An organization’s ability to achieve its goals is dependent on many things, but nothing is more critical than selecting the right projects to deliver those goals, and that means you need the best candidates. How do you maximize the chances of that happening? Start with the ideas.
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Consolidating and reporting all aspects of a project can be a challenge. Experience with managing projects teaches the importance of emphasizing relevant data versus following a prescribed format—follow these key points to create a template for dashboard reporting that is tailored to the needs of your audience.
Rules-Based Project Management in Matrix Organizations: A Concept for Optimizing Organizational Performance in Multi-Project, Shared-Resource Environmentsby
Organizations with projects that compete for limited resources may be able to optimize performance of project portfolios and achieve better business results via a rules-based task management system. Learn how to “right track” projects with prioritization rules and visible metrics.
Portfolio management has made it to the North Pole. The holidays may never be the same again...
As organizations become more project-savvy, the concept of portfolio management is gaining some momentum. While inherently complex to set up, manage and measure, a portfolio results in benefits that are worth the pains involved. The question is, what do organizations need to know and do if they wish to take up a portfolio management approach?
In the ongoing effort to link strategy with project execution, one entity can have a huge impact on an organization’s ability to achieve its goals and objectives — the strategic PMO. Here is an overview of an “up and out” approach that integrates groups and functions, dealing in the "currency" of relationships.
Developing the business acumen to understand and provide the right feedback to senior leadership to pick and choose the right projects that will help achieve the larger strategic objectives is essential for the modern-day PM. Are you ready for the challenge?
As portfolio planning and the ability to tie strategy to execution grows in importance for organizations, what role can business analysts play to increase effectiveness?
Of of the most significant challenges for PMO leaders is managing relationships across the organization. And as the PMO’s role becomes more and more central to all elements of corporate planning and project delivery, politics inevitably come into play. How do we manage that minefield?
Each year, the PMO Symposium® presents a great opportunity to meet and network with other portfolio managers and PMO directors from around the world. Here a presenter shares her rewarding experiences.