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Project Portfolio Management

Managing the Project Pipeline

Project portfolio management is the coordinated and controlled management of a portfolio of projects to achieve a set of business objectives.

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How to Determine the Number of Projects to Deliver in a Given Year

This article outlines techniques a company can use to accurately determine its capability to deliver a specific number of projects and programmes each year.

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Trends in Product and Portfolio Management: The Latest Five Game Changers

The latest five 'game changers' in product management and why each one is critical in bringing a project or product to market.

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Process Driven PPM

From R&D to Customer Service, effectively serving the Value Chain is an integral part of an organisation's success when bringing new products to market.

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The Value and Costs of not Doing a Project are not Necessarily Zero

If you don't know the values and costs of not executing your projects then you're probably not maximising the value of your project portfolio.

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How to be Ready for the Recovery

CNN recently published an article about the aftermath of the recession, claiming that the economy is back in gear. What does this mean for your business?

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Project Ranking: The Heart of Project Portfolio Management

A good project portfolio ranking system should not only make the job much easier and faster, but also yield a superior result over doing it manually.

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The Point and Pitfalls in Portfolio Management

Does the use of Portfolio Management drive maturity in project execution, or is mature project execution necessary before adopting Portfolio Management?

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The Top 6 Things to Consider When Choosing a PPM Solution

Choosing the right Project Portfolio Management solution can be challenging, these are 6 key criteria that buyers should focus on during the selection process.

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A Corporate Project Selection Process

How does your organisation determine what projects gain approval and receive the funding to proceed and are they really worth the expense?

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Project Portfolio Management: Managing the Project Pipeline

For most organisations the demand for new projects will occasionally outweigh the capacity to do them. So how do you decide when faced with too many projects, which stay and which go?

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Distinguishing Portfolio Management, Programme Management and Project Management

This article is intended to clarify the main differences and to distinguish the unique aspects of project portfolios, programmes and projects.

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Building the Project Firing Squad

The bread and butter of most IT organisations is the successful execution of projects; however, choosing the right projects to deliver remains a challenge for many companies.

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How Often Should You Review the Project Portfolio?

You've got a ton of projects. You can't do them all at once because you don't have the people. One tactic is to organise the projects into a portfolio and rank them by priority.

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What is Project Portfolio Management?

Project portfolio management organises a series of projects into a single portfolio of reports that capture project objectives and other critical factors.

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The Four Levels of Project Success: The Project Management Maturity Matrix

How to improve the maturity of your project management function using an evolutionary path from disorganised processes to a mature, disciplined approach.

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Project Management Revolution or Evolution

As project portfolio management (PPM) continues to gain momentum in all sectors of the economy, does it represent a significant departure from traditional management techniques?

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Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model - a Guide to Improving Performance

The Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3) is a reference guide for structured best practice.

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Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3) - OGC (PDF)

The P3M3 describes the portfolio, programme and project-related activities within key process areas that contribute to achieving a successful project outcome.

Directing the individual project correctly will ensure it is done right. Directing 'all the projects' successfully will ensure we are doing the right projects. ~ Robert Buttrick

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