Whitepapers & Guides
Informative whitepapers and guides to help you more effectively drive business agility.
Organizations who rely on UMT360 gain the transparency and insight needed to improve decision making, rationalize operational costs, fuel innovation and maximize ROI.
8 Steps To Effective Lean Portfolio Management
Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) is used at all levels of an organization, and for everything from planning to benefits realization. It’s a powerful tool that can be used to manage all those elements while integrating seamlessly into more traditional portfolio management methods.
9 Elements of Effective New Product Development
New Product Development (NPD) is a structured approach to product planning that spans ideation through commercialization and lifecycle management. This guide explores why it’s critical to constantly innovate and ruthlessly abandon yesterday’s new concept before it becomes tomorrow’s outdated solution.
Using Enterprise Architecture To Drive Outcomes
Agile businesses use enterprise architecture (EA) to help them conceive, communicate and connect every element of their business. This guide explores what constitutes EA, how it’s achieved, and where might things go wrong – focusing on the key characteristics and components that will help drive business agility.
A Framework For Achieving Business Agility
Business Agility is critical to your success. But contrary to popular belief, it can’t simply be achieved with the right piece of software. That’s why we’ve produced a guide to walk you through some of the key concepts you’ll want to get a handle on what business agility really means.
Mastering Benefits Realization (Outcome Management)
Outcome management is critical to the success of projects, products, portfolios and entire enterprises. It’s also a key component of strategic portfolio management that organizations of all shapes and sizes continue to struggle with.
How To Optimize Resource Capacity Planning
They’re arguably your organization’s most valuable asset. But managing resources effectively is still a thorn in the side for many organizations. To achieve the best possible outcomes with those resources, organizations need both better processes and better tools.
The 9 Secrets to Strategy Execution
If you can’t execute on your strategic plans, then you’ll never realize the value that you were anticipating from the investments you’re making. Strategy execution management is an entire process designed to help you do just that
How An EPMO Can Help You Drive Business Performance
Why you may want to elevate your project management practice from one that is a tactically focused, constraint-driven entity to one that can truly enable business performance.
The 5 Key Elements Of Effective Business Architecture
This guide explores key questions you may have about business architecture, including what it is , why should you care about it, and how does it benefit your organization?
Program Management: How to Drive Strategic Alignment
Read this guide to understand what program management is, how it differs from project management and how it relates to project portfolio management.
A Roadmap’s Critical Role In Strategic Portfolio Management
This guide explains how this critical component of strategic portfolio management can be a powerful strategic planning tool to help you visualize, adjust and communicate your plans.
Explore The Value Of What-If Scenario Analysis Capabilities
Scenario planning or what-if analysis is a critical aspect of strategic portfolio management that helps organizations adapt and adjust effectively to shifting circumstances.
Effective Approaches to Enterprise Strategic Planning
Read this guide to better understand what it takes to ensure you select the right investments to match strategic priorities, and what you need to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances.
Drive Business Agility by Moving from a Project to Product Mindset
Adopting a product perspective is a crucial step toward becoming a digital organization. The key is harnessing the right tools and processes that contribute to business agility.
Redefining Portfolio Management in the Age of Agility
Top-down strategic planning is critical to ensure that every initiative is aligned with strategy. The key is to shift the focus back to that second P in PPM – portfolio management.
The Missing Link Preventing You From Orchestrating Business Transformation
Critical gaps prevent most PMOs from responding to today’s mandate for business transformation. These key imperatives must be addressed to master strategic portfolio management.
6 Common Myths About Microsoft Project Online & Project Server
This Whitepaper tackles some of the most common myths about Microsoft Project Online and Project Server, and provides explanations about their genesis along with clear evidence that debunks each one.Top-down strategic planning is critical to ensure that every initiative is aligned with strategy. The key is to shift the focus back to that second P in PPM – portfolio management.
Closing the Planning & Execution Gap
This Whitepaper explains how PMOs can execute relative to their organization’s strategy by simply shifting from a project orientation to focus more on capabilities.
Powering The Strategic PMO With Microsoft Project Server
This Whitepaper reveals how PMOs can better leverage Microsoft Project Server with UMT360 to gain complete financial transparency across project and program portfolios and improve project success rates.
PMO Best Practices Are No Longer Good Enough
This UMT360 Whitepaper looks at how integrating investment planning and controls across the portfolio and how using a dynamic reallocation process can demonstrate the value of the PMO.