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CIO Decisions Ezine: Vol. 8 - The Portfolio Approach

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PPM: Building a business case that demonstrates ROI

Many organizations agree that investing in PPM can improve planning and forecasting, prioritization for decision-making, faster project execution, and optimized resource utilization. However, you may run into a wall when getting a budget approved from stakeholders.

This white paper explores how to build a business case for PPM that demonstrates ROI. Discover how PPM delivers value for each level of your organization and find out how project management can help you:

  • Define and maintain PPM standards, metrics, and governance
  • Enable on-time and on-budget project execution
  • Enhance project prioritization
  • And 2 more 

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    In order to compete, product development companies need to be able to prioritize the right projects and deliver on time and on budget, all while making sure to maintain a diverse portfolio.

    This white paper explores why the need for PPM is growing and how it unlocks higher levels of visibility into ongoing projects to help you enhance decision-making. Learn how to:

    • Recognize the signs that it’s time to start a PPM journey
    • Prep your teams for a PPM transformation
    • Select a PPM partner
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