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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Market Overview: Strategic Planning Solutions Emerge As Critical Tools In Corporate Toolboxes

    EA And PPM Markets Extend Capabilities To Create A New Market Segment
    February 24, 2015 | Gordon Barnett, Margo Visitacion

    Designing and executing on customer-focused strategy requires firms to shift from annual, budget-based planning to continuous, value-based planning. The demand for greater strategic planning...

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    Report Brief: Changepoint's Acquisition Of Daptiv Blurs The Line Between PPM And PSA

    Combination Brings Agility But Time-To-Market Is Critical
    September 22, 2014 | Margo Visitacion

    On August 21, 2014, Changepoint, a longtime leader in the professional services automation (PSA) and business-focused project portfolio management (PPM) vendor markets, announced it acquired...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report From Strategy To Execution: Assessing PMO Capabilities In The Age Of The Customer

    Part 1 Of Forrester's Look At Strategic Project Management Offices
    November 11, 2013 | Margo Visitacion

    The age of the customer demands that firms completely reassess their project management office (PMO) planning and delivery practices. The traditional focus of PMOs conflicts with the need for speed...

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    Report The Role Of The Business Analyst In The Age Of Agile Development

    December 21, 2012 | Alissa Anderson

    With the advent of Agile development, business analysts (BAs) have to prove their worth in a developer-centric environment where their role may be seen as nonessential. BAs need to navigate the...

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    Report Market Overview: Project-Based ERP For Service Delivery Professionals

    January 13, 2012 | China Martens

    A growing number of organizations delivering project-based services to customers seek business apps that more fully reflect that project focus and apply it to business-processes-powering project...

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    Report Dual Project Managers: Dream Team Or Two-Headed Monster?

    Forrester's AD&D Community Weighs In On Projects With Multiple Project Managers
    July 6, 2011 | Mary Gerush

    Over the past few months, we reached out to The Forrester Community For Application Development & Delivery Professionals to find out if a project can succeed with more than one project manager...

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    Report Role Descriptions For The Office Of The CIO

    Key Roles Support The CIO In Driving IT's Success
    October 22, 2009 | Marc Cecere

    Forrester has assembled job descriptions for several roles within the Office of the CIO — the group of IT leaders who report to the CIO and provide services outside of applications and...

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    Report Making The Case For The Next-Generation PMO

    Broader Visibility And Flexible Frameworks To Tackle More Work Without Killing The Budget
    October 16, 2009 | Margo Visitacion

    There isn't a business case for the "old school" project management office (PMO): We've tried it, and quite often it didn't work. Today's PMOs are under pressure to be business process change...

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    Report Project Manager Assessment Workbook

    October 15, 2009 | Mary Gerush

    The Project Manager Assessment Workbook can be used to evaluate an individual's strengths and growth opportunities across a set of capabilities, knowledge, and skills that are important for a...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Define, Hire, And Develop Your Next-Generation Project Managers

    October 15, 2009 | Mary Gerush

    Software delivery has changed. Organizations are looking for their software development projects to deliver high business value and strong customer satisfaction as well as come in on time and on...

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    Report Embrace Risk-Focused Project Management

    Don't Underestimate The Value Of Knowing And Using Project Risk
    September 11, 2009 | Mary Gerush

    Experienced IT project managers know about risk management. As one of the nine knowledge areas in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), it's considered as important as scope, quality,...

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    Report Market Overview: The M&A Management Tools Market In 2009

    Providers Of Dedicated M&A Tools Are Set For Significant Growth Ahead
    April 10, 2009 | Daniel Krauss

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) management tool providers are growing at rapid rates. This strong growth of M&A virtual deal room (VDR) and project management tool (PMT) providers will continue...

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    Report Director, IT Project And Portfolio Management Office -- Job Profile And Description

    April 6, 2009 | Craig Symons

    A summary job description for the director of the IT project and portfolio management office.

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    Report Packaged Applications Implementation And Deployment, Including SaaS, Q4 2008

    April 3, 2009 | Ellen Daley

    Firms report on their implementation and deployment of different packaged applications, with a specific focus on software-as-a-service.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Are Your Project Teams Living In "Template Hell?"

    Trim The Fat By Designing Lean Templates For Pragmatic Use
    March 20, 2009 | Mary Gerush

    Project templates provide patterns for project deliverables, serving to increase understanding, save time, and improve the quality of project outcomes. But while the value of templates is obvious,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Tenrox 10 Empowers The Project Workforce

    New Release Improves User Experience, Resource Planning, And Workflow
    January 22, 2009 | R "Ray" Wang

    On September 23, 2008, project-based solutions (PBS) pioneer Tenrox released version 10 of its flagship solution in both software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-premise versions. Building on...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The PMBOK And Agile: Friends Or Foes?

    Reconcile The Tension Between The Two To Achieve A Healthy Balance
    January 22, 2009 | Mary Gerush, Dave West

    Development organizations strive to optimize software delivery. Application development leaders commonly use the Project Management Institute's A Guide To The Project Management Body of Knowledge...

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: The PMO, Q4 2008

    January 21, 2009 | Craig Symons

    Program management offices (PMOs) continue to evolve, taking on increasing responsibilities and widening their scope. To understand the nature of this evolution within Forrester clients, we sifted...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Oracle Acquires Primavera

    Acquisition Signals Intent To Serve Project-Intensive Industries With Leading Project-Based Solutions For The Enterprise
    November 6, 2008 | Margo Visitacion, R "Ray" Wang

    On October 8, 2008, Oracle announced its intention to acquire Primavera Systems for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition brings together a leading project financials vendor with a leading...

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    Report The Emerging M&A Management Tools Market

    Integrated Solutions Pave The Way To More Sophisticated M&A Management
    September 9, 2008 | Daniel Krauss, Pascal Matzke

    While the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has increased over the past few years, most companies lack a structured and repeatable approach for managing the deals in an efficient and...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Preparing For The Business Technology Analyst

    August 20, 2008 | Mike Gilpin

    As traditional notions of the business analyst evolve, application development and program management professionals must prepare for a new, emerging type of business analyst: the business...

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    Report Debunking IT Project Failure Myths

    July 28, 2008 | Lewis Cardin

    Firms commonly use three metrics to decide whether a project effort is successful: Did the project meet its schedule, stay within budget, and deliver on requirements? During project development,...

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    Report Stretching Your Project Management Muscles

    Five Steps To Increase The Flexibility Of Your Project Management Function
    July 8, 2008 | Mary Gerush

    Business success requires innovation and adaptation, and technology approaches are evolving to keep pace, employing flexible concepts such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Agile...

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    Report Strong Project Managers Drive Successful Web Design Projects

    July 8, 2008 | Craig Menzies

    In a recent survey of the European Interactive Agency Peer Research Panel (IAPRP), Forrester learned that project management is clearly a mission-critical issue: Clients considered it a key element...

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    Report I&KM Pros: The New Business Analyst Takes Center Stage

    May 6, 2008 | Connie Moore

    Business analysts have always been an important part of any information and process-oriented IT initiative. They serve as intermediaries between business and technology stakeholders, analyzing the...

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