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Thinking Portfolio makes prioritisation easier and more transparent for the Municipality of Westland
To help residents and entrepreneurs as efficiently and quickly as possible and in the most customer-friendly way, the service processes of the municipality of Westland are being digitised to the extent possible. Complexity of the ICT infrastructure and interdependency of systems require a coherent, well-prioritised, project-based approach. The 'Thinking Portfolio' project portfolio software has given the Municipality of Westland a means of keeping an overview of all changes, allowing it to work in a more structured and project-based manner. Clusters and teams have an overview of all wishes, current programmes and projects and the resulting obligations and resource load.
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) invests long-term in the improvement and renewal of education, research and business operations, both at faculty level and for the institution as a whole. These change initiatives are often implemented through projects and programmes. The scope, coherence and complexity of the changes are increasing and controlling and managing the changes is becoming increasingly risky. Making the right choices is key for proper implementation of the EUR strategy. This requires overview and insight. Possible interdependencies must be transparent and it is important to know what capacity utilisation of people and resources is required with respect to all initiatives.
Through Thinking Portfolio the central IT-organisation of the UMC Utrecht has a better grip on projects and ideas
Every year the central IT organisation of the UMC Utrecht carries out many projects that help improve care and business operations. The ‘Thinking Portfolio’ project portfolio management software provides the UMC Utrecht with a complete overview of these projects. Manual reports have been replaced by standardised reports. These provide a concise and unambiguous insight into the status and progress of all projects, allowing the organisation to work more efficiently and achieve more in less time. Information managers record ideas for new projects in a separate module and assess these ideas for risk, value and impact on the organisation at an early stage. This helps the organisation to make the right choices for projects, better planning and control.
Thinking Portfolio offers the Province of North Holland support from idea phase to project completion
All projects with an information/ICT aspect carried out within the province of North Holland are part of the i-Portfolio. This i-Portfolio was recorded and maintained using multiple spreadsheets and various reports. Within the CIO office the need arose for supporting project portfolio management software. Thinking Portfolio was chosen following a thorough selection process.
When Lindström started implementing the Thinking Portfolio’s project portfolio, they had their project model in mind. The portfolio was modified to support the project model and Lindström’s corporate strategy. In connection with the implementation, it was noticed that the deployment of the project model still required work. The quality of the data was not what was desired, and the prioritization of projects had not been implemented to the expected extent, says Heidi Rääsiö, Head of IT People and Strategy.
The City of Lahti’s Thinking Portfolio’s Group Portfolio clarifies the way it operates and increases dialogue
Before the introduction of the Group Portfolio, the management of the information needed by the City of Lahti’s owner governance was challenging. There was no unified tool for storing and processing information. Because finance, organizational management, and economic planning had their own data collection tools, it was not necessarily known what information was collected by other parties, and the information available was not always up to date.
First, a development portfolio was introduced in Tuusula, followed by piloting of the objective portfolio. The Tuike project model was developed in the municipality of Tuusula during 2015-2016, and the project portfolio was built in Sharepoint. The project was a good foundation from which it was easy to start further development.
The IT organization of the City of Jyväskylä will use Thinking Portfolio’s project portfolio in production
The City of Jyväskylä’s project portfolio working group has three months of effort in Thinking Portfolio’s project portfolio definition and suitability testing. During the testing phase, a few IT projects were added to the portfolio by pilot users, and we are now ready for production.
The Thinking Portfolio project portfolio met Suominen’s expectations – Portfolio users are happy and excited
Suominen’s project portfolio acquisition process started from the requirements of an extensive development project, the cost-effectiveness program Optima. The Optima program involved dozens of different programs and projects of various sizes. In the initial phase of Optima, it was stated that it is necessary to say goodbye to the “Excel era.” Following Optima’s example, the Thinking Portfolio project portfolio was also launched by Suominen’s R&D development projects, growth investments, and ICT, whose projects were previously managed using Excel and Word as well.
The combination of the Thinking Portfolio’s project portfolio and the risk portfolio has streamlined the handling of both development projects and risk management in a unified environment. First, the project portfolio, together with the renewed project model, was introduced, and the positive experiences gained from it helped in the selection when the risk portfolio was acquired, says Development Manager Matti Tähtinen from Fingrid.
Patria’s IT Project Portfolio Officer Pauliina Mäki-Rajala explains, that her job has changed a lot since the implementation of Thinking Portfolio’s project portfolio. The desired transparency has been reached through the portfolio. Previously the number of IT projects in Excel was around 20, and currently the Thinking Portfolio has over one hundred internal development projects.
The university community of Tampere will put together projects, systems, registries and ideas with Thinking Portfolio
When the universities merged, tools were needed to manage more than a hundred simultaneously running projects, to manage resources, and to map the system entity. Now, after merging, the portfolios from Thinking Portfolio continue to be used by the university community of Tampere as a development project portfolio and as a system portfolio for the entire community.
Helsedirektoratet is in the early stages of using Thinking Portfolio, but expects to gain more experience and eventually get all its application data in the portfolio. Application basics have now been put in the portfolio and after holidays system owners will start to fill the information of their systems in the tool.
SSAB uses Thinking Portfolio’s solution for planning investment activities in the coming years. Plans are prepared in a clear way in the portfolio, which provides a quick overview of upcoming events. Investment Services Director Arto Kangas describes how the implementation of the project portfolio has made it possible to make the company’s approach even more systematic.
When Elo began searching the markets for a suitable project portfolio solution, the goal was to improve reporting and transparency. Elo was looking for better transparency in development work, and a tool that would make resource planning easier and resources more visible. Thinking Portfolio has enabled Elo to plan and allocate resources more comprehensively – providing transparency on allocated development resources while exposing any resourcing bottlenecks.
Administrative documentation was previously handled with Office tools. This meant a significant amount of copying and entering identical content on several documents. NLS has been particularly satisfied with the clarity of Thinking Portfolio, in which the content comes from one source regardless of its end use. Furthermore, less work means fewer errors.
Helen Electricity Network is currently implementing the project portfolio, but so far, the user feedback has been cautiously optimistic. The tool is easy to use and helps eliminate extra work. The previously used spreadsheets were packed with data. The spreadsheets were also prone to errors. Now the company can wave goodbye to the old protocol; all data is reliably stored and readily available in one solution.
Fazer Confectionery manages its projects with the Thinking Portfolio project portfolio. Focus, as the portfolio is called at Fazer, manages consumer product, raw material, product development and product decommissioning projects. Thinking Portfolio is the perfect platform for evolving projects Focus Friend Hanna Ikonen Fazer Confectionery’s project are unique and challenging with various requirements related to the process. “The old system was no longer sustainable for the [...]
Thinking Portfolio combines projects, applications and resources. Keva’s persistent need to have an overview of its project portfolio was fulfilled with the implementation of Thinking Portfolio. In addition to its transparency, Thinking Portfolio provided the necessary view of resource needs, allowing Keva to adopt a systematic approach to resource planning.
At the Turku University of Applied Sciences, Thinking Portfolio, affectionately known as TEPPO, is used for project planning, portfolio management, resource allocation and working-time monitoring. With the previous system coming to an end, it was time for a new project portfolio tool. Indeed, the former system simply could not meet today’s demands and users were looking for an application that better supported their work. One of the key criteria was the ability to [...]
For Gasum, Thinking Portfolio is a strategy, investment and IT portfolio. Currently, the most prominent area is investments going forward. In addition to the progress of investment projects, financial data and investments are monitored as a whole. According to Gasum’s Engineering Manager Mika Simola, reporting is done directly through the system.
Thinking Portfolio was acquired as a replacement for earlier project portfolio application to address the evolving needs of the project and portfolio processes involved in development operations. According to Development Manager Sari Alm, Thinking Portfolio not only provided all of the necessary functions, but boasted many other welcome features as well.
Peikko Group has expanded quickly in recent years. The speed of growth has brought its own share of challenges from controlling project operations to steering operations in the right direction. According to Project Controller Satu Kannelvirta, the Thinking Portfolio’s project portfolio is an invaluable tool in managing growth, providing a general overview of project operations.
When the VR passenger services sector was looking to acquire a project portfolio, the various options were explored extensively. Thinking Portfolio was deemed to best serve the needs of the organisation. During the procurement stage, VR evaluated the features of competing applications and interviewed Thinking Portfolio’s customers, who added fresh impetus to the decision to implement the service. Another positive was Thinking Portfolio’s price point compared to its competitors.