Articles about Project Portfolio Management and Resource Management
Do companies really need a Project Management Office (PMO)? Read the first post in our four part series to learn more about what a PMO does and its benefits.
Successful project portfolio management is impossible without resource management. The optimal resource manager has multiple skills in organization, multitasking, negotiation, communication, change management and compromise. But despite these skills, there are challenges that make it extremely difficult for resource managers to make confident well-informed decisions that will actually work. So what does a resource manager need to know and do in order to be successful?
Excel is a great tool with many functions, and most people know how to use at least the basic functions. So, you may think it makes sense to use Excel for project portfolio management and resource management. If your company is looking for a PPM tool, that fits your budget, is easy to use, and easily and quickly accomplishes the necessary functions, is Excel really the best choice?
Ted Talks are great when you are looking for inspiration and if you're not afraid of change. In this blog post, we list our five favorite Ted Talks for Project Management Office (PMO) professionals, which will inspire you to look at things from a different perspective, and possibly find changes that need to be made to your project teams or project planning.
The Meisterplan team had a great time at RegoUniversity 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Read more about our experience and highlights from the largest PPM education event!
Dr. Joerg Leute has had enough the false assumption that more money budgeted automatically means more revenue. In this article, he discusses his argument that resources, not money, are the deciding factor for project portfolio management.
How much capacity do your employees actually have for project work? What variables and numbers should PMOs use to create a realistic project portfolio, without resource bottlenecks, delays, and employee dissatisfaction? Use our formula for resource planning to answer these questions.