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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Project Manager’s Takeaways from the State of Resource Management 2020

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The Resource Management Institute (RMI) just released its 6 th Annual State of Resource Management Report for 2020 and the new insights it provides will prove extremely valuable to project managers (PMs) who want to achieve improvements in their organizations.

2020 85

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?

How PMOs Can Drive Needed Change During Tough Times

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You Can Emerge Stronger than Ever. There’s no escaping the topic of COVID-19 and its impact on businesses, as well as other types of organizations, worldwide. Many of us are rightfully concerned about the challenges ahead and are seeking direction on how to proceed amidst all of the chaos.

2020 85

4 Key Indicators your PMO Maturity is Lagging

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PMO maturity has become a prominent focus for organizations that want to transform the way they approach project management (PM), manage operational processes and enhance overall business growth and development.

2020 78

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.

2020 92

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.

2020 78

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.

2020 85

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Agile Portfolio Management Q & A

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In our recent webinar, Agile Portfolio Management in Action , we talked about Agile Portfolio Management and presented to a number of project managers that were interested in this concept but wanted to know exactly how to incorporate Agile into their PMO and where to get started.

2020 78

Are Spreadsheets Leaving Your PMO Spread Too Thin?

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Keeping tabs on your portfolio within spreadsheets may be leaving your PMO at a disadvantage. No pun intended here, but honestly, how many tabs are on your spreadsheet tracking the progress of your portfolio?

2020 78

5 Ways to Get Project Forecasting Right

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Predict and mitigate project risk to delight PSO customers and stakeholders. Projects are a complicated process with many moving pieces and factors to consider.

2020 78

3 Best Project Management Practices to Enhance Business Value

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Good project management (PM)—and a good project manager—can take an organization to new heights, delivering real business value through strategic planning, enhanced customer service, faster delivery and greater productivity.

2020 85

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

How PPM Tools Can Help Your Company Navigate Industry Disruptions

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Companies who simply try to weather the storm when faced with disruptions instead of learning, growing, and adapting will soon find it impossible to compete in an ever-changing business environment. For example, take Blockbuster.

2020 78

5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

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In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. These include: Fostering an environment where collaborative decision making is easier and more fruitful.

The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

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Enterprises struggle with uncovering how to best use project portfolio management (PPM) tools to accelerate their business benefits and fulfil business strategies.

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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.

2019 89

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.

2019 86

Directors: What are PMs saying behind your back?

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At KeyedIn Projects, we regularly hear hostility towards senior managers and the roles they should play in projects. Some project managers are quite vocal about how useless they find their C-Suite and would want them to stay clear altogether.

2019 104

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.

5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

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Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process. Successful businesses are finding ways to improve profitability levels, streamline costs and eliminating waste.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

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In a recent webinar on the Disturbing Reality of Today’s PMOs we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail.

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The Top Five Basics for Managing Agile PPM

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In May a research firm released a project portfolio management (PPM) market forecast for 2016 to 2024. The reason that I am not covering their report in detail is because after reading it, I was mostly overcome with a sense of dj vu.

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5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO

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Ever wondered what it takes to build a great project organization? Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates.

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Leveraging Agile Principles for Portfolio Management – Guiding Principle #3

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In my last article, I talked about agile work methodologies and how they help organizations improve overall performance and deliver greater value both internally and externally. In order to implement agile methodologies effectively, I presented the first strategy — deliver products, not projects – as the first in a 3-part series to incorporate agile principles to portfolio management.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

How to Improve PMO Resource Planning

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A step by step guide to prioritizing your people PMO resource planning is an ever growing concern for any project management office (PMO) leader.

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Leveraging Agile Principles for Portfolio Management – Guiding Principle #2

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In my last article, I talked about agile work methodologies and how they help organizations improve overall performance and deliver greater value both internally and externally. In order to implement agile methodologies effectively, I presented the first strategy — deliver products, not projects – as the first in a 3-part series to incorporate agile principles to portfolio management.

2020 60

The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

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Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

Why Control, Insight & Visibility are key to avoiding the Service Delivery Execution Gap

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On paper, managing Resources, Projects and Billing all sounds relatively simple. So why do so many organizations struggle. Well in reality many organizations create an Execution Gap where there are silos of information all over the place. They’re closed off from each other.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

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Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

Strategic Portfolio Management 101

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Back to school for the latest stakeholder-focused techniques. I don’t know about you, but at this time of the year I become energized by the smell of freshly-sharpened pencils and the fresh promise of brand-new, blank notebooks.

A Quick Fire Guide to Project Portfolio Management Business Benefits

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Project Portfolio Management provides a structured environment for deciding which projects, programs and initiatives to fund, to sustain and to eliminate.

Getting Started with Agile Portfolio Management

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Tom Raper, our excellent Director of Product Solutions, had the opportunity to present a session at the PMO Symposium earlier this month. Following is a summary of Tom’s presentation. You can also read more about our key PMO Symposium takeaways. If you are still debating implementing Agile portfolio management, you’re in good company. Plenty of organizations are still on the fence about embracing Agile methodologies.

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Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.