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Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for IIPA Recognizes UMT360 As A Visionary

Written by Hubie Sturtevant on November 30th, 2018 at 10:05 am

For the seventh consecutive year, UMT360 is once again recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications (IIPA). In its 2018 report, Gartner recognizes UMT360 for its completeness of vision and ability to execute. The full report can be found here (Gartner subscription required).

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UMT360 Named A Visionary In Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for IIPA

Written by Hubie Sturtevant on November 28th, 2017 at 9:59 am

UMT360 has once again been recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications (IIPA). This is the sixth consecutive year that UMT360 has been recognized by Gartner for its completeness of vision and ability to execute. The full report can be found here (Gartner subscription required).

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Just What is a Strategic PMO?

Written by Paul Rosien on September 29th, 2014 at 7:26 am

UMT360’s recent webinar schedule has focused on enabling PMOs to be strategic. Great topics, with some world-class PMO professionals including Learning How to Establish a Strategic PMO with Carl Souchereau from SNC Lavalin T&D, and Changing the PMO Status Quo with Frank La Rocca from ConEd. In fact, we’ve seen so much interest in the Strategic PMO idea that we’ve created a local breakfast series, starting initially in Chicago and Houston.

But we also thought it would be good to step back and define just what makes up a strategic PMO. We reached out to some industry folks to get their views, and one response stood out in particular. Andy Jordan is the president at Roffensian Consulting, and has over 20 years within the portfolio, program, project and PMO space. Andy’s response aligned very closely with our view, and so we thought we’d let Andy share directly! You can reach Andy at andy.jordan@roffensian.com, and we thank him in advance for the guest post! – Paul

Just What is a Strategic PMO?

By Andy Jordan

In the last few years PMOs have been asked to take on much more ‘business critical’ functions. Some have embraced this opportunity, some have not. The idea of a project focused central services style PMO (people, process, tools, training) is rapidly losing favour because it is not delivering business results. Instead, the idea of a PMO more aligned with the business is gaining traction, and that is what PMOs should always have been. A Strategic PMO is a project centric business department and should be structured and managed in the same way as other business departments – goals and objectives set by enterprise leadership that help the organization as a whole succeed. That’s what we expect for sales, or operations, or fill in the blank other department, and that’s what we should expect of PMOs.

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Strike & Maintain the Right Innovation Balance

Written by Mike Gruia on June 7th, 2014 at 6:00 am

IT and the business knows:    The year-to-year viability of a company depends on its ability to innovate.

We have learned over the years that innovation comes from three sources.

  • Top Down – Driven by management imperatives (i.e. we have to be in the cloud)
  • Bottom Up – Can originate anywhere in the organization, everyone participates and offers new ideas (i.e. start with a blank piece of paper)
  • Middle – This core innovation represents efforts to make incremental changes to existing applications and incremental inroads into new markets.  Such innovations draw on assets the company already has in place.

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UMT Positioned as Visionary in Gartner’s IIPA Magic Quadrant

Written by Ben Chamberlain on December 10th, 2013 at 10:50 am

UMT has been positioned as a Visionary in Gartner’s newly released 2013 Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis (IIPA) Magic Quadrant.  Visionaries are described as demonstrating a strong vision for innovative thinking around holistic, configurable IT portfolio management.

UMT360 CEO Mike Gruia said, “we are pleased to be recognized in this report as we have worked to ensure UMT360 for IT delivers the most complete and intelligent digital solution for driving transparency and improving investment decisions across IT portfolios of projects, applications, IT services and assets.  UMT360 solutions combine three converging factors – strategic, financial and architectural – that have a transformative impact across all industries we work with.  Our customers say it gives them the tools and knowledge to determine the optimum level of IT spending, better communicate the value of IT and more effectively collaborate with the business to plan their multi-year investments and deliver exceptional results.”

The company’s president Catalin Olteanu added that UMT360’s IIPA market share is significant particularly within the Microsoft installed base.  “We’re seeing, as do industry analysts, so many organizations now ready to embrace portfolio management capabilities. Our strategic decision was to build our solutions on the SharePoint platform and it’s paying off.  Organizations using SharePoint discover in UMT360 a familiar user experience and increased value from their underlying platform investment.”

As Microsoft does not have its own IIPA product, UMT360 for IT is often a natural vehicle for those Microsoft customers seeking to integrate their IT project, application, asset and service portfolios to ensure investments align with business objectives.  “UMT360 for IT takes SharePoint and Project Server beyond PPM to help CIOs analyze all assets across portfolios, consolidate IT demand and effectively deliver the resulting transformation initiatives,” said Ludo Hauduc, General Manager of Microsoft Project.

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