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Project Portfolio Management

4 Tips for Perfect Project Selection

In life, as in project portfolio management (PPM), there may be times when we make poor decisions that cost a lot of money and waste a lot of time. In retrospect, these misplaced management calls appear ludicrous, though they probably seemed “sensible” or “inevitable” at the time. In a post …

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Using Project Portfolio Management to Sharpen Strategy

Introduction When there are many projects run by an organization, it is significant to manage and evaluate them by grouping projects into strategic portfolios. Project portfolio management (PPM) is an excellent business practice that enables an organization to keep its projects aligned to its business objectives. PPM doesn’t get involved …

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4 Gnarly Tips for Managing Your Project Portfolio

If project portfolio management were a sport, it would be surfing. No other aspect of IT management involves more balance, more attentiveness to changing conditions, or more hidden risk. As project success rates currently stall at 64% and major names are devoured in the rip tide, Jen Skrabak gives us …

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Managing Your Project Pipeline vs. Your Resources (7 Tips)

Congratulations! You scored a new project for your business, and this is an exciting new adventure for you. A new project is rather exciting, but it can come with questions, for example–where will the resources come from to create this project? In a post for PM Hut, Diana Eskander elaborates …

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How to Find and Kill Zombie Projects

Project zombies: they hide amidst a company’s project repertoire, slowly dragging the company down. In an article for the Harvard Business Review, Scott Anthony, David Duncan, and Pontus M.A. Siren document a classic case of zombie denial. A senior executive set forth his best people to scour the performance reviews, …

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