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Welcome to the Discover Performance blog, a resource for enterprise IT leaders who share a passion for performing better. Here you’ll find strategic insights and best practices from your peers as well as from HP’s own practitioners who help others define, measure and achieve better IT performances.

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Juggling internal and external staff? You need optimized resource management

Jason Waugh photo.PNGBy Jason Waugh


Very few, if any, of my enterprise clients rely solely on in-house resources during a major project, which can make staffing a very complex process. If your business is like most, you’re working with teams of developers and IT staff located around the world; some of these resources are internal and others are contracted for specific tasks.


But the staffing models most companies build don’t give you the information you need to make most efficient use of resources, particularly when it comes to using external contractors. And this can result in project delays and wasted money.


Read on to get a preview of my HP Discover roundtable on how to optimize your resource management.

The 3 most important PPM questions to best align people with projects and improve business decisions

Jason Waugh photo.PNGBy Jason Waugh


How do you make the best use of the people in your organization? It may sound like a simple question, but as businesses strive to become as agile as possible, it takes on more urgency. Customers often ask me, “How do we know if we have enough people to do all our projects? When we don't, how do we shift things around?” The biggest hurdle these customers face is a lack of objective visibility into available resources. Achieving that visibility lets you more efficiently align resources with project priorities and make the best business decisions.


Read more to learn project and portfolio management best practices like the three key questions to ask to better align resources to project priorities.

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  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
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  • I'm the community manager for Discover Performance and have been a writer/editor in the technology field for several years.
  • Mike has been with HP for 30 years. Half of that time was in R&D, mainly as an architect. The other 15 years has been spent in product management, product marketing, and now, solution marketing. .
  • Maurice was appointed VP of Customer Experience for HP Software in 2014 after a career in hardware, software and services at DEC, Compaq and HP. He reports to the GM of HP Software, Robert Youngjohns
  • Paul Muller leads the global IT management evangelist team within the Software business at HP. In this role, Muller heads the team responsible for fostering HP’s participation in the IT management community, contributing to and communicating best-practice in helping IT perform better.
  • Rafael Brugnini (Rafa) serves as VP of EMEA for HP Software. Joining in 1996 and has more than 20 years of knowledge and experience linked to HP. He resides in Madrid with his wife and family, and in his spare time he enjoys windsurfing.
  • Evangelist for IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Governance and IT Portfolio Management, consulting IT organisations for Close to 15 years on principles of good governance.
  • Chief of Staff for Software & Information Management IT at HP, driving business and IT initiatives, as well as executive, employee, and customer communications and management of change for the CIO of HP Software.
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