We've published the first episode of our new Podcast Series Portfolio Management – Back to basics. Give it a listen! Podcast Contents: 6 Characteristics of an Effective Project Management Officer Top 5 Skills of a Project Management Officer 7 Key KPIs for Effective Project Portfolio Management 6 Things a Project Sponsor Should Do for a Project Manager Product Life Cycle vs. Service Life Cycle Project Risks vs. Business Risks 7 Critical Steps to Project [...]
We’ve published an updated edition of the Customer Case Stories E-book. It gives an overview on how our customers have benefitted from our portfolio management tool. Our clients include large international corporations, middle-sized enterprises, and public sector organizations. Our products have over 200 000 users in 50 countries.
We've published an updated edition of our popular Portfolio Management e-book with over 20 how-to articles on how to succeed in PPM!
With more than 12,000 employees, the University Medical Centre Utrecht, of which the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital is a part, is one of the largest public healthcare institutions in the Netherlands and the largest employer in the region. UMC Utrecht has been using Thinking Portfolio since January 2018 to have an overview and insight about the ICT projects.
What are the first steps Project Office, PMO, or the owner of a portfolio has to take to deliver portfolio information into the agenda of the Management Group? How to bring the portfolio to the core of strategic discussion and make each member of the Management Group interested in it? What triggers the Senior Management to focus on the Portfolio?
1. Cut the reporting periods An accurate daily status snapshot is critical when quick decisions are needed. Cutting the reporting periods of projects in half will result to twice a week or even on a weekly basis reporting – and decision making - cycle. 2. Communicate to the whole organisation Communication to the whole organisation is a key issue. Your Portfolio can be opened to the entire staff or at least to all the key [...]
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.
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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.
Enthusiastic customers, networking, and sharing new ideas and solutions with each other were the first things to come to mind when my thesis advisor asked me to think about the features that make Thinking Portfolio different from other companies. Based on these insights, “The role of C2C relationships in B2B brand community – Case: Thinking Portfolio” became the topic of my thesis.
Following any kind of agile tactic requires the entire team to come together and work as one unit. Whether you utilize Kanban or scrum boards or Kanban backlogs, or a combination of the two such as Kanplan, without a top-down integration with the program, building an agile team is impossible.
An updated edition of the Thinking Portfolio Application Portfolio White Paper has been released!
Summary A short video tutorial covering the basic functionalities of Resource Planning in Thinking Portfolio on Project and Portfolio levels. Contents Resource planning on Project level Data on Project level Resources tab Information on Project Resources tab Features in Project Resource tab Reports related to Project level Resourcing Project level resourcing related reports Portfolio level resourcing Functionalities on the Portfolio level resourcing How to move between Portfolio and Project level resourcing views [...]
Project managers have to keep themselves ready at all times when it comes to managing a project. Right from the start when the plans are still being drawn up to the end of a project, changes are inevitable and occur over the course of the project lifecycle. The key is to work out how best to accommodate and adapt to these changes.