VPMi Blog – Finish What You Start

PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

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In the 16 years we have been working with customers (big and small) on their project portfolio management implementations we have seen every mistake in the book. Unfortunately, some mistakes turn into implementation disasters where budgets, time, and the careers (of those who picked the software and planed the roll-out) go to die. Don't let […]

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 4: Find a Bad Cop

Find a Bad Cop for your PMO implementation
I am constantly giving VPMi demos based on features people want in their resource and project management software.  More often than not the implementation is botched, the wrong tool is selected, training is ignored, the process is non-existent (or stifling), and just like the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland – it is "off […]

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Project Management Failures: Search for Malaysia Air FL370

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Malaysia Air Flight 370 vanished on March 8, 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. In the weeks that followed there was international finger pointing, government accusations of ineptitude, public distrust and the perception of thousands of wasted hours. Here are the top 6 project portfolio management “lessons learned” from the missteps […]

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 3: Recycle

Recycle
I am constantly giving VPMi demos based on features people want in their resource and project management software. They ask about graphs, charts, and other visually stimulating capabilities more at home on an entertainment site then a project management solution. I’m always happy to show what VPMi can do. But, I’m always waiting for someone […]

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 2: KISS Fast

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Companies implementing a new project portfolio management (PPM) software solution (like VPMi) are typically battling the chaos of project growth, resource contention, and organizational change. They’re looking for order and better productivity and they invest heavily in a solution, and the organizational structure, to see it through. Unfortunately, the leaders implementing project and resource management […]

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