Failed projects cost companies a huge amount of money and frustration. One of the reasons for this is projects that lack strategic orientation. Learn why projects fail and how to solve this problem by establishing a strategic project portfolio.
“Agile” has been a buzzword for quite a while. Teams work Agile. Modern management is Agile. Using an Agile framework to reorganize classic production processes is a big initiative at a lot of companies these days. Somehow, everything is Agile – and, as always, when a trend reaches its peak, we have to ask ourselves: How much of this is hype and how much of it is substance?
What is behind the hype about agile work? And what really works in the business world? In this blog post, we answer these and other questions and explain the challenges that management faces and how you can solve them.
Simply adding more employees to a project team doesn't mean the project will be completed better or faster. Instead, completing the project sooner depends on how the tasks are assigned, how well the team works together, and how skilled and knowledgeable the team members are on the topic. Learn ways to improve employee utilization!
The last thing project managers need is more work, more reporting and more processes. It seems like that is just what introducing PPM would do - add more work. In truth, project portfolio management actually helps project managers. Here are six reasons why project managers need PPM.
Sometimes you stumble over a phrase that very aptly describes the day-to-day challenges of project portfolio management. The following compilation is really just a small selection of helpful quotes for those managing project portfolios. Time for some inspiration!
The term "agile" is still a buzzword, but very few companies actually use agile project management 100% of the time. Traditional project management is still around, but we are seeing more and more companies turn to hybrid project management methods. In this blog post, we explain why using 100% agile project management methods is wishful thinking and why a hybrid method is the reality.
People who are responsible for project planning want to be in the know. Luckily for them, data like the number of sales or employees has a high "legibility". However, overzealous planners using project portfolio management as an excuse to increase their organization's legibility could put the company at risk. In this post, Matthias Gidda argues for using a Lean PPM tool instead of these Swiss Army Knife types of software with their totalitarian vibe.
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.
We’re excited to introduce the new Meisterplan MyProjects app, which paired with your Meisterplan Cloud account makes project portfolio and resource management planning more efficient and easier than ever!