We've published the third episode of our new Podcast Series Portfolio Management – Back to basics. Give it a listen!
We've published the second episode of our new Podcast Series Portfolio Management – Back to basics. Give it a listen!
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 [...]
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 Manual reports have been replaced by standardised reports.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.
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.
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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.
A key performance indicator or KPI is a measured value indicating how effective an organization is in achieving its key business goals. In the context of project management, it demonstrates how successful the project was in benefiting all the people involved: stakeholders, customers, employees, and the community as well. Without KPIs, it would not be possible to assess the progress of the projects towards fulfilling the goals set. Here are six such key performance indicators [...]
The Finnish National Opera and Ballet (SKOB) is procuring Thinking Portfolio's project portfolio in order to provide better visibility of current projects for the staff and make managing the project portfolio easier.
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.