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Discover APO’s Value to Your Management Team

Value for your entire management team.

exec5Align IT resources with your corporate and business line priorities

By facilitating stakeholder feedback throughout the entire life cycle of your projects, you can be sure that IT efforts are in line with your company’s highest priorities. This reduces unnecessary work and ensures projects have the funding and support they need to be successful.

Ensure projects meet cost, schedule, scope, and quality expectations

APO’s dashboards make it easy to identify which projects are at risk of falling behind schedule or exceeding estimated costs. By improving visibility into your projects’ status, you’re able to catch off-course activity early and get projects back on track.

Manage by walking around, virtually

Managing by walking around is all about asking the right questions at the right time. The qualitative feedback you get from team members helps to discern the true status of your projects. APO helps by asking stakeholders and team members the right questions throughout the project life cycle and lets you know when discrepancies in feedback arise.

Improve IT cost effectiveness

APO helps you identify areas in which you can lower costs, improve quality, and improve productivity. By incorporating stakeholder feedback, it also verifies that projects are meeting the real needs of your organization and your customers.

exec1Gain true visibility into project health and status

APO works like a control room to constantly monitor the health and status of all your projects, providing early warnings and comprehensive data. The data gathered through APO is presented in a user-friendly, use-it-now format through intuitive dashboards and easy-to-understand charts that prove to be indispensable for guiding and managing your projects.

Align IT resources with business needs

By facilitating stakeholder feedback throughout the entire life cycle of your projects, you can be sure that IT efforts are in line with your company’s highest priorities. This reduces unnecessary work and ensures projects have the funding and support they need to be successful.

Ensure compliance with industry best practices

APO tracks best practice compliance across every one of your projects. Project phase gate checks verify that required deliverables are produced and that a proven set of processes are followed, improving productivity and consistency.

Spot early warnings of significant project/program risks

With APO, you can eliminate surprises by identifying risks before they become problems. Spotting the pitfalls on the path to meeting milestones can save you hours of rework and keep your projects on track.

exec2Ensure your projects are meeting business needs

APO incorporates consistent input from sponsors and other stakeholders to verify that projects are aligned with their needs. This maximizes the value of your projects and helps you allocate resources to the highest priority work.

Identify risks early before they become problems

With APO, you can eliminate surprises by identifying potential risks before they become problems. By catching issues early, you have time to react and keep your project on course.

Build productive project teams

APO evaluates the capabilities of your project teams and makes it easy to spot teams that need additional resources or skills to succeed. It also tracks team morale and turnover, which play critical roles in productivity.

Manage by walking around, virtually

Managing by walking around is all about asking the right questions at the right time. The qualitative feedback you get from team members helps to discern the true status of your projects. APO helps by asking stakeholders and team members the right questions throughout the project life cycle and lets you know when discrepancies in feedback arise.

exec4Clear visibility into project health and status

APO compiles a holistic view of your projects health. Running your data through a filter of industry best practices and expert analysis, APO gives you a clear picture of which projects need your attention most.

Consistently applied standard processes on every project

APO helps your PMO gather the necessary subjective feedback from team members to ensure that standard processes are being applied across all of your projects, regardless of size.

Years of Project Management experience, overnight

Seasoned project managers must know the right questions to ask, the best practices to follow, and the warning signs to take action on. APO provides these capabilities right out-of-the-box.

A learning organization that boosts performance of every PM

APO comes with industry best practices built right in. By helping you apply these standards across projects, you will quickly elevate the performance of every project manager.

exec3aManage all aspects of your projects

PM best practices divide the discipline of project management into 10 topical areas and stress the critical importance of proactively managing all of these dimensions with equal attention, rigor and visibility. Only APO manages the subjective dimensions of every project.

Receive early warnings of project risks

APO compares current feedback and historic trends to identify deviations from PM best practices and to provide an early alert of impending project risks.

Manage the human side of your projects

The PM must obtain regular, recurring feedback from the project team, sponsors, end users, steering committee, vendors, subcontractors, etc. APO ensures that the PM obtains this input.

Manage by walking around, virtually

Managing by walking around is all about asking the right questions at the right time. The qualitative feedback you get from team members helps to discern the true status of your projects. APO helps by asking stakeholders and team members the right questions throughout the project life cycle and lets you know when discrepancies in feedback arise.

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