Microsoft has published another article of mine on TechNet. This article is called “Cancelling your project without cancelling your career and will be of interest to both project managers and timesheet administrators as well, of course, to those managing stage gating processes, project management offices and project portfolios
Project Management systems – it’s about deployment. Sure, there are lots of functions to consider and everyone wants to know your “methodology” but if you are committed to having projects fit into a an organizational system, it all comes down to deployment. Can you assemble a system that will actually be accepted and used by the end-users who will have to use it. Deployment includes all of it: developing the concept, buying or writing the…
Project Portfolio management starts with understanding what’s important to your business.
Simon Moore’s book on Strategic Project Portfolio Management is finally out. I got to see an advanced copy and was delighted to put my remarks on the jacket.
So much of successful project management comes from starting with the right projects. Portfolio management isn’t just for IT departments, it’s for every organization which has some influence over the projects they select.
Project management is only one challenge in managing a project with multiple projects. Everything we do for one project, we must consider among many. Which projects should get priority, which projects should get resources first, which projects are prerequisites for other projects. How do executives determine the priorities among projects and what happens when they won’t?
It’s one of the hottest topics in the project management industry today. We spend so much time thinking about how to do projects that we sometimes forget about whether we should do the projectds in the first place. Here’s a short article on Project Portfolio Management.
Article: PPM and a whole new generation of acronyms The extension of Enterprise Project Management concepts into the Project Portfolio Management paradigm means a whole slew of new definitions and their requisite acronyms. How do the definitions within PPM match up with EPM and where do the concepts overlap?
Article: The human factor A chief project officer isn’t just about numbers and analysis, they also have to consider how any change in the project management process will be received by those it affects. This article describes a case study of a large retailer and how trying to implement Project Portfolio Management (PPM) was resisted by the very executives who had requested it.