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Not Quite the ‘Born on the 4th of July’ Blog;

I sit here writing this on the 4th of July which, for the Americans in my audience, is a day of celebration......

 

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And, for those who are not U.S. citizens, you may wonder why this Day of Independence happened at all........  Well let me start with a couple of thoughts. When an organisation, such as the British Empire, 1) gets too large too quickly, without de-centralising accountability to make decisions at levels best suited for the local community and 2) insists on centralising all aspects of life and regulation at one central point without reference to local sensibilities, well, you see what can happen.

 

Tea, anyone?

HP Discover: A View Through Project and Portfolio Management Tinted Glasses

We came, we saw, we conquered. HP Discover was, as always, a spectacular event. The presentations were well intended, the customer interactions incredible, the partner support amazing, the Venetian beautiful , Las Vegas hot and the 80’s music rocking. After months and months of planning, these three days always feel like they go by in the blink of an eye.  Before our heads stop spinning we wanted to put fingers to keys and invite you to take a look at Discover, through our Project and Portfolio Management tinted glasses. 

 

 

 

 

Update from Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit- Shining One Liners

Here are some of our favorite forward thinking one liners from the conference so far:

If a project has an engaged executive sponsor, average success rate is 75%. @MarkLangleyPMI

 

IT PMs struggle with project value because they believe they represent IT not the project owner.@Nimblepm

 

Gartner_inc: The Changing Landscape of the PMO http://bit.ly/17uI9Xo #GartnerPPM @David_A_Thomas

 

"By the time something is around long enough to be a best practice, it's already out of date." ~ Coleen Young #GartnerPPM @AMStevens

 

"IT is the canary in the coal mine" - IT is a leading indicator of trouble ahead. #gartnerppm @ITLeaderDNA

 

Sittin on the dock of the potomac, watching day one roll away #gartnerppm @gaylordnational @HPPPM

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Fit for Purpose: Why Choose Application Rationalisation?

Redundant, familiar, sacred cows – is this an accurate description of some of your current software applications?  How can IT and its end users get past the emotion and overcome the inertia inherent in well-entrenched legacy software? 

 

 

Many organizations are choosing application rationalisation because it affords a big picture view of how each asset uniquely contributes value to the business. It helps identify the most cost-efficient way to run a business process, even if it means that some existing applications with unnecessary or overlapping functionality are shown the door. Could such a process be introduced to your application environment before its tangled vines choke off the IT value-add to your business?

 

 

 

Above and Below the Line, HP PPM Shines

As you may have read in our last blog, HP PPM is in a word, awesome.  The Forrester Wave™ for Project/Program Portfolio Management 2012 ranked HP PPM as a Strategic Leader based on a strict repertoire of criteria. Continue reading to find out what Forrester said about PPM above and below the line.

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  • Brian is a Product Marketing Manager for Application Development Management Solutions with and previously for Project and Application Portfolio Management, with extensive experience in presales and implementation roles.
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