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Project Portfolio Management for Your Software


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published May 15, 2007
Although not intended for this purpose, you can use PPM to rationalize your software investments, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Institutionalizing PPM: The Human Factor


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published April 16, 2007
Corporate culture begins and ends with human behavior, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Supercharge Your Project Portfolio Management


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published November 21, 2006
How 'relationship managers' can bridge the gap between an organization's IT and business executives.

PPM and Project Estimation - Part II


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published October 17, 2006
Up-front project estimation is a critical, if imperfect, first step, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

PPM and Project Estimation - Part I


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published September 20, 2006

Estimating costs is an cumulative, ongoing exercise, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Align IT Resources to Improve Project Throughput


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published August 16, 2006
Managing and balancing resource capacity against demand is a required component to maturing your PPM practice, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

PPM Requires Strong Group Dynamics


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published June 20, 2006
PPM requires an IT steering committee that puts the good of the company ahead turf battles, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Musings from the PPM Front


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published May 16, 2006
CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential shares some of his front-line PPM experiences so you don't have to.

Aligning PPM & PMO for Project Success


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published March 21, 2006
Often confused, PPM and the PMO work in tandem to ensure projects succeed, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Extential.

The Fundamentals of PPM Reporting


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published February 28, 2006
PPM reporting gives you the insights you need to make the right decisions, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Answering PPM's Most Fundamental Questions


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published January 17, 2006
CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential sheds some light on PPM's most basic constructs.

Five Steps to Business/IT Project Alignment


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published November 15, 2005
Defining IT projects in business terms isn't easy but these five steps can lessen the pain, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

The Six Sins of PPM


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published October 18, 2005
In this month's column, CIO Update columnist and PPM aficionado Jeff Monteforte spells out the fastest way to screw up your project portfolio efforts.

Making the IT Project Business Case


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published September 20, 2005
Managing projects is only half the battle, you have to get them approved first, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Good Things Come in Small Packages


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published August 23, 2005
Managing and delivering small projects well can go a long way towards succeeding with larger ones, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Succeeding with PPM Requires Follow Through


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published July 19, 2005
If you're pursuing business/IT alignment via PPM, then ongoing management of your initial deployments is critical, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Understanding PPM Best Practices


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published June 21, 2005
There is always more than one way to do anything (well, most things anyway) and then there are the ways that work best, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Making Sense of PPM Software


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published May 17, 2005
There are a lot of choices out there but, before you buy, you need to realize the power of project portfolio management is in the method, not the software, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

8-Steps to Get PPM Off the Ground


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published April 19, 2005
Project portfolio management is a complicated, intra-departmental process but, by hitting a few well-defined goal posts along the way it is manageable, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

PPM: Deciding Where to Begin


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published March 15, 2005
With so many IT management methodologies to choose from its often hard to know where to even start. But, if project or asset management (or both) is your goal, here's a few tips from CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential on taking those first steps.

How to Sell PPM to Your Boss


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published February 8, 2005
Selling change is never easy but with a few techniques to get C-level buy-in introducing PPM into your IT department can be done, writes CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte of Exential.

Assessing Your PPM Capability


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published January 11, 2005
Are your project management procedures up to speed? Take CIO Update columnist Jeff Monteforte's simple self test to find out.

De-Mystifying Portfolio Management


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Jeff Monteforte

| CIO Insights Article Published November 8, 2004
IT portfolio management is made up of two basic parts that, when taken together, provide IT with an ROI roadmap, writes CIO Update guest columnist Jeff Monteforte, president of Exential.