You won't find many organizations without structured functions for Information Systems, Human Resources, Marketing and Sales, Procurement, etc. Yet, for many companies, there is one vastly important function that has been declared exempt from this rule. That is project management.
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Stop grousing about project management. It's actually good for you! Improved productivity is a leading benefit of implementing project management. Why? Taking the randomness and confusion out of the project worker's day and replacing it with clarity can only lead to a more satisfying work experience for both employee and employer. Now, what's wrong with that?
There must be a strong connection between skills planning and business planning in the New Economy.
If quality and process management are all Greek to you, here's a method to clear things up.
What is the P in PM, and, for that matter, PMO? What is really being managed, project, program or portfolio? This article explores the murky environment and a possible new direction for the PMO of the 21st century.
Confused by ROI? This primer will help you understand what it's all about. And if you're behind the eight-ball, responsible for putting together an ROI for a project gone bad, this article could save you.
A trip to the mailbag results in a valuable lesson on setting up a company's organizational structure to be better suited for project portfolio management.
The most important part of project portfolio management is selecting the right set of portfolios to manage. The portfolios a company chooses define the work they do, the products they make and the direction they are taking in the marketplace. In this article, we will define what a project portfolio really is and how to establish one in a company.
For years, the U.S. government has used portfolio management to coordinate its information technology projects. Now you can learn from their efforts in a recent report to the Federal CIO Council. This report examines how the government performs portfolio management for more than $52 billion in IT funds and identifies nine key lessons for you to learn.
In these troubled economic times, companies are forcing all of their departments--including IT--to cut costs. Here's some help in making sure you do it the right way.