Category: PPO Best Practices

Demystifying the PPO health indicators

A PPO functionality that’s widely misunderstood (and misused) is the health indicators feature. The health indicators (also referred to as RAG, or red-amber-green indicators) are manually updated by the project manager and used primarily for project status reporting, aimed at measuring progress, identifying the need for corrective action, and for managing stakeholder expectations. If health … Continue reading "Demystifying the PPO health indicators"

Has your project management organisation implemented quality assurance?

Many companies continually invest significant amounts of time, resources and capital into projects. However, according to the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2012 “Driving Success in Challenging Times” report, 36 percent of projects did not meet their original goals and business intent in 2011. A lot of these projects fail to deliver on their objectives, … Continue reading "Has your project management organisation implemented quality assurance?"

Myths about implementing PPO

Implementing Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software can be challenging with so much to keep track of: stakeholders, alignment, progress, requirements and changes; but this doesn’t have to be the case. Selecting the right PPM software is a big decision for any organisation, and by choosing Project Portfolio Office (PPO) you are already off to a … Continue reading "Myths about implementing PPO"

Simplify PPM – Program Management

This is the next posting in our “Simplify PPM” series. The aim of this series is to eradicate the, often unnecessary, over-complication of project portfolio management, providing clear and effective explanations and guidance for our readers. This post explores programme management (sometimes spelt program management) specifically. There are lots of articles about, and definitions of, … Continue reading "Simplify PPM – Program Management"