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

Phase-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 and is a critical component of project selection and portfolio oversight. In the previous post we discussed the…


Work Intake - The Front Door For the Organization

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 to receive requests? Having multiple ways to submit requests is a common problem for many companies…


Priorities Create a True North

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 teams that approve work need to share a common view of “value” in order to select the most valuable work…


Portfolio Management

PPM 101: Why You Need Project Portfolio Management

Introduction to 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 Morgan, “there is simply no path to executing strategy other than the one that runs through…