Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jun 19, 2017
Gartner reports that 75% to 80% of organizations are using some form of agile project management process.
Although agile project management has been around for many years, the way we adapt it has changed significantly, especially as project portfolio management (PPM) practices have evolved.
In today’s businesses, technology plays a crucial role in our success, but technology can also make things more uncertain. This uncertainty has given us the motive to be more flexible and requires a “think on your feet” mentality. For this reason, we've seen a big spike in Agile PPM over the last few years. So how do we continue to deliver stability and efficiency, the result of traditional style PPM, while also giving in to necessary risks that lead to innovation and competitive edge?
It’s simple: accept the value in each method, avoid the inevitable pains that may develop with segregation, and opt for a unified agile and traditional PPM model.
Keeping up with the new pace of change requires building agility into your business to adapt to change faster, while carefully overseeing your investments. The integrated solution of CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) and CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) helps you effectively balance agility and governance by connecting the work of agile teams to your enterprise portfolio. Supporting an evolutionary approach to adopting agile, the solution lets you continue using traditional methods, while growing agile adoption to deliver on portfolio investments faster—with higher quality and predictable business results. A holistic view across all projects helps portfolio managers optimize budgets and resources for maximum return on investment.
At a Glance:
With the new CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) 15.3, you can tailor projects to any business unit with drag and-drop ease. Whether complex workflow for HR or simple task management for sales, workers now spin up projects in minutes—not days. Add in-app collaboration to eliminate redundant meetings, a familiar Microsoft Excel®-like grid to manage budgets, a new connection for third-party business intelligence (BI) tools to unearth answers, and you have the most modern project portfolio management app on the market today.
Download this whitepaper today to find out more about CA PPM 15.3—a simple, powerful and practical project portfolio management tool available on-premises and in the cloud—let you modernize the project management office.
Modern solutions like CA PPM continue to raise the bar above last-generation IT demand management tools, continuously providing new features to ease the burden of the PMO, the financial manager, the resource manager and the product manager.
In the last few years, new vendors looking to exploit the large and increasingly influential project and portfolio management (PPM) market have developed modules that “snap” into their SaaS platforms. These vendors claim their tools are easy to install, easy to manage and save customers money. It sounds too good to be true. And for most organizations, it is.
Carefully consider whether you need a PPM solution that is only capable of providing low-level functionality for the project manager, or if your organization could benefit from PPM technology that provides 360-degree optics across your organization, delivers actionable business intelligence and enables extensive modeling and forecasting capabilities to make data-driven business decisions.
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity.
Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management. As we receive inquiry on this area increasingly, it makes sense to assess this market.
Project and portfolio management or PPM software can make or break an organization’s ability to deliver.
The recent growth in portfolio management as a strategic business function has led to many vendors of software related to elements of project execution “bolting on” project and portfolio management (PPM) modules. This is a clear attempt to try and get a piece of a growing, lucrative market.
Twenty five years ago, PPM software was nothing more than project management software with the ability to publish or share information across projects. It was capable of doing a lot, but none of it was intuitive and therefore wasn’t particularly useful. Compared to today’s solutions, those products were dinosaurs. Since then, many vendors have invested a lot of money into their solutions, developing world-class offerings that can truly support effective management of the portfolio, and, more important, of the business that portfolio drives.
The latest version of CA Project & Portfolio Management facilitates core financial activities with the ease and familiarity of a spreadsheet.
Two years ago, CA began to reevaluate how organizations were leveraging their project and portfolio management solutions. Our goal was to identify ways CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) could better serve every user, from project, resource and financial managers to executive decision makers and team members.
CA PPM 15.3 simplifies the job of the financial manager with Microsoft Excel®-like functionality, embedded communication and collaboration features, and direct links to the industry’s most popular reporting and business intelligence tools.
Financial management is the heart of project delivery, so why do so many people get it wrong?
Sure, there are some projects that have to be done for regulatory reasons, and there will be a small percentage of initiatives that fall into the speculative category, but sooner or later the projects an organization delivers have to generate a return on investment (ROI).
The old adage is that we manage what we measure. If we aren’t measuring financial information properly, how can we hope to manage our investments effectively?
To learn more about how CA Project & Portfolio Management supports financial management, download today.
Mehr als 400.000 Mitarbeiter in etwa 400 Unternehmen – darunter Polycom, Qantas und Toyota – verwenden bereits CA Project & Portfolio Management SaaS (CA PPM SaaS) und erreichen damit Kostensenkungen, eine bessere Akzeptanz und intelligentere Geschäftsentscheidungen.
Auf einen Blick
Mit dem neuen CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) 15.3 können Sie Projekte für beliebige Geschäftsbereiche ganz einfach per Drag-and-drop maßschneidern. Ob komplexe Workflows für die Personalabteilung oder einfaches Aufgabenmanagement für den Vertrieb – Projekte sind nun statt erst nach Tagen innerhalb weniger Minuten eingerichtet.
Mit der In-App-Kooperation eliminieren Sie überflüssige Meetings, Budgets verwalten Sie mit einem vertrauten Raster ähnlich wie in Microsoft Excel®, und dank der neuen Verknüpfung mit Business Intelligence (BI) Tools von Drittanbietern lassen sich versteckte Antworten aufspüren. Sie verfügen damit über die modernste Projektportfoliomanagement-App, die derzeit am Markt verfügbar ist.
La forza lavoro di oggi è abituata a utilizzare tecnologie personali che semplificano le comunicazioni e la vita quotidiana. Molti strumenti aziendali, tuttavia, non sono riusciti a rimanere al passo. La maggior parte delle attuali soluzioni di project and portfolio management non è in grado di fornire modi semplici per svolgere le attività quotidiane.
Non facilitano le comunicazioni contestuali che agevolerebbero la risoluzione dei problemi e non dispongono di funzionalità chiave: capacità di restringere il focus ai dati pertinenti, di eseguire il drill-down per accedere a ulteriori informazioni e di prevedere in modo efficiente le necessità finanziarie e modellare i risultati.
Il software di project and portfolio management o PPM può essere determinante per la capacità di delivery di un'azienda.
La recente crescita del portfolio management come funzione di business strategica ha portato molti vendor di software correlato ad elementi dell'esecuzione di progetto a "lanciarsi" sui moduli di project and portfolio management (PPM). Si tratta chiaramente di un tentativo di mettere piede in un mercato redditizio e in crescita.
CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) 15.3 consente di personalizzare i progetti per qualsiasi business unit, con la semplicità del drag-and-drop. Dal complicato workflow per HR o alla semplice gestione delle attività per le vendite, oggi i lavoratori riescono ad avviare i progetti in pochi minuti, anziché in giorni.
È possibile integrare la collaborazione all'interno dell'applicazione per eliminare riunioni ridondanti, una familiare griglia di tipo Microsoft Excel® per la gestione dei budget, una nuova connessione per strumenti di Business Intelligence (BI) di terze parti che consentono di trovare risposte, e si ottiene la più moderna app di Project Portfolio Management attualmente sul mercato.
Le soluzioni moderne come CA PPM continuano a innalzare gli standard degli strumenti di gestione della domanda di ultima generazione, offrendo nuove funzionalità in grado di ridurre il carico di lavoro del PMO, del responsabile finanziario, del responsabile delle risorse e del responsabile di prodotto.
Negli ultimi anni, i nuovi vendor che hanno tentato di trarre vantaggio dal vasto e sempre più rilevante mercato del Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) hanno sviluppato moduli snap-in per le proprie piattaforme SaaS. Questi vendor affermano che i loro strumenti sono semplici da installare e gestire e offrono grandi risparmi ai clienti. Sembra troppo bello per essere vero. Infatti, per la maggior parte delle aziende, è così.
Un logiciel de gestion des portefeuilles de projets (PPM) peut faire la réussite ou l’échec d’une organisation.
Le récent boom de la gestion de portefeuille comme fonction métier stratégique a amené de nombreux éditeurs de solutions logicielles d’exécution de projets à « rajouter » à leurs produits des modules PPM (Project and Portfolio Management, gestion de portefeuilles de projets) dans une tentative claire de s’offrir une part du gâteau sur ce marché lucratif et en croissance.
Les solutions modernes telles que CA PPM continuent d’élever la barre en matière d’outils dernière génération de gestion de la demande IT en proposant en permanence de nouvelles fonctionnalités permettant d’alléger la charge des bureaux de gestion de projets (Project Management Office, PMO), des directeurs financiers, des gestionnaires des ressources et des chefs de produit.
Ces dernières années, de nouveaux fournisseurs cherchant à tirer parti du vaste marché toujours plus influent de la gestion de portefeuilles de projets (Project and Portfolio Management, PPM) ont développé des modules qui « s’intègrent » à leurs plates-formes SaaS. Ils se targuent du fait que leurs outils sont faciles à installer et à gérer et promettent des économies à leurs clients. Cela semble trop beau pour être vrai. Et pour la plupart des organisations, c’est malheureusement le cas.
Traditional project management techniques are not working as well as expected. According to research, an average organization has at least $74 million USD (yearly) in at-risk projects. And, even when projects are executed successfully, all too often they still fail to deliver business benefits.
So, how do you get started? How do you prioritize which issues to address first? What are the risks and potential rewards? What can you do yourself and where can you need help?
This paper helps you answer those questions. It provides important insights into the root causes of project failures and misalignment with business unit expectations, along with possible solutions. It illustrates the path to optimized project and portfolio management from four different starting points, and provides step-by-step advice to help you reach new milestones quickly. It is intended to help you make the transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Enterprises tend not to view project management as a holistic process. Much like the disparate systems they have in place, they see a disparate collection of issues.
They typically look to solve specific pain points with single applications. Rather than migrate an entire enterprise to a new system, they are looking to manage a problem spot and have it flow into a specific component (e.g., cost, human capital leverage, or how demand is driven) as needed. In many cases, however, the pain points are symptoms of a larger issue, and to remove them the situation must be viewed in the context of the full project life cycle. Oracle Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Cloud, part of the integrated suite that is Oracle ERP Cloud, not only does this, but it’s also built with the user in mind… solving the PPM pain points through role-based analytics, social collaboration, optimization, costing, control, and mobile solutions for today’s project team.
Do projects seem to appear out of nowhere? Do you find yourself scrambling to pull together reports for executives? Download this free guide and learn about several project portfolio management pitfalls and how AtTask can help you avoid them.
Choosing the best PPM software for your team doesn't have to be overwhelming. This Buyer's Guide will help you find project management software that's evolved for today's project teams. Get the guide today.
Work chaos comes in many forms: random input processes, disconnected activities, poor visibility into work and more. Read this eBook: "How to Slay the Dragon of Enterprise Work" and learn how slaying the work chaos dragon will help you simplify your processes, connect team members, save time and money, and more. Get the eBook today.
There is a significant gap between how manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. Better education in project management methodologies and standalone software tools alone will limit a company’s ability to perform at its highest level. A study by Engineering.com found that a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution is the best way for a company to fully achieve its best practices.
This white paper shares how a PLM solution with embedded project management can uniquely provide:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio
• Coordination of a project’s schedule, resources and scope
• Automatic real-time status updates of project tasks
• Mitigation of project risks based upon real-time assessment of product development
Benefit from the unique value provided by PLM systems with embedded project management.
In This Paper
• Many enterprises lack a holistic view of their project management processes
• Oracle Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Cloud uses open standards to create a best-in-class solution
• Oracle PPM Cloud makes it easier for users to collaborate on projects internally or externally
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
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The location of many resources is changing to the cloud, yet companies still need central management of those resources. Trying to maintain security and order in a chaotic free-for-all use of cloud apps and bring-your-own-device culture is like a black hole sucking in IT’s time—time they could be dedicating to other projects.
OneLogin’s cloud identity management platform spans the entire application portfolio with secure single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), user provisioning, integration with common directory infrastructures such as Active Directory (AD), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and various cloud directories, and more.
We recommend the following:
• IT departments leverage OneLogin for all their identity management needs
• IT departments educate users about security and safe sharing
• App owners enable Security Assertion M
Organizations are managing a rapidly escalating number of projects due in large part to the consumerization of IT.
As a result, you face growing demands for mobile technology-based apps and services – on top of your backlog of already ongoing strategic initiatives. And when priorities keep changing, functioning effectively is difficult without Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools that support your need for additional oversight, better decision-making and more efficient use of resources.
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