Project & Portfolio Management - Blueprints

Maximize the Value of IT Across Enterprise Portfolios

Many organizations are skilled at optimizing within portfolios, not across them. Use this research to optimize at the enterprise level.
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Make Sense of Strategic Portfolio Management

In recent years, the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool market has evolved beyond a single focus (i.e. the planning and delivery of a project portfolio) to include...

Demystify the New PMBOK Guide and PMI Certifications

The Project Management Institute (PMI) made its most radical change in the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide – Seventh Edition and The Standard...

Build a Comprehensive Business Case

Build a better business case by understanding the finance basics, establishing the process governance, completing your analysis, and crafting a compelling executive...
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Prepare an Actionable Roadmap for Your PMO

PMOs can’t do everything and be all things to all people. Define limits with a strong mandate and effective staffing. Make sure you have the skills and capacity to...
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Determine the Future of Microsoft Project in Your Organization

Having a difficult time understanding what to do with, and about, Microsoft Project? You’re hardly alone. It’s not simply a question of tolerating, embracing, or...
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Right-Size Your Project Risk Investment

Many project managers and IT professionals are intimidated by the complex and predictive nature of proper project risk analysis. Because they don’t know how to do it...
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Get Started With Project Management Excellence

We have seen far too many organizations try to implement robust project management too quickly. Sustainability of the process should be top of mind when you are setting...
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Drive Business Value With a Right-Sized Project Gating Process

Gating can be a great mechanism for portfolio governance, and to do that, we need to stop limiting our gates to project management processes. Start applying a right-sized...
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Begin Your Projects With the End in Mind

This research will help you organize project intake, initiation, and planning to enable a smooth closing process; provide support and insight into how to tie project...
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