Project portfolio management tools are becoming more widespread and more powerful, but are we fully leveraging them as well as we might? There could be some exciting things possible if we combine a PPM database with a BI tool.
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Lessons learned is still a bit of a joke in many organizations, a process that is paid lip service without any expectation that any of the lessons will even be shared. Can we improve things with a little science? One PM believes that we need to address two specific elements...
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Keeping pace with the changing economy, the marketing research function has evolved from being merely a provider of relevant information into a strategic management resource. Learn about the strengths and weakness of primary and secondary research. Effective marketing research generates a steady stream of competitive intelligence, links marketing variables (product positioning, consumer behavior, product usage, market segmentation with targeted customer market), and removes uncertainty by providing management with answers to critical questions regarding customers, competitors, and the environment. Further gain an understanding of customer value and leading edge MR methods.
To be able to adequately determine the schedule and cost status on a project, a well-conceived Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) must be developed. Organizing, scheduling, and applying the proper resources needed to accomplish the work are essential to building and subsequently maintaining a PMB.
While Project Portfolio Management (PPM) has been around for many years, the benefits of it are finally starting to show presence. This presentation will review how one healthcare organization implemented a PPM solution with a solid governance process to collect data and create valuable financial information for management decision making.