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 categorically prioritize types of work. It has three primary strengths: simplicity, speed, and…


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


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…


Overview of Project Portfolio Management

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