Author: Kevin Kern


| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

In order to move forward you must sometimes look back. In looking back, we’ve seen some patterns arise and believe these to no longer be trends, but core competencies of the market. This year we expect to see a renewed interest in some of these tried and true methodologies. These are no longer trends in  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

Today, I am excited to announce that Innotas has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Planview, the global leader in work and resource management solutions and a consistent “Leader” as rated by top analyst firms Gartner and Forrester. This is a major milestone for Innotas and will allow us to better fulfill our  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

One of the questions that often gets asked of “C level” executives is what keeps them up at night? What are the addressable critical components for the role that ostensibly determine success or failure? Careers are made or vaporized if these questions aren’t contemplated, answered, planned, and then executed. In our business here at Innotas,  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

Enterprise PMO’s and IT organizations have been focused on best practices for completing projects on time and within budget while increasing efficiencies. In many cases this is done by cost reducing methods such as decreased or flat headcount, with expectations of increased production. Ultimately the advantage to being a customer centric ePMO or IT department  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

Each year we review and reflect on some of the industry specific Project Portfolio Management trends of the past year and consider trends for the coming year that might have an impact on the business. Here are our six project portfolio management predictions heading into 2016: If you’re not managing your applications, they’re managing you.  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

Resources are an IT leaders’ biggest asset and it is undeniably the most challenging part of management. With such a large investment in people – training, evaluating, motivating, and managing – it is in every organization’s best interest to have a resource management plan that keeps resources working on the right projects at the right  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

Gartner, Inc. has released the most recent version of its IT Project Portfolio Management Magic Quadrant report. This report measures all vendors within this industry and evaluates their product on both “Completeness of Vision” and their “Ability to Execute” placing each of the players into a category of Leader, Visionary, Challenger, or Niche Player. Feel  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

Last week, Richard Procter from the San Francisco Business Times reached out to do an entrepreneur profile.  Always a pleasure, here is what we discussed. Originally published in the San Francisco Business Times on October 24, 2014:  Kevin Kern CEO, Innotas What it does: Portfolio management HQ: San Francisco 2014 revenue:$14.2 million Employees: 71 Founded:  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

Innotas has had a number of customer and prospect conversations where the need for a corporate or IT-driven “cloud initiative” was a critical need.  After hearing this, we reflect on the rapid change of cloud solutions from the early adopters and point solutions to broader acceptance of cloud solutions across the globe. We now see purpose  … Read more »