Project Portfolio Management

September 27, 2019 Atlassian Embraces Continually Changing Plans With Portfolio for Jira Server and Data Center 3.0

Atlassian embraces the reality that roadmaps and plans are living, breathing, and continually changing.

July 22, 2019 Justify Project Deliverable Value With Skop.es

Intake and backlog management are two of the top reasons for failed product and feature delivery. Skop.es brings the analytical and management practices to visualize, quantify, and verify and validate the delivery of the right requirements.

July 04, 2019 Enterprise IT Shifting Focus to Resource Management, Data Shows

As enterprise IT organizations are trending towards resource management offices, they are signaling the need for improved resource management usefulness from top PPM vendors.

April 29, 2019 All Quiet on the Workfront

Workfront exemplifies the classical software paradigm of automating systematic, exacting tasks to free up users for creative work. Workfront is a resource management tool that gets integration right but underwhelms on collaborative value.

April 08, 2019 VirtoSoftware Takes a Shot at Simple Portfolio-Level Resource Management

VirtoSoftware, a company that focuses on creating add-ons for SharePoint and Office 365, has introduced product that intends to bring simple resource management to your project portfolio within SharePoint. While the function looks simple on the surface, some of the pitfalls of larger portfolio suites are still a concern.

April 02, 2019 Atlassian’s Impending Acquisition of AgileCraft Brings Focus to Executive Needs Within the Agile Landscape

Atlassian is a top provider of software to support Agile development work management and portfolio management. Its impending acquisition of AgileCraft now provides the means to address the gap of aligning executive strategy with the delivery of Agile software solutions.

April 01, 2019 Stop Thinking About Backup and Start Thinking About Data Protection

Stop thinking about backup and start thinking about data protection. Newer technologies are making it redundant.

August 24, 2018 First Impressions of Meisterplan: Portfolio and Resources but No Tasks

Our project portfolio management research practice helps a lot of clients who haven’t succeeded with full-blown PPM suites like Project Server and Clarity. Meisterplan is a portfolio and resource management tool but not a full project management–time sheets–document management solution. We took it for a test drive because many of our customers are looking for this type of tool.

July 10, 2018 Run-Grow…Appease: Whither the Ideal Portfolio Mix?

There is no archetypal portfolio mix that all project portfolios should strive toward.

April 23, 2018 Get Back To the Future With Resource Allocations

In finance services, it can be a gut instinct to manage and track human resource time in the same manner that we manage money – track every single thing that happens. The problem occurs when we put large amounts of effort into collecting granular data that is not informing any business decision, and is not changing any functional behavior. In the financial services industry, we would call that wasteful spending.

November 16, 2017 Agifall: The Portfolio Strikes Back

Executive decision makers are increasingly frustrated by the lack of timeline commitment coming from Agile projects. The leaders are reclaiming their ability to do their job, which doesn’t involve writing blank checks to unmanaged software projects. This is where the Portfolio Strikes Back.

November 15, 2017 How to Measure Throughput and Win the Business’ Trust

The business needs IT to deliver more projects and work orders every day. Common activity and velocity-based metrics used by application development leaders do not create confidence that IT will deliver the solutions the business needs on time. Application development leaders must develop usable metrics to measure and manage IT throughput in order to win the business’ trust.