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Real world differences between Portfolio and Program

The confusion here can sometimes come from people using the term "program" when we would technically mean "project" in the organizational framework (afterall a "program" could be your project!). You ...
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How does a Portfolio Kanban look like?

Portfolio Kanban boards apply to multiple contexts. Here are 3 specific examples - You could use it in a product development context to track high-level Portfolio Themes or Epics, under which you ...
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Real world differences between Portfolio and Program

In my experience a Programme is a collection of projects where each project delivers part of the overall programme outcomes (i.e the programme is like a super-project but with several substantial sub-...
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Can I have a have a project without having a portfolio?

Just to make it a bit clear between Portfolio and Project Management Portfolio referred to as : "Doing the right work" Project Management referred to as: "Doing the Work right" So ...
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Resource planning and monitoring for multiple projects and teams

If you use Microsoft Excel and want to have an easy transition to a tool that allows you to aggregate data and display them in dashboards, then I suggest you try Smartsheet. Smartsheet looks like ...
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TFS: Projects, Portfolio Management, and Source Code

I am not sure what you lose in a single Team Project? You are either using TFVC which allows you to secure at the folder level, and remove inheritance for greater control. Or you are using Git which ...
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Consulting and separating internal and external tickets

It sounds like you lack transparency and trust with the customer. If each Story represents value for the customer then the customer should approve, view, and order those things. That said, you can ...
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What metrics or methods may a program/portfolio manager use to determine whether a project is going well or not?

Mr. Espina has offered the textbook standard answer and I agree with his answer. That list is a bit granular, and I'd like to add a few more general metrics that would help me to understand and ...
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What metrics or methods may a program/portfolio manager use to determine whether a project is going well or not?

The core metrics are: Cost variance: current period, cumulative to date, and at completion Revenue Variance (if seller of services): current period, cumulative to date, and at completion Profit ...
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What projects should get scored, and which should not?

I think the process of scoring and prioritizing projects, no matter its size and complexity, should generally be the same; however, based on size and complexity, the authority at different clip levels,...
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Multi Project Management Dashboard

Ask them. There's no possible way for us, strangers on the internet, to be able to know with certainty what information your management needs. So, ask them. I suggest compiling a list of all ...
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What are the primary differences when promoted to a Programme Support role out of a Project Support role?

If your organization is following PRINCE2 and/or MSP or the whole P3O/P3M3 standards, then for project management using PRINCE2 there is a formal but optional role/department for Project Support, ...
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Can I have a have a project without having a portfolio?

Short answer: Yes Long answer: Yes, never care what they do or think.
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