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Ready, Set, Action Agility

by Bart Gerardi

Agile anticipates being wrong, or at least not exactly right, and the same principle applies to any organization becoming agile. The best approach is to simply get started and commit to the fundamentals: prioritize, re-plan, release frequently, seek constant feedback, and trust enough in the cycle to continue.

Informed Decisions Key to PM Value

by ProjectsatWork.com

A formal decision-making process is “mission-critical” to project and program success, according to a new Project Management Institute report, which finds that a shortage of actionable information available to key players throughout the project lifecycle is a huge roadblock in many organizations.

The Value-Centric PMO

by Tushar Patel

Many PMOs focus on measuring activities and tracking on-time, on-budget delivery of projects. That’s not enough. Ensuring value through business and strategic impact should be their top priority, and that requires a focus on outcomes. Here are three steps for employing a value-centric approach.

Using PPM to Curb Complexity

by Jerry Manas

Some problems can’t be solved on the back of a napkin. Managing resource capacity and demand in a complex enterprise environment is a good example. A project portfolio management system can help in four critical, connected areas: visibility, prioritization, optimization and integration.

State of Scrum 2015

podCast
by Dave Prior

Scrum Alliance CEO Manny Gonzalez discusses key takeaways from the just-released 2015 State of Scrum Report, including the growing acceptance of agile principles at the management level, the evolution of hybrid models, the increased use of distributed team, and future challenges such as improved metrics. [18:00]

Agile Readiness

by Aaron Smith

In pursuing the organizational agility that enables strategic, fast-moving transformation, leaders must focus on four spheres — individual behavior, team responsibilities, management governance and institutionalization. Along the way, they’ll also need to ask “so what?” questions, break down barriers and embrace discovery.

10 Steps to Better Metrics

by Carol Dekkers

An effective software measurement program is a long-term investment, not a quick fix. Here are 10 steps to ensure your organization’s metrics deliver a positive return on that investment, from more accurate cost and schedule estimation, to streamlined processes and better insights into current and future commitments.

PPM Software Evaluation Tool

deliverable
by ProjectsatWork.com

The Project Portfolio Management Software Evaluation tool has been developed to support individuals in evaluating and selecting a portfolio management tool that is appropriate for their organizations. The tool provides a comprehensive set of dimensions that represent the attributes that organizations should take into consideration when selecting a PPM software package.

Choosing a PPM Solution

by ProjectsatWork.com

ProjectsAtWork has updated its PPM Software Evaluation Tool, a comprehensive set of questions and parameters to consider when selecting a project portfolio management solution. It’s a valuable guide to thoroughly analyzing your organization’s requirements and the degree to which the available offerings support the features that you care about.

Portfolio Change Control

by Andy Jordan

Change at the portfolio level involves complex decisions and greater risk. It is challenging enough without the burden of unnecessary churn that disrupts legitimate change. Here’s a look at what drives portfolio change, and ways to minimize churn, from the planning cycle to ongoing communication and visibility.

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