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In this quick YouTube Video, 10 tips to implement project portfolio management (PPM) are shared. The first tip is to “start at the top” – an often overlooked step when attempting to implement PPM. As the video explains, senior level management buy-i

10 Tips to Implement Project Portfolio Management

In this quick YouTube Video, 10 tips to implement project portfolio management (PPM) are shared. The first tip is to “start at the top” – an often overlooked step when attempting to implement PPM. As the video explains, senior level management buy-in and participation is the keystone of a successful implementation, without which you cannot expect the effort to succeed. Other tips include:

  • Avoid the Big Bang (overwhelming the organization)
  • Develop a governance process
  • Use a proven PPM tool
  • Forgive human errors, but not process errors
  • Use the tool in your operational reviews
  • Use executive dashboards
  • Be open to project failures
  • Anticipate business opportunities and constraints
  • Remember who the boss is

The tips represent elements of PPM implementation which are essential for the health of the effort. Getting executives on board, then team members, and then a tool/process are the three main elements of implementation. Manage those correctly, and the PPM implementation will be far easier than not.  

About Matthew Kabik

Matthew Kabik is the former Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He worked at Computer Aid, Inc. from 2008 to 2014 in the Harrisburg offices, where he was a copywriter, swordsman, social media consultant, and trainer before moving into editorial.

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