To be a successful project management office, you need to stay on top of all your projects, programs, and portfolios, while simultaneously maintaining efficiency. The key to this is streamlining your processes so your job is repeatable and provides more accurate, predictable results. So how do you streamline your office? The answer is automation.
You job is already difficult enough. You need to keep up-to-date information on best practices, training and guidance documents, and checklists to keep you moving toward success. You have to make sure you have all of the most recent, most accurate information on all of your projects, programs, and portfolios so you make the best decisions on them. You need to be able to compile reports on all of this data. These tasks can all be tedious and repetitive, and they can keep you from being able to focus on the big picture of your projects, portfolios, and strategic objectives..
All of these tasks can be made easier through automation. Rather than having to keep written documents you share with PMs and teams, use software to instantiate the concepts, best practices, and artifacts into every project. That way, there’s no room for interpretation, no overlooking the value provided by the documents, and little room for variability. Obviously, you need to be able to vary some according to the project, but giving everyone the same or similar starting point is going to help drive efficiency…and success.
Automating not only gets you started more efficiently, but also will help you stay on track over the course of managing your programs, portfolios, and projects. All of the governance and standardization drives repeatability, consistency, and predictability. Plus, as things change and the best practices and lessons learned are updated, they can easily be updated and incorporate into the system.
Automation will also improve your ability to report on project and portfolio progress. Rather than having to pull in data from multiple sources to bring it all together, an automated process will be able to crunch all the data you need, when you need it. Not only will it be easier to get the information you need through automation, you’ll also receive more accurate and up-to-date information. This will give you a better. more precise view of where all your programs, portfolios, and projects are and which additional resources they need to be successful. It will also ease your ability to compile reports for the rest of your organization.
CorasManage provides the automation you need to improve and speed up your project and portfolio management processes. Effortlessly accessing real-time data will ensure the success of your projects and simplify your processes. With an easy-to-use interface, CorasManage is customizable out of the box to the specific needs of your organization. As a thriving organization, you can’t afford to waste time. Automation is the best way to ease your workload and stay efficient.