In today’s business climate, where every penny has to be accounted for, the advantages of a quicker return on investment (ROI), improved visibility and enhanced decision-making are compelling reasons to investigate the introduction of Enterprise Project Management (EPM) software into your organisation. Enterprise Project Management can be defined as an effective business discipline and system … Continue reading "How to survive an EPM software implementation successfully"
While there is a plethora of project management tools available that all offer a number of bells and whistles, the single greatest value of implementing this type of solution is – without a doubt - the successful completion of projects. Unfortunately, the figures available out there paint a pretty bleak picture when it comes down … Continue reading "Not the project manager alone"
Many organisations today have some form of matrix organisational structure in place. A matrix organisation is one where functional leaders are responsible for more than one area, with their resources having a dotted line reporting to one or more project managers. The problem is, these environments often result in confusion for the team and frustration … Continue reading "Taking on the PPM software myths, part four"
The benefits of utilising an online project management solution have been well documented – not only can you make the most of your company's time by more efficiently managing your work force, you can also allow team members to collaborate from any location, better monitor project milestones, keep to-do-lists on track and ensure that projects … Continue reading "How to pick the right online project management software for your business"
One of the most common reasons for project failure is poor communication, making the elimination of this issue the number one reason for the implementation of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software. Successful projects can attribute a sizable part of their success to good team collaboration, with all team members having being involved throughout the project. … Continue reading "Taking on the PPM software myths, part three"
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software shakes most organisations to the core and its touch points spread throughout the enterprise, way beyond projects. You’ll find that areas including finance, marketing, human resources, senior management, business operations and other systems are also all impacted. These areas often provide input to the project environment and will more than … Continue reading "Taking on the PPM software myths, part two"
There are a number of reasons behind an organisation’s decision to implement Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software. Key motives include a clearer understanding of whether projects currently being executed are aligned to strategic objectives in terms of benefit realisation, assessing the prioritisation and sequencing of projects given the company’s capacity, and measuring health levels of … Continue reading "Taking on the PPM software myths, part one"
One of the key reasons that PPM tools are implemented is to allow management the ability to perform portfolio reviews anytime and from anywhere. Portfolio reviews allow organisations to ensure there is a balanced selection of opportunities in the portfolio, hold project offices accountable for delivery, provide support to project teams and deliver credible project … Continue reading "Still waiting for your first portfolio review? Here’s what you’re missing out on!"
Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) has shown incredible resilience during the extended global economic downturn. In fact, rather than suffering during the ongoing crisis, demand for this type of solution has actually seen an upturn andonline project management tools are today’s top choice for increased worker and business productivity. Software as a Service (SaaS) or … Continue reading "Online project management: A necessary service to keep on top of it all"