Approaches

5 Portfolio Management Findings

by Tushar Patel

What challenges do project management professionals face with Project Portfolio Management in 2015? There continues to be a high rate of misaligned IT projects and lack of resources for successful project execution, according to a new survey.

Preventing ‘Alignment Creep’

by Andy Jordan

Move over scope creep, there's a new creep in town. Projects may start off well aligned to the strategies they support, but how do we ensure they remain that way?

Resources

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?

Preparing for Strategic Agile

by Andy Jordan

There’s a lot of talk about strategic or enterprise scale agile, but what do organizations have to do to prepare for such a change? The right approach will depend on the needs of the organization and its willingness to absorb change.

Alignment

Portfolios, Programs & Projects: Oh My!

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

We need to be clear about what we are talking about in the context of alignment. And we need to be clear about what alignment actually gives us in the context of portfolio management. In other words, just what is the problem we are trying to solve here?

Aligning Strategy in a Portfolio

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

When managing a portfolio of projects, it is important to make sure that the overall strategy of the organization is aligned with the projects in the portfolio.

Optimization

PMO Status Report

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by Dan Roman

The PMO Status Report is a weekly report in Excel format submitted to the PMO, portfolio or program manager. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary that will be aggregated at the program or portfolio level. This report focuses on financials, risks and issues that should be escalated at the program/portfolio level.

5 Predictions for the Project & Portfolio Management Industry

by Kevin Kern

As we turn the corner on 2014, it’s time to start thinking about what next year will bring. The project and portfolio management industry has gone through many evolutionary phases, and here are a handful of predictions for what 2015 will offer.

Pipeline

Where Does Portfolio Management Start?

by Andy Jordan

Like the source of the Nile, the start of portfolio management can be hard to locate. There is not yet a generally accepted initiation point for portfolio management, so let’s try and figure out where PPM might start in a perfect world.

Portfolio Processes for Project Managers

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Managing a portfolio can involve processes that are very different than project management processes. Project managers need to be prepared--understanding these three areas will lead to a better performing organization.

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