Case study: improving information technology across the English Channel
‘Improving information technology across the English Channel’
The Eurotunnel Group relies on the efficiency of its IT systems. When growth created challenges from resource demand to project execution, Planview Enterprise helped Eurotunnel to establish efficient processes, create more transparency and improve budget control.
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A gated product development process is often implemented by organisations to assist in scrutinising projects throughout their lifecycle to ensure only the fittest survive. Unfortunately, many of the checks and balances lack the teeth required to kill doomed projects before they squander resources. This article from Planview explains how can a television show such as Shark Tank can provide valuable insight into your gate meetings.
Pulling the plug on an in-flight project is hard. No one wants to be the person calling it quits, offending team members and admitting defeat. It is this mentality, however, that ends up sucking the life out of resources and budgets and setting the organisation up for continued failure because the process is broken. How can you ensure only the right projects survive, wrong ones are killed early and lessons are celebrated after an appropriate mourning period? It is going to take courage.
Planview has acquired Troux to advance its IT portfolio management offering and to enable chief information officers and other IT leaders to effectively manage the strategy and business of IT. The combination of project portfolio management (PPM) and enterprise architecture (EA) solutions from Planview and Troux is claimed to provide IT leaders with a comprehensive approach that integrates strategic planning and execution with complete insight into architecture and technology.
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The recent Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey identified one of the most common challenges organisations experience as being how to speed innovation to deliver innovative products to market while still relying on the same approaches to people, processes and tools that continually limit their success. When you think about it, this is the quintessential definition for ‘insanity’.
This presentation from Planview discusses the discipline project portfolio management (PPM). PPM as a decision-making framework has long been leveraged in the IT industry. But over the last 10 years, especially after the economic downturn, product development has grasped ahold of this powerful tool, modified it with its revenue-based analysis and enhanced it with product roadmaps and pipeline metrics.