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Mike Gruia

About: Mike Gruia

Mike Gruia is the co-founder UMT and CEO of the company’s software product group UMT360. Gruia promotes the strategic use of advanced methods to transform the way corporations operate and invest. He has led major assignments for financial, pharmaceutical, utility and manufacturing organizations in the US and directed UMT’s development of a series of successful software products, recognized as innovative by leading industry analysts, including Portfolio Manager which was acquired by Microsoft. The company’s signature product, UMT360, is a powerful Integrated Portfolio Management solution providing organizations with a dynamic and comprehensive blueprint of their business and technology architecture to drive financial transparency and informed investment decisions across their project, program and asset portfolios. For more information, visit

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PFI: The Framework that Drives PPM Performance

Written on February 4, 2014, by

Executive Summary In the early days of Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), it was believed that any business embarking on the discipline had an automatic license to improve an organization’s ROI. Yet, today, there is strong evidence that ROI has not improved. Year after year, industry analysts report that project failure rates are high and, as a result, businesses…

The Missing Link in Microsoft Project 2010: Project Financial Intelligence

Written on June 5, 2011, by

A growing number of managers rely on project and portfolio management to help them oversee their investment portfolio. As a consequence of this reliance, many have also discovered that their organizations’ current financial management practices fall short of intended goals. Results of a survey UMT conducted in September 2010 with leading U.S. companies indicated that…

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