How to use critical success factors
John Rockart coined the phrase ‘critical success factors’ meaning factors that need to be measured and managed as pre-requisites to success. The project fraternity redefined this phrase to mean “the most important success measures”—and they’re wrong, writes Jed Simms.
How performance management can help your project
Consistent high performance in the creation of value from projects and programs requires the technical capabilities to manage projects effectively but Pat Weaver looks at why technical maturity is not enough and how performance management can change the game.
Project portfolio management versus project ERP
What is project portfolio management software? How does it deliver value to a project-driven enterprise in a way that is different from EPM or ERP? Rob Stummer wades through an alphabet soup of three letter acronyms to figure out what project managers really want.
Improving project management through metamodelling
New business modelling tools provide the means to capture the concepts and relationships and share them without imposing an unnecessary burden on the project, writes Andrew Warner, this way you can see the project management tree in the forest.
Desperately seeking (successful) strategy
Strategy, almost by definition is about the big picture. It’s about being comprehensive, across the whole landscape of issues and opportunities, trends and events. Where have you used strategic thinking and planning to help your project team open up a new future? asks David Jago.
Implementing an enterprise project management tool
Enterprise project management, also known as portfolio project management (PPM) tools have many functions, but how many of them do we really need? Martin Vaughan suggests an approach that will make tools useful rather than baffling.