PPM Forecast for 2011

Ian Knox

Collaboration software provider Daptiv predicts that the role of project management offices will expand into business strategy, social software will be used even more to engage project teams and stakeholders, and PPM systems will play a greater role as a business intelligence source.

Based on emerging industry trends and feedback from more than 500 enterprise customers, collaborative software provider Daptiv has announced its top five predictions for the project portfolio management space in 2011.

In the year ahead, the Seattle, Washington-based company anticipates that project management offices (PMOs) will expand beyond the traditional IT realm and play an increasingly larger role in strategic planning and business execution, especially given anticipated budget and resource restrictions.

Daptiv's top five predictions for 2011 include:

1. More enterprise PMOs will report to the CIO. Business disciplines such as strategic portfolio planning, project selection and portfolio measurement that have been perfected in IT will be expanded to prioritize and fund strategic business initiatives that span both business and IT. CIOs that play an important role in shaping business strategy and are well-respected by the CEO will now see the EPMO reporting to them, rather than under the traditional reporting structure of the CFO or COO.

2. PPM systems become the …

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