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Can you offer insights to others about PPM at HP Discover? Here is your chance!

DiscoverBarc2014_emailsignature_loc_Image_blue_RGB_326X116.jpgAlthough Discover Las Vegas 2015 may seem like it is months away, we have already begun the preparations for this big event!  The call for papers is OPEN NOW and will close on Feb 13th.



If you have a story to share about how HP Project and Portfolio management or HP Executive Scorecard has helped you, this is your opportunity to tell the world.


Keep reading to find out how you can participate in the event.

Dream Team stats—mobilize your PPM system with HP Anywhere!

Mobile_RGB_blue.pngMobility is key to the success for enterprises. This is vital for all aspects of business—even project and portfolio management.


Keep reading to find out how you can now manage your PPM environment from your mobile device.


Risk and its role in Project and Portfolio Management....... Do you want to play?

risk.jpgOn a lazy weekend afternoon, I love to sit down with my family and destroy them all in a game of “Risk”. After spending hours playing the game, I had an epiphany. Playing the game is actually helping me in my day job.


Keep reading to find out how I utilize the skills I have gained while playing this board game within my Project and Portfolio environment. Z

HP Project and Portfolio Manager’s Co-Captain: What HP Agile Manager can do for you

Sprint.jpgThere is no “I” in team, and the same holds true in your IT environment. (Even though there is an “I” in “IT” but I digress…)


Keep reading to find out how HP Agile Manager strengthens your project and portfolio management.

Managing your IT portfolio: Some things to think about!

Myles 3.jpgHave you balanced your program and project portfolio? Can you say that your existing  and projected portfolios are optimized in terms of responding to changing enterprise priorities and demands. Your IT organization is responsible for the cradle-to-grave portfolio process. As part of this responsibility, you need to ensure that the IT portfolio of services (whether existing or projected) meets the enterprise’s priorities and demands. This is important because it strengthens the enterprise’s capabilities system, and thus, its right to win within new and existing businesses. In this post, I will review what COBIT 5 has to say about portfolio management goals as well share their recommended portfolio management metrics. 

How can you drive innovation within the Project Management Office?

Myles 3.jpg“How can we drive innovation?” This is a relevant question for most Project Management Offices (PMOs). It is also an important element of the IT value chain. “Can IT drive innovation from strategy to portfolio?” This requires innovation that is formulated against all business, technical and functional requirements toto truly support the needs of business customers. IT organizations need to have their “eyes wide open” to trends in information technology and services to understand where to focus this innovation. But often, it mostly it involves having a PMO that delivers on innovation opportunities and ensures that the benefits meet business needs.

A PPM tool without the ability to measure is like a day without sunshine

Sunshine.jpgRecently, I met with a CIO from a Global 50 company. When I discussed with him the importance of IT performance management, he admitted that none of his vendors ever talk to him about IT performance management. I was amazed. He went onto say that having a performance management system would ensure that he gets real business transformation and ROI out of his IT investments. “What I need is best-practice KPIs to measure along the journey,” he said. Given this, how should performance management be used alongside a project and portfolio management tool and what should it measure?

The F Word of Project Management: What Has it Taught You?



Yes folks, the F bomb that no one really likes to talk about. We know from the statistics and research from eminent groups like Standish and Gartner that over 60% of projects still fail, and that means that for the vast majority of those reading this blog post, you have been in a project that has 'gone south.'



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. 





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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About the Author(s)
  • 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.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • I help IT leaders to understand how well IT is performing from a business perspective.
  • 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.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
  • Vesna is the senior product marketing manager at HP Software. She has been with HP for 13 years in R&D, product management and product marketing. At HP she is responsible for go to market and enablement of the HP IT Performance Suite products.
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