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How to Accelerate the ROI of Your PPM Investment

What if I told you that I know how to shortcut the payback period on a typical project and portfolio management (PPM) maturity initiative? What if I could tell you how to abbreviate the growing pains and go straight to the results? Getting to a solid return on investment on your PPM investment takes a…

Learn Why PMOs Are Moving Beyond Annual Planning

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Taking the PMO Beyond the tactical aspects of project delivery and becoming the CFO of project portfolios using analytics and strong governance. Presenter: Frank Larocca Have you watched this webinar recording? Tell…

Webinar: Portfolio Management Made Easy with Project Online/Project Server 2013

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description: Is your organization running the correct…

What is Project Management?

Defining the Project In this stage the project manager defines what the project is and what the users hope to achieve by undertaking the project. This phase also includes a list of project deliverables, the outcome of a specific set of activities. The project manager works with the business sponsor or manager who wants to…

Project Portfolio Management

Certificate Series Directory Project Portfolio Management Driving project performance is not only about “doing projects right” it is about “doing the right projects”. Yet doing the right projects is more than simply individual project selection, rather it is about how the organization manages the entire mix of the business’s portfolio of projects. It is about…

Book Preview: A Fish in Your Ear: The New Discipline of Project Portfolio Management

The Babel Fish We live in a world of specialist expertise. However, when we specialize we risk misunderstanding or undervaluing how a specific project interacts with others. In any portfolio selection, the ability to see the whole picture gives a birds-eye view of the scope, interconnection, and interdependencies of projects. Author Douglas Adams addressed the…

What Makes a Successful Portfolio Manager

Portfolio management experts Dr Shan Rajegopal and Rich Weller discuss the essential skills which every practitioner needs. What does it take to be a successful portfolio manager? For Pcubed experts Dr. Shan Rajegopal and Rich Weller, the best portfolio managers bring together a dynamic mix of experience, people skills, the discipline to implement the right…

Your Project Management Coach: Managing a Portfolio of Projects

Managing a Portfolio of Projects Many financial investors maintain a balanced investment portfolio a collection of different financial assets such as stocks, bonds, and cash. The assets in a portfolio work in their unique ways to help investors meet their ultimate goals, whether it’s finally shipping the kids off to a prestigious college, building a…

How to Use Free Analyst Reports to Build Your Case for Microsoft Project

If you’re ever in the position of needing to sell your senior executives on the idea of using Microsoft products for your project and portfolio management (PPM) work, take a lesson from Microsoft itself: Exploit the contents of analyst reports. Recently, for example, Arpan Shah, the director of the Microsoft Project business crowed about his…

The Model Project Management Office

The project management office or PMO can provide multiple functions within an organization. It can help monitor and control project performance, develop project management competencies and methodologies, manage multiple projects, manage strategy, and perform project management skills training. Yet PMOs come in multiple sizes and styles. In this article I share the types of PMOs…

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