Entries by Scott Jennings

How Project Portfolio Reporting Can Transform Your Business

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software stores a large amount of information that can be used to make important decisions about your organization.  This blog post will examine the key elements needed to support a robust reporting process. Project Portfolio Reporting answers questions such as: Are we going to meet our strategic goals? Why not? What […]

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The Definitive Guide To Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

Why should you have Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software? This guide will discuss the components of the Project Portfolio Management process and the benefit to your organization.   Organizations using PPM tools (vs. organizations not using PPM tools) are: 44% more likely to complete projects on time or early 38% more likely to complete projects […]

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Understanding Project Software Acronyms

When your organization realizes it is time to find and apply a management software for ongoing projects, you might become quickly overwhelmed. Project Management (PM), Program Management (EPM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions seem similar. I have listed below the three levels of project management and the notable differences that should be taken into […]

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How Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Improves Project Management

The PPM process should provide an aggregate portfolio view of all project plans for big picture analysis. Project Portfolio Management software should also offer visibility into data at the project level. Good project level management allows the editing of individual project plans and visualization of work breakdown structure for each initiative. Project level management within […]

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Project Management Phases

Here is the Project Management Process, illustrated.  This simple graphic is a sketch showing the key phases in the Project Management Process and associated activities for each step.   We have sourced our information from the Project Management Institute (PMI) – our visual presentation is fresh and accurate.  We have decided to include information for […]

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Portfolios vs Programs vs Projects

Here is an overview of the relationships between the 3 P’s: Portfolios, Programs and Projects. This blog post is accompanied by a simple diagram and a customer example to illustrate how the 3 P’s look within an organization. Portfolio Level Definition: What is a project portfolio?  A portfolio consists of projects created to meet an […]

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Death by Spreadsheet – Project Management In Excel

Microsoft estimates there are 750 million users of Excel worldwide. And it is no wonder – spreadsheets are a handy tool. In this blog post, find an identification of the benefits and drawbacks of spreadsheets for Project Portfolio Management (PPM).   Benefits of Spreadsheets for Project Portfolio Management Spreadsheets are the project tracking and project […]

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Mind Your P’s and M’s: PPM for PM

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tools help advance careers and minimize stress for Project Managers (PM).  This blog post provides insight into how a Project Manager can move from a “facilitation” role with limited organizational value to a “management” role with demonstrable impact towards achieving strategic goals. Project Management Challenges Project Managers need to deliver IT […]

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Duro Bag Uses Projectric To Optimize Projects

Duro Bag Manufacturing Company is the largest manufacturer of printed and plain paper bags in North America. Duro Bag operates twelve plants in the United States and one in Mexico, employs more than three thousand people and sells point -of-purchase bags to department stores, grocery chains, and mass merchant retailers.  Here is how Duro Bag […]

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Is Your PPM Process Ready For The Digital Transformation?

Successful organizations must adapt to meet changing market forces. Companies must anticipate how emerging technologies could make their own products and services obsolete or risk failure. Embracing the Digital Transformation is necessary for any business, nonprofit or institution that seeks to survive into the future.  Evolve or become extinct. This blog post focuses on the […]

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