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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Cyber Security and Project Management have often times been treated as two separate processes, but there are more similarities than differences to these processes.
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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.
This template is designed to assist the project manager in communicating and explaining the project’s alignment to the project team. This tool helps the team to understand the project’s purpose and allows the team to better understand questions like why the project is being done and how the project helps the organization to improve.
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