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

Lindsey Marymont

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

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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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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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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6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

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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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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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 Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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?

PMO Maturity for Business Innovation, Growth and Advancement

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Achieving PMO maturity can save your organization time, resources and money, streamline operations and create a more cohesive organization. It also has exceptional benefits that are realized over time as implementation becomes methodology. The greatest of these benefits is found in how PMO Maturity sets up an organization for long-term success through innovation, growth and advancement. PMO Maturity Supports Business Innovation. Deniz A.

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. We started off by reiterating some of the benefits of going through this and debunking a few of the misconceptions.

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. Read on to get a project manager’s perspective on some of the key takeaways from the new report. Why Project Managers Care About Resource Management.

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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. One ally that already exists in most organizations is the project management office (PMO). Who better to help keep the wheels turning smoothly than the people who already do it when times are calm?

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The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

Q&A Responses to Driving Organizational Agility

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In a recent webinar with PMO Strategies Founder, Laura Barnard, the audience had some great questions about organizational agility and how that relates to the PMO. Here are her answers to the Q&A portion of the webinar on Driving Organizational Agility. If you missed the webinar and you'd like to watch it on demand - click here. How can Product Managers and the PMO work together/complement each other, and how can we communicate that to the organization and business leaders?

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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.

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.

10 Typical Project Management Challenges Faced By Businesses

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One of the most common issues facing companies today is that they concentrate their management efforts on executing individual projects, but fail to understand the impact of these on the wider business. The result is a sub-optimal performance and lower returns for the business as a whole. The typical challenges facing business today when managing projects include: Misalignment between projects and their business objectives : The purpose of a project is to advance one or more business objectives.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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