Should I Use Excel for Project Portfolio Management?
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?
What Reports are Beneficial for Decision-Makers?
Everyone in your organization uses reports but not everyone needs the same information to get their job done. A NASA public relations manager doesn’t need to know the ins and outs of rocket fuel sourcing. Technical aspects of data security at NASA are not relevant to an engineer. These are just a few examples where data that is useful for one part of the organization is irrelevant for another. No matter your industry or organization size, different people need access to different types of insights to be successful within their role. Consequently, reports are not one size fits all.
8 Quotes That Make You a Better Project Portfolio Manager
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!
Agile Is Wishful Thinking – Hybrid Is the Reality
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.