Media Conglomerates Look to Stay Agile with Consistent PPM Practices The world of media and communications is not as disparate and diverse as it may seem. Large media conglomerates account for a significant portion of the market, encompassing everything from television and music to film and theme parks. For example, Comcast, currently the world’s largest [...]
A Company with a Purpose Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works was founded in Japan in March of 1918. Its founder, Konosuke Matsushita, was a 23-year-old entrepreneur who felt that electricity was on the brink of transforming the world. The young man was right, and his company quickly grew, building a solid reputation of high-quality products [...]
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If your Project Management Office (PMO) is seen as a hindrance or merely a cost center within your enterprise, then it’s time to do something about it. PMOs should be viewed as enablers and liberators – not inhibitors and obstructers. In some cases, a company may be running a PMO but refuses to put an [...]
Resource Managers aren’t new to the Project Management Office (PMO), yet many organizations still don’t fill this position. While their scope of responsibility varies from organization to organization, their primary focus is on governing the PMO’s most critical asset – its people. By having the right resources in the right places at the right time, [...]
Many enterprises never achieve true project portfolio governance. While Project Portfolio Management, or PPM, may be the heart of governance, other factors must be taken into consideration when supervising a portfolio. If you can ascertain a way to manage and oversee your projects at the portfolio-level, as opposed to project-by-project, your company will receive the [...]
Many enterprises are choosing to migrate from Microsoft Project Server to Microsoft’s cloud-based, scalable Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution, Project Online. Project Online offers many advantages over Microsoft’s traditional on-premises offering, however, even cloud-based solutions require planning and forethought. With some strategic preparation, your Project Online implementation can be immensely successful, giving your enterprise [...]
The IT department often finds itself in a predicament when trying to meet organizational goals. On the one hand, general management wants to decrease spending, while on the other, departments are asking for new IT systems to help them realize their goals. To solve this dilemma, IT needs to produce its own strategic plan and [...]