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CIO Decisions Ezine: Vol. 8 - The Portfolio Approach

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Restructure your PPM strategy: 4 starting points

Traditional project management techniques are failing. Only 64% of projects are meeting goals, and even then there is a wide range as to how successful these projects are.

It can be difficult to know where to begin fixing your project management strategy. Incorporating new technology may seem like a quick solution, but it can only serve to worsen your pain points without the right plan in place.

This white paper offers 4 starting points that will enable you to redesign your project management strategy and overcome common PPM problems before introducing new tech.

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  • 5 pillars of PPM in your enterprise

    Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is giving IT managers a strategic way to prioritize, execute, and plan projects by ensuring that they align with overall organizational strategy. Without this alignment, even flawlessly managed projects are a waste of the organization’s resources and miss the opportunity to create real enterprise value.

    This white paper discusses the five critical pillars of project portfolio management and how you can adequately implement all of them into your ecosystem.  Access now and you’ll find ways to think strategically about how your enterprise can manage projects going forward.

  • Escaping spreadsheets with cloud-based PPM

    Boulder County, Colorado employs a staff of 50 IT professionals, many of whom are tasked with managing an annual portfolio of 30-40 projects. Until recently, the workers’ jobs were complicated by disconnected spreadsheets.

    This case study examines the Boulder County IT department’s adoption of cloud-based PPM and how it enabled them to improve prioritization, increase visibility, and consolidate information in a central repository to achieve better decision-making.

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