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Upcoming Webinars

How To Manage a General Data Protection Regulation Project

May 30, 2018 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

On the 25th of May, the European Union will start enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).This webinar will provide you with a high-level description of GDPR and will continue to describe what effect this has for projects, programs and portfolios that deal with the processing of personal data of anyone who is residing in the EU.

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Le PCO: contrôleur du temps et des priorités

by Nersa Dorismond
February 22, 2018 | 58:29 | Views: 444 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.05 / 5

Je propose de présenter la valeur ajoutée du rôle du PCO dans le cadre de la réalisation d'un projet. De la phase de planification jusqu'à sa fermeture.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Project Financial Analysis Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sahan De Silva

This project financial analysis template includes four Excel sheets to help you make crucial project selection decisions based on return on investment (ROI), net present values (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and payback period.

Key Performance Indicator Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Harold Hunt

While numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) typically influence IT projects generally, the benefit of tracking all of them may be outweighed by the cost to do so. Therefore, each project must carefully select and manage those KPIs most relevant to its specific situation. This sample template can be used to define KPIs; also included is a table with examples of possible KPIs for each of the previously defined project-critical success factors (PCSFs) and a metric (measure and dimension) for each KPI. Use in conjunction with the article Determining IT Project Health.

PPM Implementation Guidelines


Before implementing a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution, expectations, support and staffing must be addressed. Here are guidelines based on six key questions that can help ensure your rollout is not only successful but improves alignment and delivers benefits across the organization.

Agile Project Management, Collaboration Tool-Sets & PPM Tool-Sets

PREMIUM presentation
by Tayo Akingboye

This presentation looks at a brief history and a definition of agile project management; looks at factors that affect selection of collaboration tool-sets; and looks at key features of project portfolio management tool-sets and at making PPM a business process.

Portfolio Review Checklist

PREMIUM checklist
by Andy Jordan

In addition to regular management activities, the portfolio should also be subjected to a more formal quarterly review, and that’s what this checklist is designed to support. It provides the portfolio manager with a structure for the review process and allows the meeting(s) with leaders to focus on the critical elements of the portfolio.

Learn From Others

What Does Success Look Like?

by Andy Jordan

The most important question that should be asked before a project is approved is rarely considered. That’s an issue we need to address—that we tend to think of projects as solutions to specific problems.

Project Prioritization: Quantifying the Cost of Strategy

by Dr. Richard Bayney, PMP

Whether or not you acknowledge it, the more importance you give to strategy, the less financial value you are able to extract from your portfolio; the converse is also true. What algorithm can we apply to portfolio selection in order to get the best out of strategy and the best out of economics?

Portfolio Management in Government

by Andy Jordan

Government initiatives can benefit from many portfolio management principles. But portfolio management is not gaining the same traction in government as it is in private corporations. Why is that, and what are the implications?

PPM Tool or PPM Process: Which Comes First?

by Mike Donoghue

While portfolio tools may be nice and shiny and promise great things, you should not be taken in by their enticing appearance. Instead, look at the root levels of what they can do. Can it help with existing or undeveloped functions? Do you really need one at all?

The 4 Pillars of Portfolio Management

by Carleton Chinner

Portfolio managers that develop a detailed understanding of four fundamental aspects will be better positioned to manage their portfolios—and be able to answer the specific questions that executive managers are fond of asking.

Portfolio Management: More Business, Less Project

by Andy Jordan

Portfolio management in today’s world has little to do with project management and everything to do with business management. Is that how your organization operates?

Resolving Resource Constraints in Project Portfolio Planning

by Joe Wynne

Selection of programs and projects in a portfolio (and their start times) should include an analysis of available resources. Otherwise, they can be set up for failure. Resource analysis at this level doesn't have to be complex—if it is targeted to the most likely area of constraint.

'We're Not Ready for Portfolio Management'

by Andy Jordan

This practitioner often hears organizations claim they aren’t ready for portfolio management. They are...but they need to start with a different definition of what portfolio management is.

Reframing Portfolio Management

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

If the primary reasons for portfolio management start with resource constraints, you’re probably wondering how we got to strategic alignment. And that, dear reader, would be an excellent question...

Dealing with Portfolio Complexity

by Kevin Coleman

Defining what PPM means in the context of an organization isn't easy. One thing is for sure: Portfolio management is a complex management undertaking that continuously challenges even the most seasoned professionals. So the question that often arises is: What makes this so complex?

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Technology Business Management Framework (TBM) - Experiences  Brandon Fargis  Mar 17, 2018 7:05 AM 
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EV measurement in a governmental organization   SeyedReza Moosavi  Feb 24, 2018 4:36 AM  14 
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