PPM – A Catalyst for Innovation

Andy Jordan, President, Roffensian Consulting Inc. & Jason Pope, Manager, Technical Sales, CA Technologies
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is more than just a way to control projects. It can provide a framework to link corporate goals to successful attainment of those objectives, and it can drive significant improvements to the selection of work, the way that work is executed, and the organizational environment. In this webcast we explore how to harness the power of PPM to innovate all aspects of project execution.
Jun 28 2012
56 mins
PPM – A Catalyst for Innovation
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