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The challenges many organizations face when making critical decisions can be grouped into four key areas: constrained resources, process and technology gaps, and cultural issues. But these problems can be overcome with an approach that blends the best of individual and group contributions.
Agile vs. waterfall is an important consideration in managing projects, but without a solid foundation the portfolio will fail to deliver the expected results regardless of how well an organization executes its projects. Here are four keys to driving results from project governance.
Organizations need visibility in six key areas in order to successfully manage their initiatives — forecasting, collaboration, risk and opportunity management, project portfolio management, change management and actionable information. The right software can help, reducing surprises and enabling predictability to deliver better results.
Scrum has been at the forefront of a revolution in how software is developed and deployed. Who is using it? How? And why? In this exclusive 48-page report from ProjectsAtWork, Scrum Alliance and ProjectManagement.com, 500 professionals share their answers.
As project portfolio management methodologies gain greater adoption in IT departments, the greatest challenge facing executives and IT project managers is a lack of voluntary team member participation in the project management process. Here are three key drivers of increased team participation.
The growing mobile workforce expects to connect to the corporate network anytime, anywhere and using any mobile device. IBM SmartCloud for Social Business provides a portfolio of online services that deliver scalable, security-rich email, web conferencing and social collaboration solutions.
Engaging the Social Network to Deliver Project Success.
Many large work initiatives run as projects would be more successful managed as programs. Such misdiagnosed projects include dimensions of size, complexity and duration that challenge the project perspective and lead to a higher likelihood of failure. A different methodology is called for, one that recognizes the difference between a program and a project and adopts the right set of skills to the task.
Organizations need a clear picture of resource availability to confidently take on new projects and react to sudden market opportunities. Otherwise, valuable resources are wasted or misused. While there’s no silver bullet for capacity planning and resource management, there are four distinct dynamics that improve success.
A project management office should be an integral component of your organization’s project management practice, and it should be delivering results that are critical to business and mission success. This white paper examines key PMO functions, characteristics and challenges, and showcases attributes of a successful PMO. A four-step plan is also provided to improve your PMO’s value to the organization at large.