The Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) arena is going to see many developments in 2018. Many trends are coming straight from advances in Information Technology (IT), generating exciting opportunities to gain insight within the Project Management Office (PMO). Other movements will be more subtle, requiring adjustments that are “softer” and look to cohesively unite the [...]
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While working with Microsoft’s Project Online and Power BI Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, you may have noticed that your data often becomes static within the system. Information must be refreshed continuously to stay relevant, and it is difficult to visualize “what-if” scenarios and ideas. Hammerhead BI brings dynamic power to Project Online and Power [...]
The healthcare industry is incredibly diverse, covering everything from pharmaceuticals and hospitals to medical devices and agricultural bioscience. Each sector serves unique needs and fulfills a specific purpose. Some healthcare organizations work on curative and preventative medications, investing large sums of capital into the research and development (R&D) of vaccines, antivirals, and antibiotics. Others focus [...]
Busy PMOs face the challenge of managing shifting priorities in addition to managing their large portfolios of projects. As projects needs adjust to changing priorities, PMOs need to realign workflow processes so that execution and performance don’t suffer. With Projility’s Hammerhead software integrated with Microsoft’s Project Server and Project Online solutions, PMOs can execute and [...]
When trying to measure the efficiency and success of your project, each step of the Performance Measurement Process lifecycle presents challenges. Strategic metrics from the beginning of the lifecycle are often hard to measure, while more tactical metrics at the end of it are either not trusted or misapplied. It’s important to understand the reason [...]
Large scale projects are hard to manage effectively. Team members come and go. Project managers may not have all the resources they need to meet tight deadlines and stringent budget requirements. Many things can go astray throughout the project. That’s why so many progressive organizations have relied on project portfolio management (PPM) tools, such as [...]
Vantiv is a payment processing and technology provider headquartered in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. The company manages hundreds of IT and product development projects and needed a way to more effectively manage its project portfolio as well as at the individual project level. Paul Schaefer, the firm’s IT director responsible for project management technology [...]