Topic: 21st Century CIO


| 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 »

| Guest Blogger,

In our recent webinar, “10 Signs You Need to Reinvent Your PMO” our guest speaker Pete Fisher, Vice President Solution Services & CIO at Lewis Fowler explored some red flags for PMO leaders and gave insight as to how to solve some of the biggest challenges. Pete’s multi-faceted career spans 30 years in IT, management consulting, sales  … 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 »

| Innotas Team, Team Innotas

What is Top Down Portfolio Management? Top down portfolio management is an approach to implementing project portfolio management software that helps to minimize organizational change and promote solution adoption.  Opposed to the bottom up approach to PPM which focuses on improving individual project execution through detailed task management, top down portfolio management focuses on improving  … Read more »

| Innotas Team, Team Innotas

What is a PMO? The basic definition of the PMO in a business or professional enterprise is a permanent organization tasked with one or more of the following objectives: Define and maintain the guidelines, policies, processes, and standard documentation around projects. Encourage and sustain repeatability related to project management. Provide central, coordinated management/oversight into the  … Read more »

| Innotas Team, Admin

No one can know for sure what the future holds but there are certain predictions that help us navigate the tides of the changing economies in 2012. Studying these forecasts allow us to make informed decisions about how we invest time, money, and resources against our financial goals. We were recently invited to participate in  … Read more »

| Innotas Team, Admin

After reading an article from ZDNET this week about Gartner’s predictions for 2012, it occurred to me that while well-written and provocative, the narrative was foreboding for IT organizations. The premise that cloud computing spending increasingly lands outside of IT and therefore will likely diminish the roles and responsibilities of the IT organization has some  … Read more »

| Innotas Team, Admin

With the year coming to a closing, organizations are wrapping up remaining projects and start setting priorities and objectives for 2012. One of the main challenges continues to be in defining goals and objectives for the upcoming 12 months and utilizing limited resources in the IT organization in most efficient and effective way. Some of  … Read more »