June 23, 2017

PPM 101: The why and the how of it


Every single organization relies on portfolios, programs, and projects to keep moving. Whether it’s an ongoing project or a new one, every change is measured as such … and managed as such. But portfolios, programs, and projects aren’t what provide value to an organization—value lies in how the initiatives are executed. That’s where project portfolio [...]

The Truth about Three Big Project Management Myths

APM, the Association for Project Management, is going to be busting the big project management myths at the upcoming APM Project Management Conference on Thursday, March 19, which got us thinking about what we think the biggest myths are, and why they are not true. Here’s a run-down of the three most regular myths I [...]

Are You Big Enough for PPM? [Guest Post]


One of the areas that I get questioned about most is around how large an organization has to be to benefit from project portfolio management or PPM. There seems to be a belief that until organizations reach a certain size there is no need to consider the formality of a PPM structure, and certainly no [...]

Bloated Application Portfolios are Bogging Down IT and Inhibiting Business Growth says New Cap Gemini Research Report


According to a new report issued by Cap Gemini, nearly half (48%) of IT decision makers recently surveyed by the firm believe their business has more applications than it needs, and nearly three-quarters of those IT leaders believe at least one-fifth of their current applications share similar functionality and should be consolidated, and another 57 [...]

IT Should Eat its Own Cooking


The PPM community is busy gearing up for Gartner’s PPM and IT Governance Summit next week at the National Harbor in Maryland.  The theme of this year’s conference – Prioritize Investments. Perfect Performance. Prove Value – is really hitting home with IT executives who are looking for new methods to prioritize projects, better manage resources [...]

New Insights on Managing Product Portfolios


We’re fans of Booz&Co.’s Strategy+Business magazine, which offers a range of business insight that always proves to be valuable.  In this article, entitled “Product Management Gets Stronger,” Booz consultants Barry Jaruzelski, Richard Holman and Ian MacDonald examine the strong-form model for product management, which advocates companies hire product managers with the right skills, enable financial [...]

Norway’s Telecom Giant Telenor’s Shared Services to Deploy Changepoint PPM to 3500 Users Worldwide

Telenor Shared Services (TSS), part of Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators will deploy Changepoint for global delivery of project and portfolio management.  Changepoint is one of three strategic applications to be delivered through TSS to business units around the globe. The initial deployment to five business units will be to 3500 [...]