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Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

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And Then There Was One

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While the pandemic of 2020 slowed any major deal making in most markets, the project portfolio management (PPM) software space apparently missed the memo.

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Integrated Change Management. The missing ingredient to drive adoption in your major change programs

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Delivering the best portfolio of projects faster and responding faster to changing priorities is not just about new technology, processes and more training. Our current situation has brought forward years of plans to change the way organizations work into a matter of months in some cases.

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Using P3M Software to Structure a Value-Driven Organization

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The first iterations of project, program and portfolio management (P3M) software were linear programs designed to accomplish a set of tasks in a structured way. Simply checking the boxes was a goal in and of itself.

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

Use PPM Software to Deliver Flexible Capacity and Resource Planning

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“Our people make the difference,” is now a somewhat cliché statement that’s been used by thousands of companies over the years to convey the importance of their employees in delivering stellar products or services.

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Holiday PPM Checklist

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Yes, it is the season of giving and while you might be closing your files for the year or wrapping up your last deliverables before putting up your out of office message, it might also be time to consider what your portfolio management options are for the coming year, and how you can find a solution that suits your needs.

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Portfolio Planning ; Why project scoring doesn't have to be as tough as it is

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Ah, fall. Leaves are changing, the sun is setting earlier and the smell of pumpkin spice in the air. But for portfolio leaders this time of year often reminds them of another looming obligation – portfolio planning.

Use a Project Portfolio Planning System to Deliver Higher Strategic Value

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Years ago, I was doing some research on the project management office (PMO) of a multi-billion-dollar media company, which had just invested in project management software.

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Using PPM Tools to Deliver Adaptive Portfolio Prioritization and Funding

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Panta rhei. That’s the ancient Greek phrase that Heraclitus of Ephesus, who lived around 500 BC, used to sum up the purpose of life. It means “life is flux,” or for a more contemporary translation, “The only constant in life is change.”

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Show Your Resources Some Love! Project Managers & Resource Managers – Come together, right now.

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During these crazy times, we wanted to take a minute to appreciate resources that help drive projects and move projects forward and even more so resource managers that make it all happen. Afterall, what would projects be without those that complete the projects?

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Customer Q&A - Office Depot

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In a recent virtual event, Ruth Bedingfield, PMO Manager at Office Depot was asked questions from attendees about her experience using KeyedIn and specifically in their ability to apply agile principles at the portfolio level. Check out her responses below!

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KeyedUp 2020: Unlock the Power of Your Portfolio

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The excitement is growing because we are only six weeks away from our KeyedUp Conference where we take a deep dive into KeyedIn solutions, plus the latest trends in PPM, PMO methodology and transformative digital tools.

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KeyedIn Releases New Features to Advance Strategic Portfolio Management in Latest v7.2 Update

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We are excited to release the latest version of our leading project portfolio management software that builds on our strategic vision of helping our customers be strategic.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

The ROI of PMO

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Understanding the essential value of investing in your PMO. Today’s PMO is a chaos wrangler, a master of governance, a resource manager and the linchpin of operational excellence. With all this in mind, is your PMO getting the recognition it deserves as a valuable partner in your organization?

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Transform Your PMO into a Value Center

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All organizations are looking to provide value. It seems simple that everything you do will ideally create value for the business. So then why do project management offices (PMOs) and PMO leaders constantly find themselves justifying their moves and validating their existence?

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Instilling Organizational Agility for a New Normal

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Organizational Agility is defined as an ability for an organization to renew itself, adapt, change quickly, and succeed in a rapidly changing, ambiguous, turbulent environment [i].

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4 Ways PPM Tools Can Take an ESO to the Next Level

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Embedded Services Organizations (ESOs) have become an important partner to large technology companies seeking to ensure fluid product implementation that maximizes customer success.

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Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Four Key Areas to Implement Agile PM

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There are many benefits organizations can achieve by applying Agile Portfolio Management to their PMO. The ability to quickly adapt to changes and stay aligned with the goals of the business being among the top – and many teams are looking at ways they can specifically adopt this methodology. But there can be confusion where to apply Agile so that it advances the goals of the organization and delivers real business value.

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3 Things Your PMO Is Doing Wrong — and How to Fix Them

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An effective project management office (PMO) can be a powerful partner in driving positive business outcomes. When all the pieces come together, the benefits of a solid PMO are numerous: improved decision-making, reduced exposure to risk, better resource allocation and utilization, and repeatable wins. When the pieces do not fall into place, however, a PMO can become a liability. The potential for failure is why so many companies struggle with the idea of utilizing a PMO in the first place.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Utilization and Productivity

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Learn how to analyze team productivity to improve your organizations effectiveness and efficiency in 5 simple steps. So your busy, business is booming, but yet you still think you can get more out of your team. All too often companies strive to improve productivity and utilization without truly understanding the current state of play. In this article we discuss some simple ways in which you can analyze the performance of your team to help drive productivity.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Utilization and Productivity

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Learn how to analyze team productivity to improve your organizations effectiveness and efficiency in 5 simple steps. So your busy, business is booming, but yet you still think you can get more out of your team. All too often companies strive to improve productivity and utilization without truly understanding the current state of play. In this article we discuss some simple ways in which you can analyze the performance of your team to help drive productivity.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

Foundational Elements for Agile PPM: A Phased Approach – Part 1

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One of the common concerns about implementing Agile in project and portfolio management (PPM) is the impression that it requires broad, sweeping and instantaneous change in order to be successful. We’re here to tell you that isn’t the case and even more so, not recommended. There are multiple ways that your organization can apply aspects of an Agile methodology without simply leaping into the deep end of the Agile pool.

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15 Great Ways Project Management Can Help Your Growing Business

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Learn how improved visibility and control over your projects and resources can help improve business efficiency and effectiveness. If your business delivers products or services, as your business grows your will certainly need some way of managing projects. Many SME’s are simply scared of the term “Project Management” or end up implementing a host of non-connected, counter-productive tools.

Agile Portfolio Management in an Adaptive World – Q&A with the Experts

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Agile Portfolio Management is a hot topic for many PMO leaders today trying to forge forward in a world where things are requiring a high degree of adaptability. In a virtual event this week, the KeyedIn team joined up with a couple of PMO leaders to hear about their stories and how they are navigating these times. Here are some of the questions that came up. Can you share any insight on changes or uptake of Agile due to virtual working? Jason.

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Business as UNusual: How PMOs Can Thrive When Everything Seems Out of Control

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The recent pandemic and the resulting economic slowdown are affecting just about every business to some degree. People in tech or financial services are working from home, those in manufacturing and retail are operating at maximum capacity to keep up with surging demand as the public stocks up on essentials, and restaurant and tourism is all but shutdown as they shift to takeout only or no-contact delivery.

How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

How Software Intelligence Can Propel Your PPM and Organization to New Heights

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Transparency and visibility across the enterprise are critical in today’s rapidly evolving economy and business environment. Most organizations have the data necessary to make more informed decisions about key operations, however they often don’t have an effective way to analyze this data.

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PMXPO – The Virtual Event Before Virtual Events Were Cool

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PMXPO , the largest virtual event for project managers hosted by PMI (the Project Management Institute) had its 13 th edition of its relished event this past month. This year’s event was timely indeed, having always been held virtually in a time when virtual is the only option, brought over forty-four thousand (yes, thousand!) project management professionals together to network and to start the new decade with a bang.

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Realizing The Vision of Agile Portfolio Management

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KeyedIn launches v7.0 of its award-winning PPM solution. We are excited to formally announce the latest updates to our industry-leading Project Portfolio Management solution that is a major step forward in the advancement of our Agile Portfolio Management vision. With this new release, customers are empowered to place the right bets in their project evaluation and selection, turn quickly when priorities shift or changes need to be made, and deliver faster on their promises to the business.

Connecting Talent and Technology in Today’s Economic Climate

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The global impact of COVID-19 and the resulting economic uncertainty are having a profound effect on many industries. The world in which we operate has drastically changed, and at the recent Talent & Technology Symposium virtual event hosted by PMI, they featured a stellar lineup to take a look at how we, as organizations, can adapt and effectively respond to a global pandemic with our ways of working.

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5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Decoding Project Management Tools: How to Choose the Right PM, PPM or Collaboration Solution for Your Business

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When it comes to project management, there are a lot of solutions available in the marketplace. The challenge is not finding a product, it’s finding the right product to meet the exact needs of your organization. There has been confusion in the marketplace between the various classes of tools and products available and we wrote this article to help clarify the similarities and differences.

The Critical Importance of PPM Tools in Challenging Times

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Even when the overall business climate is favorable, securing funding for project portfolio management (PPM) tools can be a Herculean task for portfolio management leadership. A recent Gartner report by analyst and PPM expert Mbula Schoen noted that they often face resistance from both financial decision-makers and the individuals performing day-to-day project work.

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Five Ways Resource Management Brings Business Value

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The discipline of resource management (RM) for IT services is still in its nascent stages when compared to project management which has been a formalized discipline for decades. The good news is the RM discipline is now well established and gaining traction quickly as companies realize the many benefits of good RM. On the surface, getting better utilization of human capital for our services work would seem the main benefit and a common driver for formation of the RM discipline.

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Agile Portfolio Management – A Preferred Approach When Investment Dollars Shrink

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Agile work methodologies have become a compelling trend in project portfolio management (PPM), with a host of proponents touting the benefits of its speed, innovation and customer satisfaction. There’s no doubt that Agile can indeed deliver such benefits and many organizations are now looking at how they can apply Agile practices to realize those benefits to help them tackle the new challenges created by the global pandemic.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?