In Varma a positive experience with Thinking Portfolio project portfolio influenced the selection of the application portfolio

Varma is a mutual employment pension insurance company, owned by its client companies and self-employed persons, insured employees and owners of the guarantee capital. Varma takes care of the statutory earnings-related pension cover of private sector employees and self-employed persons and currently covers around 862,000 people. (www.varma.fi) Varma uses several dozens of applications. In November - December 2015 Varma began using Thinking Portfolio application portfolio to improve the management of basic knowledge and application status [...]

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Thinking Portfolio Switzerland - Business Partners We´re looking for Thinking Portfolio Business Partners to be sales representatives for Switzerland. Tell us about you and your company interest in representing Thinking Portfolio in Switzerland. Intuitive and easy to use Thinking Portfolio Software as a Service includes portfolios such as Project, Idea, Application and Service Portfolio. Click here to to indicate your interest and tell a about your company and credentials. We’ll contact you.

Portfolio methods and their performance

Businesses use several portfolio models for project selection. The authors of Portfolio Management for New Products have made studies on the popularity and success of alternative models. The financial method that includes various profitability and return metrics has been the most popular. It does not, however, perform well when compered to other three leading methods. Cooper, Edgett, and Kleinschimdt who made the studies compared the popularity of the methods in top-performing companies (top 20%) and [...]

Thinking Portfolio providing open source of information at University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is the most versatile institution of science, civilization and mental regeneration, a pioneer and a builder of future. The university is a proponent of well-being and a just society. The IT Centre is an independent unit of the University of Helsinki, providing IT services for the university. The centre is in charge of IT administration and services. The IT Centre employs around 240 staff members performing various support and expert duties. [...]

4 IT Portfolio Challenges that Keep CIOs Awake

Chief Information Officers in any organization have a wide range of responsibilities that must be handled expertly and simultaneously. They also have to ensure that sensitive information, databases and other forms of data in any company are kept safe. Frequent surveys reveal that there are a few problems and challenges that continue to plague a CIO. Security Experienced CIOs understand the importance of information security and taking all stops to facilitate better security. Multi-layered defense [...]

The Secret to an Improved Enterprise Architecture and Business Culture

Enterprise Architecture (EA)is the most valuable, self-created asset for a company. When defining the business value of a company, the key areas of evaluation are enterprise architecture, most valuable clients, top-grossing products and innovations. Developing the aforementioned items in an active, passionate way is an essential part of the culture of an above-average organisation. Enterprise Architecture Is Created Together with the Clients Organisational culture that fails to adequately respect and appreciate enterprise architecture is doomed [...]

Project Portfolio – Aligning Your Time and Priorities

The impact of project management on the overall health of any business is tremendous.A sound foundation of individual project management for your organization will help you execute all your projects well and this is an essential step to achieve your desired objectives on time and within budget. With the aid of Project Portfolio Management (PPM), an organization is able to define and understand their different projects and also prioritize time and budget to analyze the [...]

What is your Application Portfolio Strategy?

Application Portfolio Strategy aids all IT decisions by providing a business oriented framework. It does so by analyzing the current IT estate and pushes the business to comprehend the business value of IT. On this basis, customized application strategies are constructed for specific lines of business and this helps the estate to progress towards its goals. This gives business a vision as to how it can incorporate management of the IT estate for entrepreneurial advantage. [...]

Application Portfolio Management and 10 Key Questions for Success

The concept of Application Portfolio Management first came into existence during the 1990s but it's benefits came into surface in the early 2000s. Organizations worldwide began their preparations as they started discovering that a large number of applications used by them would soon be redundant as well as expensive to maintain as they would hardly offer any business value. The applications in most of these organizations were not cataloged in an easy and  search-friendly manner. [...]