The product has features that fulfill business case requirements. List the high level features to be individually assessed.
Organization has existing (positive) relationship with vendor, product or technology or has client references to provide assessment of candidates ability to deliver.
When a solution is costed it includes two attributes; the initial cost of software, consulting and required infrastructure, and the ongoing costs of maintaining the software and infrastructure. Solutions can vary greatly within these two cost attributes. Ongoing costs should also include all HR related costs of running the solution from an operational perspective.
This is a care and feeding question. Does the solution require a great deal of care or is it self healing. The sustainability also includes the solutions ability to stay current to the organizations business and strategic needs. It is also important to consider internal acceptance of the solution(s).
Alignment includes many attributes, does the solution align with our current infrastructure, our current internal skills and knowledge, our current roadmap and our current strategy.
It’s about openness!
Technology investment decisions
<ul>Technology Investment Decisions </ul><ul>ACLEA January 2011 </ul>
<ul>Begin with the Big Picture </ul><ul><li>Technology’s Role in Your Organization’s Vision and Strategic Direction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Lines
Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What’s the impact of Big Tech Trends? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New formats & delivery modes
<ul>Narrow Your Attention </ul><ul><li>Define your goals for a specific investment in technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“The Low Cost Webcast Provider for [xxx State Law” or “The Leader in Interactive Online Education” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Define the measures of success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,000 registrations in the first 12 months
<ul>Narrow Your Attention-cont. </ul><ul><li>What impact do you expect on your position in the marketplace/ your brand? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible for achieving success? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminar director (for registrations/sales)
A brief history of Project Portfolio Management
Business Case Innovations, Demand, Ideas Resourcing Delivery Learning Assets Run Optimize Re-invest Retire Projects Executive & Governance Business Intelligence The Executive PPM Bicycle IT PROJECTS IT ASSETS
Practices for PPM <ul><li>Should be done as a manual practice before considering tools