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How PPM Provides Direction in Uncertain Economic Times
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a process to obtain project management information of all resources, time, budget, and labor skills in order to align

to ppm  on investment (ROI) prior to launching a project. In using a PPM tool, an organization has the ability to position IT initiatives into a lexicon that key non-IT-management personnel can understand. Project spending can be viewed as way of analyzing from both the total cost of ownership (TCO) and ROI perspectives and understanding how these projects relate to overall business strategy initiatives. Additional Benefits PPM tools have been on the market for at least ten years, and economic slowdowns are not t Read More
PPM for Internal Departments
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a tool-supported process for optimally managing an organization’s “portfolio” of projects. And although PPM can provide

to ppm  though, that the road to PPM is often rocky. For many organizations, successfully implementing PPM is difficult and time-consuming. Also, establishing PPM is a high-risk initiative. Failures are not uncommon. There is no way to guarantee that you will be successful in implementing PPM. However, having observed many organizations at various stages of the process, I have concluded that there are 8 keys to success: (1) embrace the principles involved, (2) choose an approach that fits, (3) secure executive Read More
TEC Helps Companies Compare, Select, and Evaluate PPM or Project Portfolio Management Software
Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Evaluation Center, to help project

to ppm  ( http://ppm.technologyevaluation.com/press ) to help companies with the challenging process of selecting a PPM software solution. Defined as a process that allows companies to align projects with available resources and corporate strategies, while providing for best value and reduced risk (Wideman, 2002, http://www.maxwideman.com/pmglossary/index.htm ), project portfolio management is experiencing significant growth. Neil Stolovitsky, a PPM analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers, ( Read More
How Project Portfolio Management Can Deal a Winning Hand to the SMB Project Manager
Project portfolio management (PPM), once a solution only larger organizations could afford, enables companies to analyze, recommend, authorize, activate

to ppm  Organizations Should Support PPM To support a PPM system, organizations must have an internal process for each of the following: 1. Governance —the executive role in the decision-making process, usually conducted by a C-level executive who determines what projects to approve or reject, as priorities are determined when to activate projects, and establishes their completion dates what resources are required (both capital and human), and sets the project budget 2. Management —the process that monitors a Read More
Tips to Improve Inbound Logistics by Managing Partner Performance
The number of steps involved in getting materials or products from suppliers to buyers makes inbound logistics an error-prone process. Each mistake costs you

to ppm  or problems most susceptible to a PPM program), they can go outside for help to either a specialized consulting firm or the professional services organization of a business community management (BCM) software firm. This third party will assess the company's inbound logistics situation by: analyzing its collaborative processes; measuring actual error rates; quantifying the impact of those errors on the business; and making recommendations to improve all segments of inbound logistics. About Inovis Inovis Read More
From Right Brain to Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM
Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM

to ppm  Right Brain to Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. In this white paper, you’ll discover how PLM solutions can help your company achieve faster time-to-market. And you’ll learn how integrating PLM with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system maximizes the capabilities of both. Read More
Want to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse!
When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy

to ppm  to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse! When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy.” However, before the economy took a turn for the worse, they talked about low profit margins, high inventory levels with low turns, and an erosion of their profitability because of their warehouses. I am often forced to ask, “Is the economy really that bad? Or, is your Read More
How to Create Dashboards People Love to Use
Dashboards have become a standard business tool over the last decade. Dozens of dashboard-building solutions have sprung up to meet the demand. Yet in the

to ppm  to Create Dashboards People Love to Use Dashboards have become a standard business tool over the last decade. Dozens of dashboard-building solutions have sprung up to meet the demand. Yet in the flurry of technology and enthusiasm, little attention has been paid to how to design focused, thoughtful, and user-friendly dashboards. This guide will show you concepts and best practices for creating a high-impact dashboard that people love to use. Read More
Keys to Success for Industrial Equipment Suppliers to Meet Today’s Top Three Issues
Although the industrial equipment market has been growing, based on strong customer demand, companies cannot rest on their laurels. Manufacturers and

to ppm  to Success for Industrial Equipment Suppliers to Meet Today’s Top Three Issues Although the industrial equipment market has been growing, based on strong customer demand, companies cannot rest on their laurels. Manufacturers and distributors must keep adding value to maintain existing contracts and win new business. They must be efficient enough to meet new demands while maintaining margins. Discover solutions that can help total industrial solution suppliers stay profitable during this expansion. Read More
How to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance
The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early

to ppm  to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early 1990s, this performance management framework was intended as a tool to provide managers with a more complete and “balanced” view of their organization’s performance by including nonfinancial metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in their assessments. Despite this Read More
How to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market
Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market

to ppm  to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market demands such as globalization and a more sophisticated client base means human resources departments need a complete and integrated process of talent management. But hiring and keeping top talent can also help you increase revenues and increase client Read More
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

to ppm  Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring failu Read More
3 Reasons to Archive E-mail: Capacity and PSTs, Migration to Exchange 2010, and Compliance
E-mail is mission critical with corporate knowledge locked inside maiboxes. E-mail archiving solutions help organizations track e-mail transactions, restore

to ppm  Reasons to Archive E-mail: Capacity and PSTs, Migration to Exchange 2010, and Compliance E-mail is mission critical with corporate knowledge locked inside maiboxes. E-mail archiving solutions help organizations track e-mail transactions, restore inadvertently deleted messages, ensure compliance, and reduce storage demands. E-mail archiving software provides IT with the ability to manage data retention and enable ediscovery. Read this white paper to explore the issues of e-mail archiving and e-mail Read More
Using ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies
Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use e-commerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits through a lean approach

to ppm  ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies The term “e-commerce” is most commonly associated with the retail environment. And indeed, the ability to browse, search, and order products remotely has forever changed how we buy things. In the business-to-business world, companies selling commodity items have also erected storefronts, and those selling to large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are engaged in e-commerce through electronic data interchange (EDI). But what of more Read More
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About LMS But Were Afraid to Ask-Well Maybe Not Everything!
Today, if a company wants to retain its employees, it must take great strides to make their jobs more rewarding. To give their employees the learning experience

to ppm  You Ever Wanted to Know About LMS But Were Afraid to Ask-Well Maybe Not Everything! As the 1977 Trooper song says We're here for a good time, not a long time , and while the song was referring to living rather than working, the latter part of the lyric certainly holds true for today's workforce. People just don't stay at one job for very long anymore. For many organizations, gone are the days of simply hiring an employee, giving them a half decent salary with a few perks, and hoping like hell Read More

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