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Oracle Primavera

What Is Primavera Prime?

By: Jeff Collins
May 22nd, 2017

Oracle has a reputation for delivering unmatched performance, accessibility, and control over projects of any size and scope. But, the various Oracle platforms remained disconnected for years. Meanwhile, the use of the cloud enabled some integration. To bridge the divide, Oracle created a single platform that connected all systems, Oracle Primavera Prime. This new platform was developed with prioritizing, planning and managing projects and portfolios for all-size businesses.

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6 Qualities That All Strong Project Leaders Exude

By: Jeff Collins
May 16th, 2017

Strong project leaders can safeguard the success of various projects. Their skills and qualities outshine challenges in project management, and they understand how to convert leadership to action. 

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Project Management Risk

Ask These 6 Questions About Your Project Management Process

By: Jeff Collins
April 18th, 2017

Modern project management is about more than providing a set of practices for a project office to follow. To deliver on schedule and within budget, project management offices (PMOs) must have a successful project management process in place. Yet, knowing the difference between good and great processes is difficult at best. At their core, successful project management processes provide agile, flexible direction for changes to a project.

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Leadership

4 Qualities All Successful PMOs Have Mastered

By: Jeff Collins
April 10th, 2017

Project scope and complexity grows with each passing day. Unlike traditional projects, today’s project management offices (PMOs) face an exponential list of responsibilities, and many projects are small portions of whole project portfolios and programs. Unfortunately, successful portfolio management requires more than hard-copy skills. In fact, a successful project office needs to operate with strong organizational skills and goals in mind. Portfolio and project management relies on strong leadership more than anything else. But, an overwhelming majority of project offices continue to fall short in key areas, like organizational maturity and alignment with business and strategic goals. To help your office achieve lasting and expanding success, master these key qualities below.

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