June 26, 2017

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 [...]

5 steps to improved task management

This article isn’t going to focus on any one task management solution. What works best for you, your project, your project customer, your project team and your overall collaboration and reporting needs is for you to figure out and decide. But what I can and will discuss here is my own thoughts on five key [...]

Project management: Getting down to the basics

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could break project management (PM) down to simple basics? Some key practices to follow that would simplify our lives as project managers and make repeatable successes a more likely concept going forward? Oh wait! I know the answer to this one. We can. It’s called project management best practices. Now, I [...]

The Art of Obtaining PMO Governance – Without the Bureaucracy

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While I could fill this blog with a list of things to do and not to do, I’ve found some of life’s lessons are best communicated through stories. Here’s one of mine. Prior to joining Changepoint I worked for another company as a senior director of PMO, and I vividly remember the first time we [...]

Implementing and Sustaining a PMO Role

So, Management has decided to move forward with a PMO role, and now you might be wondering “what’s next?” Keep in mind, you wouldn’t be hearing this decision unless there’s something wrong with the company’s current state. It’s usually tied to project delivery performance issues, the lack of timeliness and visibility of initiatives across the [...]

Project Management Institute’s PMO of the Year® Award – Apply Now

The Project Management Institute’s PMO of the Year Award honors a PMO that has demonstrated superior organizational project management abilities by adding value to its organization through its support of successful strategic initiatives. The award, presented at the 2014 PMO Symposium recognizes a PMO that has established a vision for value delivery and has a [...]

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When research analysts write about Changepoint, they often describe it in terms of the leading Project Portfolio Management or Professional Services Automation system. Our customers use Changepoint to manage professional services collaboration from opportunity to invoice or in IT organizations PMOs collaborate to align project portfolios with the company’s mission. You will seldom see a [...]

Top 10 Trends in Project Management

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ESI International, a global project-focused training company with a focus on helping people manage projects, contracts, requirements and vendors has released its “Top 10 Trends in Project Management for 2014”. The trends, identified by ESI International’s global panel of senior executives and subject matter experts speaks to such business challenges as: Project Management Institute’s new [...]

Canada Health Infoway Wins PMI’s 2013 PMO of the Year Award

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Congratulations to long-time Changepoint customer, Canada Health Infoway (CHI) who won the 2013 PMO of the Year Award from the Project Management Institute yesterday. The honor was given to CHI because of the positive and clear impact that their PMO has had on an organization’s strategic goals and business results. Canada Health Infoway is an [...]

Chicago Technology Executives Club Seminar Puts the Spotlight on Project Management Best Practices

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Compuware Changepoint’s team was in the Windy City on January 24th to sponsor an afternoon seminar on project management best practices at the Chicago Technology Executives Club, a private association dedicated to the success of IT executives and those executives serving IT.  The event brought together Directors of Project Management Offices (PMO) and Senior VPs [...]