While the broadest definition of “portfolio” may be all of the organization’s initiatives, there are always a small number of those initiatives that demand the greatest attention and focus. These are the strategic projects that will make or break the organization’s performance.
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This template calculates weighted scores for proposed projects based on their alignment with the organization's strategic priorities.
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.
This workbook has been created to provide a generic and customizable tool for performing strategic planning with the intention of producing a strategic plan, including a roadmap. This workbook contains strategic planning process instructions and information, and can be used by novices through experts.
Use this extensive assessment template to see how you're keeping up as a world-class CIO. This Excel spreadsheet evaluates CIO performance and attitude on 37 different levels for a complete overview.
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Organizations today face a chasm between what they should be doing--aligning projects to their strategy--and what they are able to accomplish. As a result, 44 percent of strategic initiatives are unsuccessful. PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession, its annual global research, examines the impact of the implementation of project, program and portfolio management. This report demonstrates that in order to remain competitive, organizations must place a strategic focus on people, processes and outcomes. And the time to act is now.
The latest evolution of project management is leading to a need for different skills and experience. Project managers are sensing a very real shift in the value that organizations are placing on many of their projects, one that’s going to reduce the sense of self-worth that individuals will have. So what should organizations do about it?
In the corporate world, growth has become difficult for large companies. Buying smaller companies is one solution to that problem. Yet, recent history is littered with examples of M&A projects that started with enthusiasm but ended up destroying value. In this article, the author looks at how PMs can successfully lead mergers--the ultimate in strategic initiative management.
The reality is that implementing a PMO, whether strategic or tactical, has difficulties because the term means different things to different people—and there is no standardized or commoditized PMO-in-a-box. It requires the right executive and PMO management team.
An initiative can exist in the mind or on paper, but how do you take that initiative and turn into action and create a project and end result from it? That, in a nutshell, is the job of a project manager.
Despite the poor success rates reported in 2015 in using Big Data and data analytics, it appears that for 2016 and beyond, they are on their way to being a massive market. What are your organization’s plans for pursuing these initiatives?
In recent years, executive leadership has come to a realization: The traditional “point of delivery” decision-making process for which project management practices to apply across thousands of ongoing projects, in multiple geographies and across different sectors is not achieving business goals. Read how one company affected change.
Have you found the right fit? To help ensure PMO success, you should utilize the three sides of the PMI Talent Triangle™ and clearly articulate job expectations for your PMO director.
Most organizations experience high levels of change in their strategic projects. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes it’s bad. How do you know which is which?
With all the emerging technologies igniting strategic innovation initiatives within organizations, you as a program and project manager will be in the spotlight of the senior-most executives. Are you making the most of this strategic opportunity?
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