July 26, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bimodal IT: What does it mean for CIOs?

Any CIO worth their salt will keep track of the latest technology trends analysts are discussing and exploring. Over the past year, those who listened to prophecies about the Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics have started to reap the rewards these new technologies are beginning to bring to the business arena. The next [...]

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 [...]

A new mindset: What the rise of bimodal IT means for PMOs

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Over the last six months, there has been a buzz building in IT circles about bimodal IT. Creeping onto the agenda of Gartner events, trade conferences and boardroom catch-ups, we’ve even started to hear the phrase on the lips of Changepoint customers. In a nutshell, bimodal IT manages two separate modes of IT delivery: one [...]

PPM 101: The why and the how of it

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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 [...]

Project Kickoff: Ensuring Your Project Starts Off on the Right Foot

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Written by: Brad Egeland When you think of project kickoff, what comes to mind first? Starting a fresh project where everything is right with the world? A new beginning with a new client who is excited and ready to work with you on the path to a successful end solution? A fresh start with zero [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]