicates that the application of knowledge, processes, skills, tools and techniques to select the right work at the right time may have significant impacts on program, project and business success. Focusing on IT portfolio management, the author shares a practical method and metric system for implementing portfolio management. All proposed methods can be easily extended for business portfolio management.

Alignment

PMOs and the Advancement of Project Management

by Andy Jordan

What role, if any, do PMOs play in shaping the future of project management? PMOs must not only understand the trends that are occurring within project management as a whole, they must act as the shapers of those trends within their organizations.

Enterprise Risk Distribution

by Andy Jordan

As portfolio management becomes an increasingly important organizational approach to project delivery, new risk management skills are required. Here we look specifically at the role risk plays in project selection and portfolio definition.

Optimization

An Iterative Risk Management-Based Strategy for Benefits Realization

by Irfan Shariff

Project managers can facilitate benefits realization and--more strategically--the project management function. That encompasses the three Ps of project management, which can play the crucial but often missing organizational role that will embed benefits realization in strategy execution and--by extension--program and project delivery.

Pipeline

Top 10 Reasons Not to Innovate

by Braden Kelley

Are there some times when innovation is a bad idea? You will still go out of business if you don’t at some point innovate and reinvigorate your products and services, but failure to maintain operational excellence is a faster path to failure than falling short of innovation excellence.

Removing the Guesswork from Strategy

by Andy Jordan

For many organizations, strategic planning and the associated project selection is an exercise in frustration. How can we improve things without reinventing the process?

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