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The Power of Regular Portfolio Reviews and Dynamic Reallocation

Written by Mike Gruia on July 18th, 2014 at 11:12 am

During a recent UMT360 webinar covering How to Become a Strategic PMO (see archive here), we found that only 1% have regular dynamic reallocation reviews via automated processes. Another 39% have regular reviews, but require manual, time-intensive efforts to collect and standardize data.

UMT360’s message to PPM practitioners is that this is their opportunity to take the leap to becoming a strategic PMO office by focusing efforts on gaining control of their investments. Annual planning and traditional resource allocation is not enough, as it cannot accommodate the challenges of market complexity and rapid change. Portfolio rebalancing allows organizations to keep their investment priorities in check and optimize the resource allocation and consumption.

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Key Digital Models for CIO Management of Applications Investments

Written by Ben Chamberlain on May 15th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Gartner’s recently released 2014 CEO and Senior Executives Survey found that growth and IT are executive’s top priorities and those surveyed are talking about digital.  In Gartner’s announcement of the survey, VP and Gartner Fellow Mark Raskino said the CEO’s who say technology-related change is important to them, must now invest in that insight.  “Make the tough choices. Be prepared to cut back in areas that represent the old pre-digital ways of doing business. But maintain a coherent and integrated view of the investment being made. Don’t allow too much fragmentation across sales, marketing, digital, IT and other budgets to obscure the view and reduce directional control.”

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The Magic Ingredients of Managing IT

Written by Ben Chamberlain on April 14th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Businesses today are challenged with ways to fund innovation as budgets remain flat or increase incrementally.  The inability to efficiently invest in the future is one of the reason’s IT is becoming less relevant.  It’s imperative that organizations make changes and not only gain a greater understanding of their spending dynamics but also adopt a new approach to decision making, one that focuses on strategic investments and their ability to create competitive advantage.  How do you get started?

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UMT360 Seamlessly Extends Project Server

Written by Ben Chamberlain on April 1st, 2014 at 9:33 am

Built on SharePoint, UMT360 is the only Enterprise Portfolio Management solution offering seamless integration with Project Server.   Our customers who also use Project Server  have found that UMT360 is helping them get more from their PPM.

“We wanted one source of information; we wanted a common language; we wanted to be global; and we wanted to integrate and align our business better.”  -Sudanese Spence, IT Director, Global Portfolio Management Office, AGCO

“UMT360 brings greater financial clarity to Microsoft Project Server that’s not out of the box.”  -Rob Morrison, IT Project Manager, ConocoPhillips

“UMT360 has consistently produced innovative products that help organizations transform their business and gain even more value from their Microsoft platform investment.  UMT360 helps Microsoft customers gain financial transparency across their project, program and asset portfolios and collaborate to improve investment decisions.”  -Ludovic Hauduc, Director of Development, Microsoft Project Server

Cick here to learn  more about how UMT360 helps companies get more ROI from their Project and Portfolio Management investment – Financial Intelligence, Application Portfolios and IT Business Management.   UMT360’s Chief Product and Marketing Officer Ben Chamberlain recently discussed how UMT360 is helping businesses establish a benefits realization framework to effectively track the actual value delivered across the investment portfolio, drive accountability and encourage realistic estimates.  Click here to see the solution in action.

Project & Portfolio Financial Controls for Microsoft Project Server

Written by Ben Chamberlain on March 21st, 2014 at 8:00 am

In March, UMT360’s Chief Product and Marketing Officer Ben Chamberlain presented a webinar showing Project Server customers how UMT360 can help them gain complete financial intelligence across their project portfolios and increase ROI.   Ben discussed how UMT360 helps eliminate the need for Excel and standardizes investment governance controls across the PPM lifecycle, streamlines capital planning, and helps build stronger business cases and a benefits realization framework.  Click here to view this complimentary webinar for Microsoft Project Server customers.  UMT360 is built on the SharePoint platform and is the only enterprise portfolio management solution to provide seamless integration with Project Server.