PPM 101: How to Effectively Use a Priority Matrix

In this post we will cover what a priority matrix is and how to use a priority matrix in the context of project portfolio management. What is a Priority Matrix? A priority matrix is a tool used to…

PPM 101 – Assess Portfolio Maturity In Order To Get There

Why Measuring Portfolio Maturity Is Important Measuring your organization’s portfolio maturity is critical for the long-term success of strategic portfolio management. Organizations that do not…

PPM 101 – Do You Have a Portfolio Roadmap to Communicate Value?

Project portfolio management (PPM) is about maximizing business value delivery and the portfolio roadmap helps senior leaders track the delivery of that value. Senior leadership is uniquely…

PPM 101 – Good Project Portfolio Governance Delivers Superior Results

Strong project portfolio governance is the number one success factor for making portfolio management successful. Unfortunately, most companies struggle with governance. In fact, when you hear the…

PPM 101: The Challenges of Resource Capacity Planning

Resource capacity planning is a critical function of portfolio management. Organizations commonly want to understand resource availability because every company has a limited number of people. On…

The Realities of Strategic Execution

The Challenges of Strategic Execution Strategic execution is not easy – in fact, you almost always fail: »   90% of corporate strategies are never implemented »   70% of complex initiatives fail »…

PPM 101: Why You Need to Develop A Phase-Gate Process

Phase-Gate (Stage-Gate) Overview The Phase-Gate process (also known as Stage-Gate™) is a governance structure to evaluate, authorize, and monitor projects as they pass through the project lifecycle…

PPM 101: How To Create A Successful Work Intake Process

Work Intake - The Front Door Does your organization have a “single entry” for new project requests? Or rather, does your organization have a front door, a side door, a back door, and many other ways…

PPM 101: Tips For Projects Prioritization

Portfolio Management is About Maximizing Value Portfolio management is about delivering the maximum value possible through programs and projects. In order to maximize value delivery, governance…

Why Is Strategy Delivery So Hard?

The Challenge Recent studies¹ indicate that strategy implementation fails a stunning 50 to 90 percent of the time. For executives who are pressed to deliver value for their organizations and…

PPM 101: What Is Project Portfolio Management?

What is Project Portfolio Management? Project portfolio management (hereafter referred to as “PPM”) is a critical component for executives and senior managers to execute strategy. According to Mark…

Use Your PMO to Drive Business Results

Today's Perspective As competitive pressures increase, the imperative to invest wisely and to ensure those investments come to fruition also increase. Having a clear view into your portfolio of…

The Value Gap of Today’s PPM Software Is Worse Than You Think

PPM Software Challenges The vast majority of project portfolio management (PPM) software utilizes a traditional licensing model and is expensive relative to the value customers get from the…

An Evolutionary PMO Improvement: Software with Services

The Sad News - PMO Failure Rate The success rate for most project organizations (PMO’s) is not promising. According to Gartner, the majority of PMO’s fail within three years. There are a number of…

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