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Gartner’s Market Guide For Strategy Execution

Written by Hubie Sturtevant on December 11th, 2018 at 10:58 am

Gartner’s recent market guide on Strategy Execution Management Software advises that any PPM leader interested in driving business transformation invest in tools to help them more effectively manage strategy execution. So what does that mean?

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New tools and techniques turn project management into strategy execution

Written by Ben Chamberlain on November 1st, 2016 at 9:45 am

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Gartner recently published its Market Guide for Strategy Execution Software. If you’re a Gartner client, you can access it here. The report speaks to the “execution gap” that many organizations are struggling with, and the main culprit seems to be a reliance on traditional tools and processes that keep project success rates stuck at around 64%.

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For today’s strategic PMO, real business transformation begins at home

Written by Ben Chamberlain on June 27th, 2016 at 8:17 am

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What do people really mean when they talk about business transformation? And why do we seem to be hearing so much about business transformation within the context of project and program management? Perhaps a few insights from this year’s Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit in Orlando can help to answer those questions.

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Gartner Summit 2016. Stop Managing Projects. Start Orchestrating Investments!

Written by Ben Chamberlain on May 11th, 2016 at 12:48 pm

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We’re excited to be participating in the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit once again this year. The Summit will will be in Orlando from June 6-8. If you plan on attending, please do stop by the UMT360 booth and say hello.

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Looking to do more in 2016?

Written by Ben Chamberlain on December 21st, 2015 at 12:55 pm

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The end of the year is a time to connect with loved ones, celebrate the holidays, and make resolutions for the New Year. For PMO leaders, it’s also the perfect time to take a step back and assess the effectiveness of the processes you use to manage project and program investments, while also assessing their impact on your business.

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On A Journey To PMO Maturity

Written by Ben Chamberlain on December 7th, 2015 at 11:53 am

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This fall, the UMT360 team participated in several industry events featuring PMO leaders presenting thought-provoking keynotes and informative breakout sessions. Attending these events always gives us a chance to learn, along with an opportunity to speak with PMO leaders from all walks of life. It also is a great reminder that no two organizations have exactly the same needs or face precisely the same challenges.

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An Oasis For PMOs In The Desert

Written by Ben Chamberlain on October 30th, 2015 at 9:39 am

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The UMT360 team, along with PMO leaders from around the world, will be in Phoenix from November 8-11, 2015 for the PMO Symposium.

 

The PMO Symposium is one of our favorite events of the year. It’s where hundreds of business leaders gather for a behind-the-scenes look into the proven strategies and practices that drive success for some of the world’s leading PMOs. Each year it seems to get better and better, with just about everyone responsible for directing their organization’s portfolio of projects, programs and initiatives in attendance!

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The Winds of Digital Change Are Howling

Written by Ben Chamberlain on June 9th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

This year’s Gartner PPM Summit was held just outside of Dallas, TX, in early June. One of the highlights of the event was the standing room-only presentation by UMT360 client Frank LaRocca about how PMOs need to adjust their methods to adapt to a changing business environment.

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It’s time for the PMO to focus on the big picture

Written by Hubie Sturtevant on May 29th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

No, the UMT360 team didn’t come up with the theme for this year’s Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit. But we certainly could have. Because from our perspective, the event’s theme — Thriving on Digital Chaos: Innovation, Agility and Collaboration — sounds exactly like what we’ve been telling our clients for years now. Read the rest of this entry »

Managing Investments – That’s Your Real Project!

Written by Mike Gruia on May 15th, 2015 at 8:14 am

We met a lot of folks at the Microsoft Ignite Conference in Chicago last week. And while everyone we spoke with had unique and specific challenges, one common thread ran through our conversations. Most organizations we spoke with used Microsoft Project Online or Project Server as their PPM tool, yet still wanted a more efficient and effective way to manage their projects.
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