Category Archives: Portfolio Management

The Microsoft Platform and the Evolution of a PMIS

Is a doorway a frame around empty space?  Or is it the space that is surrounded by a frame?  When selecting a PMIS platform, the same question should be asked.  Is a PMIS a series of solutions within an empty … Continue reading

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The Macro View of Technology and Portfolio Management

Enterprises do a lot of things to improve how projects deliver value.  They look to define resource capacity calculations, identify the project pipeline, enhance reporting capabilities, etc.  The list goes on and on, a veritable smorgasbord of PMI terminology and … Continue reading

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In Portfolio Management, the Best Defense is a Good Offense

People often ask me what I do in my role at UMT.  That’s a great question.  The answer is really quite simple: I help organizations define what they want to accomplish through their project portfolio. I help organizations align the … Continue reading

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Clear Goals and Fuzzy Roles

Fresh out of college, shortly after starting a new job, I remember my old boss sitting me down and giving me some advice.  “To succeed in this job,” he said, “You’ll need a high tolerance for ambiguity.”  That’s a theme … Continue reading

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Operating Models and Portfolio Segmentation

Catching up on some of the comments that have been left on a couple of blog posts recently: Prasanna Advi wrote: “I think the key is ‘how’ do you decide what those top 10 (projects in the organization) are, and … Continue reading

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PMO Symposium 2013 Content Available For Download

Lest you missed it, the slide decks from the PMO Symposium held a couple of weeks ago in San Diego are available for download here: Well worth a perusal….

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PMO Symposium 2013 Wrap Up: It’s a Translation Thing

Well, another PMO Symposium has come and gone, this one being the third one that I have attended (the fact that I missed last year’s notwithstanding).  As usual, there were a series of great conversations….the kind of conversations that happen … Continue reading

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