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Ardour comparison study: common methods and tools for a contemporary project portfolio management Seeheim-Jugenheim missing 20.06.2011 – the diversity and the success risks of IT projects of the company has risen significantly during the past four years, but only a minority responded with appropriate methods for project portfolio management. A comparative study of ardour consulting comes to these results. “After 61 percent of IT managers realize currently that skyrocketed in the last few years the requirements in project portfolio management in the variety and scope of IT measures” are. In addition every fifth respondent strains have something”increased. So the number of those who see growing problems in project portfolio management, has increased compared to 2007 to 11 on a total of 70 percent. At the same time, the percentage of enterprises that are registering lower requirements declined from 13 to 6 per cent.

At the same time, more and more IT managers, problematize that as a consequence of the numerical increase in IT projects and at the same time growing complexity creates a progressive increase in the risk of failure. Now two-thirds of IT managers warn ardour survey these consequences; four years earlier, it was still significantly less. Only 7 percent see here currently no direct connection between the complex framework in project portfolio management on the one hand and the successful results of the individual projects, on the other hand. Still lacking in every second company of methods and tools, with whose help the complex conditions of the project can be managed more efficiently and with less risk. Thus increased their number to 2007 while, but apparently only in every fourth case, the necessary conditions for a modern multi project management persists. There a lot of financial and human resources be wasted often, if not the right IT projects with the right support be carried”, describes ardour’s Managing Director Dr. Jakob Radwan the typical consequences of missing project portfolio management in the necessary quality.

This must be aimed, governance-oriented to create an optimal balance between strategic alignment, prioritization, and operational implementation of various IT projects. The ultimate effect is that this establishes a close link between of all relevant IT projects on the basis of a clear IT strategy and avoid contradictory approaches without common denominator”, emphasizes the consultant. Project portfolio management is a value-creating instrument that strategically deploys the resources of IT, to comply with the budget and optimizes the quality of the project results in this respect. About ardour Consulting Group: The ardour Consulting Group (, is a consulting boutique specializing in the topics of application management and sourcing. It is a team with a common understanding of sustainable consulting. Consisting of experienced employees with excellent professional qualifications the for the IT team responsible executives. To the ardour Consulting Group’s core competencies include: application management (design and implementation of strategic, tactical and operational IT processes and organizational structures); Development and implementation of tailored and sustainable sourcing strategies; Enterprise Architecture Management, to support the business objectives and the business model through an adequate IT landscape; Project portfolio and value management to demonstrate the value proposition of IT, as well as to be able to make better and more objective investment decisions. Think factory groupcom GmbH Wilfried Heinrich Pastorat 6 D-50354 Hurth phone: + 49 2233 6117-72 fax: + 49 2233 6117-71