July 28, 2017

Healthier Project Resource Capacity Planning and Forecasting

Executing best practice principles is an often overlooked requirement to accurately forecast an organization’s resources on a continual basis. Whether it’s a Professional Services Firm using Professional Services Automation (PSA) or an internal IT group using a system for Project Portfolio Management (PPM) the same principles can be applied for successful Resource Capacity Planning Forecasting. When creating such a [...]

Changepoint Worksheets – The Power of Visibility

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To operate any business with maximum efficiency and profitability, business managers need to be armed with tools that provide real-time visibility into their business data. Visibility in itself is only valuable when supported by the tools needed to react to what is revealed in your business data. Adopters of Changepoint are empowered by operating with [...]

Changepoint Unleashes the Power of the Budget Today

Wow! It’s September 30th and here we are announcing the launch of Changepoint 2014. But before I take a moment to brag about our latest major product launch, I want to brag about all of the great people involved in bringing this to market. Behind the scenes our Development and Product Management teams have been [...]

Changepoint 2014 Will Unleash the Power of the Budget

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We’re very excited about Changepoint 2014, our next major release destined for delivery to market on September 30th. The theme of this release is “Unleashing the Power of the Budget” which means the vast majority of new enhancements are oriented around improving both the budgeting and invoicing process. When it comes to budgets today, most [...]

Are You Big Enough for PPM? [Guest Post]

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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 [...]

Customer Support Desk (Part 2): Request Management

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In my last blog entry, I introduced Changepoint as a strong option to automate Support Desk operations. The key decision criteria were summarized. Customers have the option to execute Changepoint on premise or SaaS. Beginning with Request Management, I will describe how these key Changepoint Support Desk elements are used by Support teams to manage [...]

PMI In-Depth Report Explores Enabling Change Through Strategic Initiatives

Organizations on average lose US$149 million every year for every $1 billion spent on strategic initiatives due to project performance, says a new report issued this past month by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The primary reasons for this failure and these financial losses? Insufficient communication and lack of leadership. Organizations who do effectively manage [...]

Customer Support Desk

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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 [...]

PMI Introduces New Portfolio Management (PfMP) Credential

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According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), organizations effective in portfolio management had 62% of projects meet or exceed expected ROI. Using this telling performance result as a jumping off point, PMI has now introduced a new Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) credential to recognize the advanced experience and skill of portfolio managers. PfMP credential holders [...]

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 [...]