April 24, 2017

Macro trend: Microservices

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Tech disruptors, such as Uber and Amazon, have placed huge pressure on businesses to innovate at an ever faster pace. To do so, organizations have had to rethink their traditional approach to development, leading many to embrace ‘microservices’ – an approach to application development in which a large application is built as a suite of [...]

Keeping project resourcing on track: How to avoid derailment

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It takes a lot to pull off a number of projects simultaneously: the right resources, a great plan, and most importantly a team with the right expertise. Some variables can be managed with the right planning, but team members leaving midway through projects can throw a spanner in the works. Just recently, the UK’s highest [...]

The Top 5 Reasons PMOs Fail

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There are many reasons a PMO either thrives or fails, but the most common reasons for failure are often not process or technology issues, but rather related to “people issues” in an organization. Ultimately, a PMO’s success rests in the hands of its team members, spanning across all levels of the org chart – it [...]

Is your PSO modern?

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Professional services is changing. Is your professional services organization (PSO) keeping up? The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) has dubbed the new business model as a shift from B2B to B4B (business-for-business). Under this new umbrella, we’re seeing client demands increase, delivery models change, and technology continue to evolve—all of which are speeding up the [...]

The results are in: Only 10% of PMOs feel they have what they need to pivot when there’s a change

Changepoint recently conducted a survey. Our goal was to discover how easy it is for project management offices (PMO) to pivot when there’s a change. Turns out, despite technology advancements in the industry, many organizations are still relying on disconnected systems to manage projects. In fact, 75 percent are still relying on spreadsheets. We also [...]

Professional services: A game of hopscotch

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The cloud and subscription-based technology has really changed things for the tech industry—particularly professional services. Embedded professional services organizations (PSO) are having to reinvent how they engage with customers throughout the lifecycle. What once was a straightforward product sell and product-attach services model is forcing PSOs to morph and mature service level offerings. According to [...]

IIPA: The blueprint for better business

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Integrated IT portfolio management (IIPA) solutions, by the sound of it, isn’t really designed to make you swoon. But IIPA is pretty essential for today’s business. Why? It’s changing the game for how businesses gain insight into IT assets. With the right IIPA tool, enterprise architects are able to gain a comprehensive inventory across the [...]

Changepoint announcing new Daptiv TTM, a mobile application for effortless time and task management

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Projects rely on time, because time is money. Tracking the tasks that make up a project and the time it takes to complete them is what helps ensure the health and success of initiatives across an organization. But time and task tracking is tedious, and often left to the last minute, decreasing accuracy. Not anymore… Changepoint [...]

Gartner Positions Changepoint in the “Leader” Quadrants of BOTH 2016 IT PPM Software Applications and Cloud-Based IT PPM Services Magic Quadrants

Changepoint has been recognized as a “Leader” in both Gartner Magic Quadrants, IT PPM Software Applications(1) and Cloud-Based IT PPM Services(2). This is the second consecutive year that we appear in both Magic Quadrants. We are honored for the recognition! The IT PPM Software Applications and Cloud-Based IT PPM Services Magic Quadrants are available here on [...]

Approaching digital transformation: The fuel for success

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Digital transformation efforts continue to reshape our industry—literally and figuratively. Our customers have been eager to understand more about digital transformations; with a number of businesses planning to digitally transform this year, it is vital that these massive IT projects are managed effectively. This isn’t a process to be undertaken lightly, of course, digital transformations require [...]