Sat, 15 Aug 2020 19:44:29 GMT The Business Driven PMO https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/265431/The-Business-Driven-PMO Stories from the trenches and practical advice on how PMOs can more effectively support, prioritize and fund strategic business initiatives. What's So Bad About Spreadsheets? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7705/What-s-So-Bad-About-Spreadsheets- Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:24:05 GMT Spreadsheets are ubiquitous, heavily relied on by organizations to manage data and make critical business decisions. Spreadsheets are an excellent tool for independent analysis. The problem is that they are often stretched far beyond their home territory. Furthermore, spreadsheets tend to have limit... Top Five PPM Trends to Watch Out For in 2014 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7495/Top-Five-PPM-Trends-to-Watch-Out-For-in-2014 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:24:15 GMT The business world is forever changing and for organizations to thrive they must be able to adopt or, even better, be an early adopter of the noted trends and predictions. All neatly wrapped up as the top strategic PPM trends for the coming year, Daptiv predictions focus on increasing the benefits o... Insights and Trends: Current Project Portfolio Management Adoption Practices https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7399/Insights-and-Trends--Current-Project-Portfolio-Management-Adoption-Practices Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:37:29 GMT In order to stay competitive, today’s top management is confronted with the critical task of analyzing and improving the ability of an organization to change, survive, and grow in this complex and changing global economy. Organizations have thus been moving from operations and business as ... Life after project completion: Is a project complete without benefits realization? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6899/Life-after-project-completion--Is-a-project-complete-without-benefits-realization- Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:11:02 GMT In our day-to-day project management and PMO activities, the easiest and the most important thing to miss is plan for ahead what happens AFTER we cross the finish line. So technically speaking, once project managers hand over the reins of the completed project to the business owner, their job is jus... How Important is Adoption for a PMO? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6473/How-Important-is-Adoption-for-a-PMO- Wed, 27 Mar 2013 04:21:14 GMT   What makes a successful PMO?  A great deal of hard work?  Definitely.  But there are some other ingredients in that “special sauce” that enables a PMO to succeed.  Let’s explore. A few years ago Jack Welsh of GE fame lead a keynote speech on large... Why is team collaboration not enough? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6232/Why-is-team-collaboration-not-enough- Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:05:22 GMT Expanding beyond team/social collaboration to business collaboration The term “collaboration” has become one of the primary hot topics for businesses and analysts throughout the industry lately.  At its most basic level, “collaboration” simply means “worki... Principles of Scoring Models https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6206/Principles-of-Scoring-Models Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:21:50 GMT   When I was running the IT-PMO at PeopleSoft we faced an interesting dilemma. As we finished work on the integration of JD Edwards there was a ton of unmet demand for IT work from all corners of the enterprise. This ranged from tweaks to the purchasing system to an all-new global training ... Educause 2012 Takeaways https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6115/Educause-2012-Takeaways Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:26:06 GMT   The Educause annual conference is the nation’s largest gathering for higher education IT professionals and Daptiv was present for the well attended 2012 conference in Denver.  Issues that attendees were concerned about were diverse but several interesting themes emerged over th... Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 Takeaways https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6075/Gartner-Symposium-ITxpo-2012-Takeaways Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:59:59 GMT   This year the Daptiv team attended Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 in Orlando for the world’s biggest industry conference focused on IT leaders with over 8,000 senior IT executives (including 2,000 CIOs). Here are some of our takeaways from the Gartner sessions at the event: (... How to save a failing project and when to walk away from one? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6070/How-to-save-a-failing-project-and-when-to-walk-away-from-one- Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:06:19 GMT   PMOs and project managers are faced with failing projects more often than they would like to and it often turns out to be a demoralizing experience for all stakeholders. Consequently, it is vital for PMOs to recognize the signs of a failing project and take corrective action before i...