It is important to take a look at the software and tools you are using to make sure that they are effectively accomplishing what you need. In this post, we discuss 7 signs that it's time for a new project portfolio management software.
When people hear the term project portfolio management (PPM), many think that it is a process to manage IT projects and investments. However, there is no reason portfolio management principles should only be applied to IT. In this blog post, we discuss why project portfolio management makes sense for multiple areas of business and not just IT.
PMOs are starting to overcome the bad opinions people seemed to have of them in the past. Still, there are things a PMO Manager should avoid saying or doing to increase support, respect and cooperation with project teams. Here is my list of five things a PMO manager shouldn't say or do, and possible alternatives to ensure the success of your PMO.
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.
We at Meisterplan know which questions PMOs have to answer over and over again, so we have provided preconfigured reports in Meisterplan. In this post, we will briefly summarize the top reports for PMOs to best support management, resource managers and project managers.
The Meisterplan team was thrilled to be a part of the 2017 PMI Global Conference, which finished up a few days ago. Karoline Holicky had an amazing time at the event, and would love to share her highlights and key takeaways.
Traditional project portfolio management is not up to the demands of start-ups. It is too slow for quick decision-making and too complex for data management. Due to the way start-ups work, Lean PPM is now on the rise among these innovators.
Traditional project portfolio management with a Swiss Army knife of functions and a complex PPM process is usually very expensive while producing minimal results. Applying the 80/20 rule may lead you to question: if 20% of the process and functions bring 80% of the results, then why should we make everything so complicated?
Meisterplan was excited to participate in Smartsheet's inaugural customer conference Smartsheet Engage. Now that we've had a little time to reflect on the event, we want to share some of our highlights with you.
Whether comparable projects are successful differs from company to company, and sometimes even within a company. What's the problem? Marco Weiss from Eurogroup Consulting explains six characteristics of an effective PMO for increased project success.