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WorkOtter Named Best Project Portfolio Management Software Company of 2021 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2021 WorkOtter Named Best Project Portfolio Management Software Company of 2021 by The company was recognized among the most efficient solutions for planning, prioritizing, and managing multiple projects Boulder, Colorado –, a leading … Read More

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

In the 16 years we have been working with customers (big and small) on their project portfolio management implementations we have seen every mistake in the book. Unfortunately, some mistakes turn into implementation disasters where budgets, time, and the careers … Read More

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End “Management by Screaming Loudest”? Step 1: Score Business Value

An oldie but a goody! As we wind through summer vacations, staff members out of the office and competing priorities, we’re re-sharing a great blog post from last summer on how to manage the manager. Project priorities are frequently decided … Read More

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Program and Project Management

Program Management Facilitates Success An organization that can learn, change, and adapt rapidly is destined for success. Unfortunately, many organizations today exist in a state of chaos, meaning learning, changing, and adapting are not the norm. These companies exist in … Read More

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Project Discipline

Process Violations Are Our Friends Do we always follow the logical, well thought out planned process we have established for repeatable success, or do we short-circuit the process every time an eminent deadline, cost pressure, or demanding customer or stakeholder … Read More

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Accountability and Project Management Process

Two levels of accountability are critical to establishing a culture of clarity that fulfills project management initiatives with repeated successes. The first level is having someone who is accountable for the establishment and improvement of and compliance with the project … Read More

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Eliminate Project Chaos

I have spoken to and trained thousands of project managers. Most of them work in an environment filled with chaos. Project management is a profession in which you must always be able to deal with change, because there is usually … Read More

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Aligning the PMO to Organizational Strategy

The Secret is in Using a Top-Down Approach “How do you sell management on the relevance and importance of the PMO to the organization?” This is one of the top questions pondered by the majority of PMO leaders I have … Read More

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Program Management: Creating a Culture of Repeatable Success

The advantage—the competitive edge—leading companies today require is process. Not overwhelming process for process’s sake but well thought out strategic process in the right amount, based on the organization’s context. Why is process important to a company and to program … Read More

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Leverage WorkOtter’s Industry Leading Two-Way Jira Integration

Atlassian’s Jira is a powerful tool that more and more organization are beginning to take advantage of. We know – we use it ourselves every day. To better leverage WorkOtter’s powerful PPM tools and Jira in conjunction, we developed an … Read More

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