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Enhance PPM Dashboards and Reports

Empower decision makers through improved information and decision-making support.

  • Your organization has introduced project portfolio management (PPM) processes that require new levels of visibility into the project portfolio that were not required before.
  • Key PPM decision makers are requesting new or improved dashboards and reports to help support making difficult decisions.
  • Often PPM dashboards and reports provide too much information and are difficult to navigate, resulting in information overload and end-user disengagement.
  • PPM dashboards and reports are laborious to maintain; ineffective dashboards end up wasting scarce resources, delay decisions, and negatively impact the perceived value of the PMO.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Well-designed dashboards and reports help actively engage stakeholders in effective management of the project portfolio by communicating information and providing support to key PPM decision makers. This tends to improve PPM performance, making resource investments into reporting worthwhile.
  • Observations and insights gleaned from behavioral studies and cognitive sciences (largely ignored in PPM literature) can help PMOs design dashboards and reports that avoid information overload and that provide targeted decision support to key PPM decision makers.

Impact and Result

  • Enhance your PPM dashboards and reports by carrying out a carefully designed enhancement project. Start by clarifying the purpose of PPM dashboards and reports. Establish a focused understanding of PPM decision-support needs, and design dashboards and reports to address these in a targeted way.
  • Conduct a thorough review of all existing dashboards and reports, evaluating the need, effort, usage, and satisfaction of each report to eliminate any unnecessary or ineffective dashboards and design improved dashboards and reports that will address these gaps.
  • Design effective and targeted dashboards and reports to improve the engagement of senior leaders in PPM and help improve PPM performance.

Enhance PPM Dashboards and Reports Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should enhance your PPM reports and dashboards, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Establish a PPM dashboard and reporting enhancement project plan

Identify gaps, establish a list of dashboards and reports to enhance, and set out a roadmap for your dashboard and reporting enhancement project.

3. Implement and maintain effective PPM dashboards and reporting

Officially close and evaluate the PPM dashboard and reporting enhancement project and transition to an ongoing and sustainable PPM dashboard and reporting program.

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Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 8 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation 1: Establish a PPM dashboard and reporting project
  • Call 1: Define goals and priorities.
  • Call 2: Perform audit and gap analysis.
  • Call 3: Create project roadmap.

Guided Implementation 2: Design and build your dashboards
  • Call 1: Create initial design of dashboards and reports.
  • Call 2: Build and test dashboards and reports.

Guided Implementation 3: Implement and maintain
  • Call 1: Begin roll-out of project.
  • Call 2: Close project and transition to program.
  • Call 3: Plan for ongoing program management and evaluation.


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