How does BI help us make decisions?

Business Intelligence as PM Decision Support

by Andy Jordan

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.

A More Scientific Approach to Lessons Learned?

by Andy Jordan

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...

Systematic Decision Making: 4 Questions

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Guiding a business or a project often comes down to making intelligent data-driven systematic decisions. Being able to answer four questions will help.

The Right Approach to Business Intelligence

by Michael Wood

Successful BI initiatives take more than just people, technology and fancy tools. They require proper levels of engagement of BI teams with key stakeholders; coming to grips with legacy system shortcomings and realities; and a strategically aligned commitment.

Divisive Devices

by Mike Donoghue

For a company and its associates to act responsibly and minimize exposure of data on mobile devices, the following actions need to be considered as a component of a collaborative agreement.

Market Research Techniques

by Frank Harris
April 16, 2013 | 59:57 | Views: 311 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.12 / 5

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.

Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence

by John Jackie, Gilad Langer
May 13, 2013 | 45:46 | Views: 151 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.16 / 5

This presentation presents a framework and industry best practices allowing for the definition of usable metrics and intelligence that employ all the available operational data in the organization from the shop floor activities to business operations

Project Financial Management for EVM

by Javed Hasnat
February 27, 2014 | 59:08 | Views: 448 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.49 / 5

This presentation will present the definition and developing of a uniform and repeatable process to plan, manage, and report financial budget data, status of funds, performance, and activities in support of a project or program. It will also provide an integrated financial management solution that is consistent with the Project Plan, Statement of Work (SOW), and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). The presentation will demonstrate the developing of a process that is flexible and adaptable to adjust with budget changes, spend plan updates, and contract modifications . The presentation will show how to utilize commonly used and widely available office productivity tools such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Access

Developing and Maintaining the Performance Measurement Baseline(PMB)

by Gary Humphreys
March 07, 2012 | 45:35 | Views: 527 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.21 / 5

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.

A Pragmatic Journey to Project Portfolio Metrics for a CIO

by Nayan Patel
May 18, 2012 | 53:07 | Views: 1,121 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.22 / 5

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.

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