Program & Project Management

The program and project management team is responsible for standardizing project management policies, processes, and methods throughout an organization.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Agile PMOs Focus On Portfolios, Not Projects

    Organization: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    October 2, 2017 Margo Visitacion

    Responding to demand for high-quality customer experience, firms are pervasively adopting Agile and taking on more initiatives. When these digital initiatives scale, the lack of enterprise program management maturity is evident. Consistent disciplines are essential, but past portfolio management office (PMO) failures make enterprise architecture (EA) pros leery. Modern PMOs take a center-of-excellence approach to strike the right balance: building competencies; delivering them in a lightweight, service-oriented approach; and stripping bureaucracy. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Embrace Decentralized Decision Making, But Keep Planning Holistic

    Processes: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    September 22, 2017 Margo Visitacion

    As companies prepare for 2018, improving customer experience joins revenue growth and cost reduction as a top-three priority. Changing customer demands mean that firms must plan continuously, and differentiation without breaking budgets requires robust portfolio management practices. In this report, we examine the practices that project management office (PMO) and enterprise architecture (EA) professionals must adopt to support their business peers. Forrester reviews and revises this report periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We are now updating it to reflect our most current data on strategic portfolio management.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Strategic Portfolio Management Tools, Q3 2017

    Six Leaders Provide Agile Tools To Drive Digital Transformation

    September 20, 2017 Margo Visitacion, Robert Stroud

    In our 27-criteria evaluation of strategic portfolio management (SPM) software solutions providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — AgileCraft, CA, Changepoint, Decision Lens, GenSight, MEGA, Microsoft, Planisware, Planview, ServiceNow, Software AG, Sopheon, and StrategyBlocks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) and portfolio management office (PMO) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    REPORT: Blaze A New Path To Successful AR

    Road Map: The Industry Analyst Relations Playbook

    August 3, 2017 Kevin Lucas

    It's one thing to know how to plan an analyst relations (AR) program in theory, but it's another to do so in an unfamiliar company with unfamiliar colleagues, all of whom may have different expectations of what AR is for and what you should do. But this is the challenge you face when you join a company to create or rejuvenate AR. Read this report to see what road maps strong AR managers followed during their first months, what challenges they faced, and how they turned obstacles into quick hits that stamped the new managers' marks on the programs they owned. This is an update of a previously published report. Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Strategic Portfolio Management Is Agile

    Vision: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    July 14, 2017 Margo Visitacion

    Agility is now a prerequisite for firms to continuously execute on their digital strategy. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals and portfolio managers must support their business partners to build fast-paced, integrated, and continuous planning and delivery cycles. Agile portfolio management is now becoming part of the mainstream. Forrester reviews and revises this report periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; we are updating it now to reflect our latest thinking on strategic portfolio management.

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